If you are considering eyebrow microblading or are unsure of your skin type, it is crucial to determine your skin type for eyebrow beauty-related applications. Knowing your skin type is vital to treat your skin appropriately based on its type.
While a dermatologist can help you determine your skin type, you can easily do a few in-home tests to determine where you fall on the skin type spectrum. Before testing your skin, it is essential to understand the various ways skin types are referenced, as well as some new evolvements in skin types and additions that are now included.
The most common skin types include Normal, Oily, Dry, or Combination, which refer to a skin type that is dry or normal in some areas and oily in the T-zone. However, Acne-Prone has also been added as a type of skin in recent years.
While some dermatologists and physicians do not recognize Acne-Prone as a skin type, it is considered 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 registered as a skin type as well.
Testing Your Skin Type
To perform an at-home skin type test, begin by removing all your eye makeup with your normal eye makeup remover. Then, 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, pat it dry and wait a few minutes.
Examine 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.
If your cheeks are tight, but your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is beginning to feel shiny, you likely have Combination skin type. If you notice immediate redness or blotchy skin, you probably have Sensitive skin.
Secondly, 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.
If you have large and small pores, you may be considered Combination. Normal Skin will be able to see pores close, but a few steps back and pores won’t be visible.
Why Skin Type is Important for Microblading
Understanding your skin type for eyebrow microblading is crucial. For example, knowing that you have Oily Skin means that you’ll want to 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. If you have Combination or Oily Skin, that doesn’t mean you can’t acquire your new, hassle-free eyebrows, but you’ll want to get the correct eyebrow appointment.
If you tell your microblading artist that you have Dry Skin when it’s Oily, you could be wasting hundreds of dollars if they apply microblading to your brows. This is why it’s essential 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.
If you’re still unsure of your skin type and want microbladed eyebrows, get a free consultation and learn more with MicroBladers Studio + Academy.