How Your Skin Type Affects Your Permanent Eyebrows
Why Skin Type Matters
When we say skin type we are talking about how dry and/or oily your eyebrow area is and also your pore size. There are four common skin types; normal, dry, oily, and combination, however we add an additional skin type to this list, sensitive skin. While there may always be an exception to the rule, skin type plays a major role in how your Microblading or Permanent Powder Tattoo will heal and the rate at which it will fade.
The normal skin type will heal very nicely and it will last the average length of time typical for the service. For Microblading that would mean 1-1.5 years, while for Permanent Powder Tattoo that would mean 1.5-2 years.
Those with normal skin are not prone to breakouts and their t-zone stays hydrated.
The dry skin type will heal very clean. This is especially true for Microblading. Hair strokes will heal very crisp. Dry skin will also retain color the longest for all permanent makeup. There are less oils coming through the skin so the pigment does not fade as quickly.
You may suspect you have dry skin if your pore’s are nearly invisible, and your skin often feels tight throughout the day. You may also notice some flaking from time to time.
Oily skin will heal softly. Microblading hair strokes for example will heal more gently. How oily your skin is will make a difference. Slight oiliness will heal more like normal skin while extremely oily skin will heal much softer and more powdery. Pigment tends to fade slightly quicker for clients with very oily skin since they have oils coming through their skin. If they want their color to last longer the Permanent Powder Brow is recommended.
Oily skin is naturally more hydrated and supple. It tends to age very nicely however excess oil may clog pores more quickly.
Combination skin tends to heal like normal or slightly oily skin since it is common for the eyebrow area to be on the oilier side. For all other permanent makeup (eyeliner, lips) skin will heal like the normal skin type.
Combination skin will feel hydrated throughout your t-zone. Your t-zone is across your brows horizontally, and down the center of your face vertically. Your cheek area will feel more dry and may experience some flaking.
We’ve added this category because this skin type does heal differently than others. Someone with sensitive may experiences slight pinkness that can last several days longer than it would for other types. They also may experience some slight swelling the day of the procedure which is not typical for other skin types.
Clients with sensitive skin will know that they have sensitive before they come in. If you are unsure then you probably do not have sensitive skin.
Determining Your Skin Type
When you come to us for permanent makeup you do not need to know your skin type. Nicole Mansur is a trained esthetician with 14 years of experience in skin care. We will determine skin type for you, however you can use the information above if you are interested in how your permanent eyebrows will heal ahead of time.
Skin type is determined by your genes. Although it may seem as though your environment changes your skin type, true type does not change.
We hope this has helped you to better understand your skin type and how it effects your healing. Each of our client’s needs are unique and we consider this information with great care. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call (949) 933-2583. We’d be happy to help you with any inquires you may have.