So you have tinted your brows and regret it already? Somehow it looks too dark and completely different from what you may have imagined them to be.
Tinted brows are indeed temporary, but will last you 3-4 weeks. However, wanting to remove or lighten the tint from your brows can be done faster. That is if done correctly with the right approach of course.
how long will brow tint take to fade to the desired color
If you are going about doing your normal cleansing routine, with proper moisturization, and hydration your brow tint will naturally fade to the desired shade in 5-9 days.
But you can lighten and even remove your brow tint at a faster rate.
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How to easily remove & lighten eyebrow tints at home
There are many recommendations out there on how to remove brow tint. But when it comes to the sensitive areas on the skin caution is needed, it’s not just randomly selecting any cleaning agent and using it.
Below I will share with you not just the effective ways but ways that are relatively safe for the brow area Citation.
These methods will effectively help you to either lighten or remove the brow tint, however it all depends on your preference.
1 – Silicone-Based or Oil-Based Makeup Remover
Both oil and silicone-based removers help to break down the tint pigments, allowing for easy removal from the hair shaft.
- Damp a cotton pad in a silicone-based or oil-based makeup remover.
- Next, gently rub over your brows. This will soften the pigments.
- Repeat the rubbing motion until the pigments are lighten or removed – depending on what you want.
2 – Clarifying Shampoo
Clarifying shampoos work by stripping hair of build-ups, that are caused by natural oil and products. Hence, they work so effectively at removing the pigments that sit on the hair shaft.
- Lather the shampoo with Luke-warm water until foamy.
- Gently massage it into brows and leave for a few minutes, this will eventually break down the tint products on the brow’s hair and skin.
- Rinse with room temperature water.
- Repeat this process until lighten to your desire.
- Pat dry using clean towel.
3 – Baking Soda
Baking Soda is usually used as a cleaning agent for numerous cleansing hacks. This method is however not recommended for persons with extra dried and sensitive skin as it can become sore and flaky.
- First you begin by mixing baking soda with a bit of shampoo.
- Mix until you create a thick paste-like texture.
- We apply this paste onto our brows, making sure both skin and hair receive a generous amount.
- Use your fingertips and gently work it into the hairs, avoid rubbing vigorously. (This will help losen the pigment, allowing it to fade faster)
- Let them sit for about 5 minutes maximum.
- Gently wash brows using room temperature water.
4 – Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice is an acidic solution with citric acid, which is commonly used in lots of cleansing products. This is more suitable for persons with sensitive skin.
- We begin by extracting the juice from a lemon, squeeze a little bit into a dry and clean container.
- Take a cotton pad and dip it into the lemon juice.
- Gently apply the lemon juice on your eyebrows (Avoiding contact with eyes).
- Head out into the sunlight for about 5-7 minutes. (When exposed to sunlight citric acid opens up your hair cuticles, and strips the first layer of tint away).
- Use room temperature water and carefully rinse your brows.
Remember the longer the lemon juice stays on your eyebrows, the more the fading effect, meaning more your tint will lighten.
5 – Facial Toner
Facial Toners have extra cleansing abilities perfect for deep cleaning.
- Grab a clean cotton pad and squirt a little bit of toner on it.
- Gently wipe it onto brows, in the direction of the hair growth.
- Now carefully wipe in the other direction, which is against hair growth. Avoid wiping vigorously.
- Repeat the process, until you acquire your intended results.
Facial toners differ due to their formulas and ingredients. It’s advisable to choose either oil-based or water-based toners, seeing that they are moisturizing enough to avoid dryness of the skin.
Whereas alcohol-based toners can easily dry out your skin making the tint look even more dull and harsh.
For an Alcohol-free & Moisturizing Toner, we recommend The THAYERS Witch Hazel-Facial Toner. Perfect for sensitive areas of the skin. Click here to see Price on Amazon.
6 – Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (10 volume USP) can effectively lighten, if not remove the tint from your brows. Its components will break down the layer of the tint from the hair shaft.
- Apply a layer of petroleum jelly under your brows, (this creates a barrier preventing the hydrogen peroxide from getting into contact with the eyes).
- Dip a cotton swab in the hydrogen peroxide.
- Carefully apply, using patting motions onto your eyebrows until they are completely saturated.
- Leave it on your eyebrows, for about 15 to 30 minutes.
- Now you will gently wipe it off, using a clean dap piece of cloth.
