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  • Writer's pictureRachael Tsang

I have oily skin. Can I have microblading?

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

Hi everyone,

I recently had somebody with oily skin ask me if they were allowed to have microblading. The answer is not an immediate 'no' and I thought it would be a good idea to write and clear up the doubt behind this.

Semi permanent makeup fades over time and boost appointments are recommended to maintain a fresh look. How quickly the pigment fades, will differ from person to person. There are many reasons for this, including lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, or frequency of the use of certain skincare products.

Another well known factor is the difference in skin types. Pigment in drier skin may last longer and hold the definition better than somebody with oily skin. This is because the natural oils of the skin can dilute the pigment that we have placed.

So if you have oily skin, it doesn't necessarily mean you cannot try microblading. Just be informed that in comparison to somebody with a drier skin type, your pigment may fade or loose it's hair stroke-like definition more quickly and you may require a boost appointment sooner to freshen. We typically recommend annual boosts or sooner for oily skin, and between 12-18 months for drier skin.

I hope this helps!

Rachael x

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