Whether you’re getting ready for an eyebrow microblading appointment or you’re simply unsure of your skin type it’s important to test your skin type for the best beauty-related applications. Often, our skin types change over time due to hormones, environmental changes, and habits. Knowing your skin type is important so you can best treat your skin based on type.You can always go to a dermatologist who will help you determine your skin type, but you can easily complete a few in-home tests to also determine where you fall on the skin type spectrum. Prior to testing your skin, though, it’s important to understand the various ways skin types are referenced as well as some new evolvements in skin types and additions that are now included.

Various Skin Types

The most common types of skin include Normal, Oily, Dry, or Combination, which references a skin type that is dry or normal in some areas and oily in the T-zone. However, in recent years, Acne-Prone has also been added as a type of skin as well. Some dermatologists and physicians don’t recognize Acne-Prone as a skin type, but, rather, as a condition that is part of a skin type such as oily.Additionally, Sensitive is another term that will vary depending on whom you’re speaking with, but it is often now registered as a skin type as well.For those who would describe their skin as Normal, you likely have a balanced skin type. Just remember, though, your skin type does not reflect who you are as a person, just the skin you were born with.Those with oily skin are more likely to have what is known as a “heightened sebum production” whereas dry skin is the opposite containing less sebum production than normal skin.Combination skin is — as suggested — a mix of oily, normal, and/or dry skin.

Testing Your Skin Type

In order to do an at-home skin type test, you’ll need to begin by removing all of your eye makeup with your normal eye makeup remover. Then, you’ll want to wash your face with your everyday facial wash. Do not put anything on following washing your face – this includes moisturizers or astringents. Once you’ve washed your face, you’ll want to pat it dry and wait a few minutes.Begin by examining your face in the mirror.If your skin feels taut right after the wash and dry, then you likely have drier skin whereas if your skin is already showing signs of oiliness, then you likely have that type of skin type. Now, if your cheeks are tight, but your T-zone (which is your forehead, nose, and chin) is beginning to feel shiny, you likely have Combination skin type. For those that notice immediate redness or blotchy skin, you probably have Sensitive skin.Second, examine your pore size in the mirror. If you have large pores that are visible from a few steps back from the mirror then you have Oily Skin. If your pores are not visible at all, you likely have Dry Skin. For those that have large and small pores, you may be considered Combination. Normal Skin will be able to see pores close up, but a few steps back and pores won’t’ be visible.

Why Skin Type is Important for Microblading

Understanding your skin type is very important to microblading as one method of microblading may not last as long as another depending on your skin type. For example, knowing that you have Oily Skin means that you’ll want to actually avoid microblading and opt for microshading or a combination of the two based on your skin.The way that the microblading technique is applied, the pigment will ‘take’ more to your skin if you have Dry to Normal Skin. Now, don’t worry if you have Combination or Oily Skin because that doesn’t mean you can’t acquire your new, hassle-free eyebrows, that just means that you’ll want to get the correct eyebrow appointment. Read more about the various types of microblading treatments here.If you tell your microblading artist that you have Dry Skin, when it’s actually Oily, you could be throwing hundreds of dollars out the door if they apply microblading to your brows. This is also why it’s extremely important to vet your microblading artist prior to booking. A knowledgeable microblading artist will provide you with the right questions and help you determine your skin type, your treatment type and so forth to save you time and money in the long run.Are you still unsure of your skin type and want microbladed eyebrows? Then call or text MicroBladers at 702.200.2820 . You can enjoy a free consultation over the phone as to what will work best for you. Also, visit www.MicroBladers.com today for more information.