When using hydrogen peroxide you will be able to see the progress of the fading stages since this substance is clear. Allowing you to see when you want to clean it off.
You need to be extra cautious with hydrogen peroxide from getting into your eyes.
7 – Facial Bleach
Facial bleaches have bleaching agents to break away color. now bleaching your brows is a great way of fading away from the tint from your brows
Video showing how to bleach your brows to lighten them
Does baby oil remove eyebrow tint
Baby oil can safely remove tint from brows, it usually contains 98% mineral oil, with no added chemicals, and that’s why it is perfect for sensitive or damaged skin.
One of the best methods for the breaking down of pigments would be oil. When oil is applied to the brows, it begins to lubricate the pigments making it easy for getting rid of your tint.
does toothpaste remove eyebrow tint
The Non-Gel Toothpaste will effectively remove eyebrow tint/ stains. Either by rubbing motions or using a toothbrush with very soft bristles and brush over the stain/tint.
However, though we do not recommend applying this method to the brow area, seeing that the skin there is very sensitive and will only bruise and cause burning irritations. This method can be used for other areas of the skin (hands, arms).
How to remove tint stains from skin
Tinted your brows, and notice your hands have become stained or you have tinted too much around the brows area. Well, this is because proper outlining and precision were not carefully taken into consideration. Citation
To Remove Tint Stains From the Skin you can:
- Damp cotton pad into oil-based makeup remover and gently wipe over the spots you would like to remove
- Use provided tint remover to gently clean around the brow areas while application is being done. This is usually provided in brows tinting kits
- Use the non-gel toothpaste and gently scrub over the tint using a toothbrush with fairly soft bristles. This method should not be used around the brow area, but can be applied to hands or other body parts that may have gotten stained
- Exfoliating the stained areas can effectively remove most of the pigments from the areas. However make sure to be cautious when exfoliating, seeing that it can cause tiny bruises on the skin.
- To remove stain from arms and hands you can apply nail polish removers or rubbing alchohol onto a piece of cotton pad and rub over the stained area
Reasons for removing eyebrow tints
Our brows are literally something we wear on our face every day and also play an important role when it comes to our facial structure. And that’s why people would try their best to keep them intact.
Whether you did it yourself or had it professionally done, individuals can still not be comfortable unless it reaches their expectations. They would usually have responses like:
- Brows have become too bold for their face
- It is not natural looking
- Tinted over the brow’s outline
- Brow shape does not Compliment their face structure
- Does not go with their hair color
- Looks too messy
- Imitates a bold and bushy looking brows.
Reasons for brows discoloration
Tinted your brows and noticed after a while they began to get discolored? There are many reasons for this change.
See below for explained reasons.
1 – Pigment From Tint Moving Deeper into the Skin
The skin beneath the brows may seem to get discolored, this is because the pigments may have moved deeper into the dermis and all the way to the hypodermis of the skin.
This difference in color is just due to the change of depth in the skin. The pigment that is deeper in the skin reflects the light with less intensity than when it was positioned more in the upper layers of the skin.
2 – Poor Quality of Pigmented Ink
It is important that you use quality pigments rather than those cheap, knock-off products, cheap ink will only give your brows funky colors over time. Whereas high-graded pigments/tools mean safe and long-lasting pigments.
3 – Direct Sunlight Exposure
Frequently being in the sun and risking exposure to UV Rays can cause the ink to fade. Its advisable to wear SPF on your brows to prevent color from shifting.
4 – Daily Usage of Retinol
Daily dosages of products with retinol can cause the ink to fade resulting in color changes.
5 – Using of Spray Tan or Other Tanning Products
After tinting your brows and deciding to use a tanning product of any kind is a big NO. The properties that are present in the pigmented ink mixes with the tan, can cause an adverse reaction by giving you khaki green to orange looking-brows.
How to choose the right shade of brow tint
- For Blond and Brow Hair, you can choose 2 shades darker than you natural hair color.
- For Brunettes we recommend going for darker shade that matches your hair.
- For Redheads a good blond and shades of brown will compliment them beautifully giving you that natural look.
- For Raven Hair its best to stick with black. lighter shades will have an off look to it.
- Make sure the shade compliments your skin tone and eyes.
- Decide on how bold you want your brows to be beforehand.
- Test shades on skin before applying to the brow area
- Avoid going too drastically darker than your natural shade (this will result in brows looking too bold and fake)