Eyebrow tints are something that everyone should be using in their beauty routine. They’re great for adding color to your natural eyebrows without negatively affecting your skin like other cosmetics such as foundations and eyeliners.
They also come with many benefits, including achieving bolder looks while still staying within society’s arbitrary rules about what is acceptable when it comes to makeup usage. You don’t have to look like you’ve been dipped into a vat of ink every time you leave the house anymore!
Unfortunately, though, there’s always one minor issue – how exactly do you remove this stuff once it has settled onto your hair follicles? It seemed impossible to scrub away the stubborn bits, so we figured out how to tackle them ourselves instead…
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How do you get eyebrow tint off fast?
The first thing you’ll want to do is wash your face. Make sure you use gentle facial cleansers because if you use anything more substantial than soap, you risk further irritating your skin. Check out our guide if you need more information about which type of cleaner to use. Once you’ve done that, apply your usual moisturizer (or foundation) over everything except where your eyebrows would typically sit. The reason why is simple – they’re too sensitive for direct contact with any product that may irritate the skin.
Once all of those steps are taken care of, start washing your hair thoroughly. When you shampoo regularly, you strip away most of the oils from your scalp and hair shafts. That means that whatever was left behind on the surface is now free to mix itself with the rest of the ingredients used to create the eyebrow tint. To break down these chemicals further, let me explain what happens when making eyebrow dyes.
When people decide to make their colors from scratch, they typically use pigments made from organic materials such as iron oxide, cobalt blue, chromium oxide, copper phthalocyanine, etc. These pigments are mixed with water and alcohol until they form a thick ” dye paste.” However, before going ahead and applying it to your eyes, eyebrows, or anywhere else, the dye needs to undergo another vital stage known as “condensation,” where chemical reactions occur between molecules present in the mixture to produce new compounds.
This condensation reaction forms what are known as polymers. While looking pretty cool, these polymers hold strong bonds to each other due to electrostatic attraction, meaning that they won’t ever dissolve back into their original state again. So essentially, the longer you wait after mixing the dye, the harder it becomes to extract. So, unless you hate yourself, I suggest waiting about 30 minutes before attempting removal.
If you’re impatient, however, you could try to speed things up by taking the following actions:
- Scrubbing vigorously with a soft toothbrush or comb.
- Washing your hands well before touching your eyes.
- Using warm water to dilute the dye rather than hot water.
After trying both methods above, you might consider getting professional help if neither worked. There are several products designed specifically to deal with stubbornly set eyebrow dyes. For example, TonerTone Eyeliner Removal Gel contains glycerin and lactic acid, two substances found in sweat, and is said to lift away the remnants of eyebrow tints effectively. Another option is Eye Makeup Removing Cream, which works by breaking down waxes and resins.
Also, keep in mind that not all brands are created equal. Some may work better than others, depending on the exact composition of the eyebrow dye you were given. Therefore, read user reviews online to determine whether a particular brand lives up to its promises. Also, remember that different formulas react differently to specific treatments. Proceed carefully and only attempt to remove eyebrow tinting if you feel confident. Otherwise, consult a dermatologist who knows how best to handle your particular condition.
How do you get eyebrow dye off naturally?
There are various ways to tackle stubborn eyebrow dyes, but unfortunately, none are particularly effective. One standard method involves soaking a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wiping it across your entire face to loosen up the pigment residue. Afterward, rinse your face thoroughly and repeat the procedure. Although this sounds easy enough, it doesn’t seem efficient since no matter how much effort you put into it, the stain refuses to budge. Sometimes it gets worse, showing just how difficult it is to completely rid yourself of eyebrow tinting.
Another way to tackle the problem is to follow the instructions provided with the tube of nail polish remover. You need to soak a cotton pad in acetone solution and swipe it gently across your face to soften the stuck-on gluey mess gradually. Rinse your face afterward and continue the same process until the colored substance begins to peel away. Finally, finish by rinsing your face thoroughly.
As mentioned earlier, this trick is highly ineffective because the acetone solvent only serves to temporarily weaken the bond between the polymer and the hair follicle walls. Other solvents such as petroleum jelly are equally useless because, unlike acetone, they cannot penetrate deep enough to reach the root of the problem. Lastly, although nails themselves contain acetone, it takes years of practice for someone to master the fine art of fingernail polishing. They are not recommended.
How long does it take for eyebrow tint to wear off?
You probably already know that temporary tattoos last anywhere from 1 day to 3 weeks, depending on the formulation of the tattoo itself. It shouldn’t be hard to figure out how long eyebrow tints stick around with that knowledge in hand. The faster the dye is broken down, the quicker it will disappear. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible.
Although eyebrow tints usually begin shedding hours after application, it can take days for the full effect to show. During the early stages of peeling, expect to see traces of color appearing underneath your regular eyebrows. Eventually, your natural eyebrows will return to normal, but the transition period can be painful and frustrating.
To avoid this scenario, you should stay clear of harsh exfoliants and abrasive scrubs that can potentially cause damage to your skin. Instead, opt for mild cleaning agents such as baby wipes. Use them to clean your face a few times throughout the day to prevent the build-up of dirt and grime. Remember that excessive exposure to sunlight can result in irritation. Hence, make sure you cover exposed areas whenever possible.
Lastly, never shave or tweeze your eyebrows before wearing your makeup. Doing so leaves room for stray hairs to grab hold of the pigment, causing them to become permanently stained.
How do you remove eyebrow tint at home?
Now that you understand how to remove eyebrow tinting, it’s time to learn how to get it off safely. First up, don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly before beginning. Next, prepare a damp cloth with either plain water or witch hazel and dab it against your forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck. Then slowly swipe upwards towards your hairline. Don’t be surprised if tiny beads of moisture appear on your face. Keep tapping until nothing remains.
Next, dip a cotton pad into a jar filled with mineral spirits and lightly rub it over your face in circular motions. Be careful not to touch your eyes directly. Repeat the same process twice more. Afterward, splash your face with cold water to close your pores. Finish off by cleansing your face with a toner and a good-quality moisturizer. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may also need to visit your doctor to rule out potential health issues arising from prolonged exposure to the aforementioned harmful chemicals.
In conclusion, if you’re tired of dealing with unsightly marks on your face like stubborn eyebrow tints, it’s finally time to say goodbye. You know how to remove eyebrow tinting properly and safely without damaging your skin. Remember that not all brands react positively to identical procedures, so proceed cautiously and seek medical advice if necessary.
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