Microblading Oily Skin

Microblading Oily Skin: How Various Skin Types Affect Microblading

Importance of Skin Type for Microblading

When it comes to blading, your skin type is very important. It plays a main role in how your Microblading will heal and at which rate it will fade. When referring to skin type, we talk about how oily or/and dry your Microblading Eyebrow area is and your pore size. You can have four common skin types: dry, oily, normal, or combination. Your skin sensitivity is also an essential factor, though it is not a skin type technically. 

Here, we will pay special attention to the oily skin type since one of the most frequently asked questions is, “Can I get Microblading done with oily skin?” But before we get Microblading on oily skin, let’s look at how it compares to the other types. 

Skin types and how they Heal

Normal Skin

You may have normal skin if your t-zones stay hydrated and are not prone to breakouts. Your t-zone is vertically down the center of your face and across your brows horizontally. 

The normal skin type heals very evenly, and the color lasts the average period. So you can go 1 to 1.5 years before a touch-up becomes necessary. 

Dry Skin

You may have dry skin if your skin often feels tight and your pores are nearly invisible throughout the day. You may also observe some flaking from time to time. 

The dry skin type heals very cleanly. This is especially true for Microblading, where hair strokes heal very crisply. Dry skin also maintains its color for a long time, typically 1.5 years. This is because few oils come through the skin, so the pigment does not fade or dilute quickly. 

Combination Skin

Combination skin feels hydrated throughout your t-zone. However, your cheek area will feel dry and may experience some flaking. 

Combination skin heals like slightly oily or normal skin since it is common for the Microblading Eyebrow area to be on the oily side. However, for all other Permanent Makeup (lips, eyeliner), this skin heals like the normal skin type. 

Sensitive Skin

This skin type heals differently than others. For example, someone with sensitive skin may experience slight pinkness that lasts several days, weeks, or longer than it does for other types. Also, they may experience slight swelling on the procedure day, which is not usual for other skin types. 


Oily Skin

Oily skin type is naturally more supple and hydrated. As a result, it tends to age nicely. However, excessive oil may clog pores more quickly. Also, very oily skin is prone to large poles.

Oily skin heals most softly. Microblading hair strokes heal more powdery than a dry skin type, for instance, whose Microblading heals very crisp. How oily your skin makes a difference. Slight oiliness heals more like normal skin, while extremely oily skin heals much softer, and the color spreads out more. A well-trained artist of Microblading in Calgary knows to place strokes far apart on a customer with oily skin to minimize the spread of hair strokes into each other once healed.

Let’s cut to the chase – Can you have Microblading done with oily skin?

The answer is actually yes. However, keep in mind that the pigment will fade more quickly. The reason for this is that oils are coming through your skin continuously. The color of Microblading becomes diluted by these oils. 

If you are a new customer with oily skin and have done your first Microblading procedure, then it is most probable you will need to come back sooner than the recommended 1-year touch-up. However, if you have oily or extremely oily skin and want your color to last long, then the permanent powder brow, also known as eyebrow tattoo, shaded bro, or an Ombre Brow is a great option.      

Microblading aftercare steps for all skin types

You should follow these general aftercare steps regardless of your skin type. Of course, your aftercare may differ depending on your artist’s choice, but it will generally look something like what is written below. Therefore, all skin types should follow these steps.

Day 1: Use a damped cotton pad to wipe your Microblading every 15 minutes, starting immediately after your procedure. This will prevent color loss and scabbing.

Day 2-7: Use a permanent makeup-approved soft cleanser to cleanse your Microblading twice daily. After that, apply a permanent makeup healing gel to prevent your skin from drying.

We hope this information has helped you better understand your skin type and how it affects Microblading healing. But, of course, every customer’s needs are different, and we consider this with good care. You can schedule your appointment by searching for the best Microblading Near Me on the internet.