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Is microblading right for you?
Whether your skin is oily because of hormones, diet, or genetics, it's an important deciding factor in whether microblading is an option for you. When your skin is oily, it can cause the pigment to fade very quickly. Washing the face with harsh cleansers intended for oily skin can also impact the long-term results of microblading.
If you have oily skin, microblading is not your best option. People pay a lot of money to get semi-permanent eyebrows, but if you have oily skin they're likely to be a lot more 'semi' than 'permanent'! Pigment doesn't absorb well into oily skin. If you're paying several hundred dollars for the perfect eyebrows, you want them to last longer than a year.
Because microblading is done with a series of cuts to the brow, oily skin can impact the healing and fading process. People often find that their new brows are almost completely gone within a year. While microblading requires regular touch-ups, it shouldn't fade so much that it's non-existent within a year. When people with oily skin get such frequent touch-ups, it leads to a large amount of scar tissue. Even if the pigment doesn't stay, the process still requires cutting into the skin, which will leave long-term scars.
These photos are from a client of ours who has more oily skin. When she came to us, she had tried microblading before but it completely disappeared. Thankfully, she decided that she needed to try something different and she came to Aphrodite's Secret.
She got our Aphrodite's Secret Signature Ombre Brows, and this is two years healed. Even after two years, she still doesn't need a touch-up. She visits us for regular eyebrow waxes, and we continue to push her touch-up out another 6 months.
With her oily skin, microblading wouldn't have lasted nearly as long. Her brows still look natural and full after two years with no touch-ups.
When you have oily skin, you don't want microblading. While the consequences of getting microblading with oily skin are less serious than thin skin or red undertones, it would be a waste of money. Oily skin won't absorb the pigment properly and your new eyebrows will fade within a year. You might be left with some scar tissue, or you might not be able to tell you ever had microblading. It would be a huge waste of your time and money.
Still feeling unsure? We know it can be confusing, so we designed a quiz that can help you get a better idea of what would be the best choice for you. While we still heavily encourage a consultation, the quiz is a great first step!