How your skin type affects microblading?

Microblading is a process that requires you to know your skin type. This plays an important role in how quickly your microblading will heal. The skin type for microblading refers to how oily and dry your eyebrow area and pores are. You can choose from four types of skin: dry, oily or combination. Although technically it is not considered a “skin type”, your skin’s sensitivity can be an important aspect.

Because oily skin is a common concern, we will be paying special attention to it. Let’s compare it to other types.

Overview of Skin Types and How They Heal?

Normal Skin

Normal skin can be defined as someone who isn’t prone to breakouts and whose t-zone remains hydrated. Your t-zone runs horizontally across your eyebrows and vertically down the middle of your face.

Normal skin types will heal evenly and last an average amount of time. The average lifespan of your skin is between 1 and 1.5 years.

Dry Skin

Dry skin can be caused by small pores that are almost invisible and skin that feels tight all day. There may be some flaking.

Dry skin types heal very quickly. This holds for permanent makeup applied to dry skin and is particularly true for microblading in London Ontario. Micro bladed hair strokes are very easy to heal. The longest that colour will last on dry skin is usually 1.5+ years. This is because there are fewer oils in the skin, so the pigment does not get diluted or fade as quickly.

Combination skin

Your t-zone will feel hydrated with combination skin. The t-zone runs horizontally from your eyebrows to the middle of your face. The cheek area may feel dry and flake.

Because the common tendency for the eyebrow area to be oilier, combination skin heals like normal skin. All permanent makeup (eyeliner and lips) will heal as normal.

Sensitive skin

Clients who have sensitive skin will be able to tell when they arrive if they are sensitive. You probably don’t have sensitive skin if you aren’t sure.

This category has been added because different skin types heal differently. A person with sensitive skin may experience slight pinkness, which can last for several days or even weeks. Some people may also experience slight swelling, which isn’t common for other types of skin.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is more hydrated and supple. Although it can age well, excess oil can clog pores faster. Larger pores are also common in oily skin.

The most softened skin is oily. Microblading hair strokes will make your skin more powdery than dry. It will depend on how oily your skin is. A slight oiliness will result in a more natural healing process than normal skin. However, extremely oily skin will make the colour spread out more easily and will heal faster. To minimize the spread of hair strokes once they have healed, a skilled microblading artist should place the strokes closer apart to clients with oily skin.

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