It's so important to understand if permanent makeup is for you or not. There are so many factors to consider and some of them not to take lightly. In this process we are trusting the permanent make up artist to give us the right information and be trained well enough to be able to evaluate your skin type and if you are the ideal candidate. Like I always mention, I advise you to do your research and even get a second opinion if you are not sure.
Your Skin Type Could Be a Factor
Unfortunately, not all skin types are suitable for microblading or permanent makeup. In most cases, normal and dry skin are the best skin types to work with. Nobody wants dry skin, but in this case it's one of the easiest skin type for permanent make up artists to work with and achieve good looking and longer lasting final results, for microblading technique, in particular. The reason why It's the best skin type to insert pigment in because oil production doesn't "push" the pigment out. The pigment is more durable and does not fade as much and the hairstrokes will be more clear and crispy.
Skin Types That Are More Challenging For Permanent Make Up And Microblading
Oily Skin and Permanent Make Up
It is still possible to have permanent makeup and Microblading if you have oily skin. You must be aware, however, that the color may fade more quickly and that you will most likely require a touch up in 12 months. Perhaps even sooner. You may need to ask the artist to schedule three appointments instead of only two at first because the treatment may be better done in stages and working slowly on the skin to build up color. For oily skin, the aftercare should also be different. As a result, be sure that the artist provides you with accurate information. It's possible that getting a permanent eyeliner won't work if your eyelids are very oily. The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive, and oil production is likely to push the pigment out.
Combination Skin and Permanent Make Up
The T-zone will be oily for the majority of those with combination skin, which may affect the brow area. If you choose to have permanent makeup on your eyebrows, final results vary from person to person. Eyeliner and lip treatments are less affected by combination skin, so they should heal quickly and normally.
Sensitive Skin And Permanent Make Up
Inserting pigment into sensitive skin can be difficult. Because the skin can become red and inflamed very quickly after one round of pigmentation, it will be unable to handle further irritation. If you tell the technician you have sensitive skin, they will work with you more gently and may even complete the treatment in three appointments.
Acne Prone Skin And Permanent Make Up
One of our worst nightmare is acne-prone skin. It can cause a lot of inflammation, as well as heartache and insecurity. Permanent makeup should not be a problem on acne-prone skin, but it depends on whether the acne is surrounding your brows or not. Also, if you have inflamed acne, it's best to wait until the skin is calmer and the area around your brows is clear before having Permanent makeup done. Unless there is a lot of acne around the mouth area, eyeliner and lips are usually fine. IMPORTANT: You should not undergo permanent makeup treatment if you are taking any acne medications, such as Decutan or Accutane.
Other Skin Types
There are other skin types, or skin type problems that can be a risk factor for your permanent makeup or microblading not to heal properly or even last. Always ask for advice, and in more severe cases consult with your doctor. Please be advised that this might not be a complete list of skin problems. Only the most common ones we see in our clients.
- Keilod prone skin
If you are not sure about your skin type, ask your permanent make up artist to assist you. Let them know if you have any concern and tell them in detail how your skin reacts to certain things. For example if your skin reacts to certain products, if your skin reacts to allergy or so on. The most important thing is to form a good and trustworthy relationship with your artist and then i am sure you will have excellent end result.