When scheduling a Microblading/permanent makeup service, you should ask yourself "how compatible is your skin type with semi-permanent/permanent makeup?" Not something you might usually think about but it is an important factor. So, I did a little research for everyone! It is important that you know your type in order to properly maintain your skin for desired and longer lasting results
Many people today are unaware of their skin type, as was I until recently. Your skin type is based on the balance of oil and water in your skin and will determine simple things such as; suitable foundations, how to hydrate, food and water consumption, skin care products, and what you would least expect; how your skin will obtain pigment for permanent makeup. The water content in your skin also influences the elasticity of your skin, as well as medications such as anti depressants or thyroid medications.
I myself recently just learned how to care for my skin properly and have had outstanding results! Changing simply things, such as my water intake has helped with breakouts. My skin is naturally oily, so any facial hydrating cream I would use would cause severe breakouts, so I simply switch to aloe gel! Yes I said it, aloe gel and its amazing! It doesn't dry oily and I can instantly apply my foundation without any oil residue. It seems to control my skin for the day. Then at night I simply apply black castor oil to my face and leave it on over night. When I wake up, my skin is glowing! I myself have had microbladed brows and have had my lips tattooed, so it is important to control my oily skin in order to have longer lasting brow and lip pigment. Sunlight exposure can also affect pigment in the skin.
Here are Some Different Skin Types and Recommended Skin Care remedies and options to Obtain Pigment long-Term-
Normal Skin- Normal skin never appears neither oily or flakey and is great for holding pigment. Normal skin should still be cared for in means of washing and moisturizing. As long as it is maintained, the Pigment will stay vibrant.
Oily Skin- If Oily skin is not cared for properly, the quicker the pigment will fade. It is very common for people with oily skin to have to get frequent touch-ups. Oily skin seems to always have a shiny appearance and can have frequent breakouts. It is important to wash at least twice daily as well as to moisturize properly. Aloe gel is a good moisturizer for oily skin because it dries without leaving any oily residue. If oily skin is maintained, the pigment will last.
Combination Skin- Combination skin can be dry, normal, and/or oily in different areas which might make it a little hard to care for. It is important that you address the specific area alone that is either oily or dry. Addressing the entire face may cause breakouts in other areas. Aloe, diluted tea tree oil, baking soda, and lemon juice are know for spot treatments to help reduce acne. When certain spots are dry, its is recommended to moisturize with an oil based product such as coconut oil. By keeping up with a combination skin type, your pigment will be vibrant and longer lasting.
Dry skin- Dry skin may have difficulty healing after the procedure and may cause the scabbing to flake. This can cause the pigment to flake with the scab resulting in loss of pigment and may require more touch-ups. Dry skin might feel tight and may flake. Environmental factors or dehydration may cause skin dryness so it is important to always exfoliate gently tp avoid removing the skins natural oils. It is important to keep skin moisturized in order to retain pigment in the heeling process and long term. Coconut oil, Castor oil, petroleum jelly and glycerin are good natural remedies to moisturize dry skin.
Ageing Skin- Aging skin might make it difficult to apply pigment during the procedure and might be likely to fade. PH levels in the skin are constantly changing and might make it a little difficult to retain pigment as well. Clinical needling is very good for aging skin and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and/or sun damage. Hyaluronic acid products are also recommended as it helps the skin maintain moisture. As long is the skin is maintained, the pigment will stay.
Irritated/sensitive Skin- This skin type may be more sensitive to the procedure. It is commonly mistaken for Dry skin and has allergic responses to different skin care products, fragrances, weather conditions, or pollen. This skin may appear very blotchy and/or red. Vitamin C,B, and E serums are good for irritated skin. It is recommended to wash with a moisturizer instead of a cleanser and to then apply a SPF (sun protection factor).
We only have one skin to live in, lets take care of it! I hope this helped anyone that is looking into semi-permanent/permanent makeup or anyone that already has semi-permanent/permanent makeup!
Knowing how to care for your skin is a game changer alone! Knowing how to properly care longer lasting results is also worth it!