top of page

Is Microblading Suitable for All Skin Types?

Have you been thinking about getting your eyebrows microbladed but aren't sure if your skin type is suitable? You're not alone in having questions - microblading is quite popular these days but knowing how your unique skin will respond is important. Let's take a closer look at how different skin types fare with microblading so you can feel confident making the right choice for you.

Microblading eyebrows brief intro 

Microblading, also known as eyebrow tattoo, is a semi-permanent makeup technique used to mimic the look of natural eyebrow hair strokes. It's become a trendy option as an alternative to traditional eyebrow tattoos or pencils and powders because the results look very natural. While it's an exciting potential solution, your skin type does play a role in how well it will heal and how long the pigment will last.

Why skin type matter for permanent eyebrow treatment

When it comes to any type of permanent makeup like microblading, your skin plays an important role in factors like how well the pigment will heal into your skin and how long it will last.

A skilled microblading artist can properly assess your skin and adjust their technique, like how deep they place the pigment or what kind of strokes they use, to make the procedure as successful as possible for your individual skin type. 

Different skin types 

There are four major skin types that are relevant to microblading: oily, dry, combination, and normal. It's important to understand the basics of each.

  1. Oily skin tends to produce excess sebum, which can more quickly break down pigment.

  2. Dry skin lacks sebum and moisture, so it's prone to flaking.

  3. Combination skin is a mix of oily and dry areas.

  4. Normal skin has a balanced moisture level and considered best type of skin for permanent eyebrow makeup.

Recognizing your specific type helps you and your artist address any needs to optimize results, like how deeply pigment should go or the best healing regimen.

Microblading Suitability for each skin type 

Generally, microblading eyebrows are suitable for most skin types if there are no other ongoing skin conditions, but healing time, lifespan, and aftercare requirements vary greatly between each type.

Oily Skin

Oily skin poses some potential concerns because excess oil production speeds up how quickly pigment breaks down. This means oily skin types often see quicker fading and blurring of lines compared to other skin types. Pigment may not retain as well or for as long, requiring more frequent touch-ups.

Oily skin may heal slightly greasier and require stricter aftercare to avoid complications like smudging. An experienced artist knows how deeply to place pigment for oily skin and will provide specific aftercare advice to manage oil production and keep fading to a minimum.

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, microblading may be an especially good fit for you. That's because dry skin can really hold pigment, resulting in sharper lines and color that lasts longer between sessions - often 2-3 years or longer without touch-ups compared to other skin types. Just be aware that dry skin may experience flakiness during healing that proper hydration can prevent. 

Combination Skin

As the name suggests, combination skin has both oily and dry areas that will heal differently. Your oily T-zone may see faster fading similar to purely oily skin.

Your artist can adjust techniques slightly between the zones. Sticking closely to your customized aftercare routine is important to guide each area's healing process. 

Normal Skin

If you have normal skin with a balanced moisture level, microblading will be one of the most ideal options. Normal skin tends to hold pigment very well due to controlled oil levels, resulting in crisp lines and blended color that lasts 2-3 years or longer between touch-ups needed.

As an extra perk, normal skin usually experiences a very smooth, even healing process with minimal scabbing thanks to its equilibrium. With the right post-care, it yields beautiful brows that last longer then any other type of skin!

Factors influencing treatment success beyond skin type

While skin type sets the baseline for how your brows may respond, several other considerations impact results:

  • Artist skill and experience - A highly qualified, talented artist can optimize any skin type's chances through proper technique. Research credibility.

  • Technique - Ask about techniques like hair strokes versus shading filler. Consider your aesthetic goals.

  • Post-procedure care - Following your specific at-home routine as directed is vital for optimal healing with no issues.

Which skin is not suitable for microblading?

Certain skin conditions may make permanent eyebrows too risky or unable to yield desired results. Skin that should not undergo the procedure includes areas with:

  • Active infections or rashes

  • Inflammatory skin disorders like eczema

  • Known allergies to pigments without a proven patch test

  • Sunburn or recent skin procedures on the brow area

It's always best to consult with your artist if you have any skin concerns before committing to permanent eyebrow makeup.

Visit top rated microblading artist in Fredericton

Vibrant Salon and Spa has a team of top rated microblading specialist who would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation. They can take the time to fully understand your goals, do a patch test if needed, assess your skin type and any concerns, recommend the best technique, and answer all your questions. Many past clients rave about the natural-looking brows they've left with. Contact us to get the process started and find out if microblading is right for you.


  • Microblading can work for a variety of skin types when performed by a highly skilled and experienced artist.

  • Oily skin may see quicker fading requiring more touch-ups, while dry skin often retains pigment longest between sessions.

  • Combination skin needs specialized care and technique depending on oily and dry zones.

  • Normal skin yields balanced healing and definition due to controlled oil levels.

  • To fully determine suitability, factors like technique, medical history, and adherence to aftercare must also be considered through an in-depth consultation.

FAQ about microblading eyebrows 

How do I know if microblading will suit me?

The best way is to schedule a complimentary consultation at our medispa in Fredericton. Our brow artist can examine your skin, brow shape, and goals to determine if microblading or another treatment makes the most sense given your unique situation. 

Can I get microblading over an old eyebrow tattoo?

This depends heavily on the condition and longevity of existing pigment. Old tattoos can affect how well new pigment is absorbed. It's generally best to discuss corrective strategies with our experienced artist.

Can individuals with allergies get permanent makeup?

Some allergies don't necessarily rule out the possibility. However, a thorough consultation including a patch test is extremely important to identify any risks, ensure a safe procedure, and select hypoallergenic pigments if needed. It's always advisable to consult your physician as well if you have sensitivities.

Does Microblading hurt?

Most people describe the sensation as mild to moderate discomfort similar to tweezing but not severe pain. Topical numbing cream is routinely applied before the procedure. Still, personal discomfort tolerance varies so discuss your concerns with the artist and stay relaxed during your session. 

May I opt for HydraFacial along with Microblading if I have dry skin

For dry skin types in particular, scheduling a HydraFacial treatment 2-3 weeks before your planned microblading session can be beneficial. The deep cleansing and hydrating properties of HydraFacial help resurface and soothe dry skin. This leads to a smoother canvas for the pigment application process and may assist with post-microblading healing since your skin has received supplemental moisture. Consult your spa to confirm if pairing the two treatments is advisable given your individual skin profile and concerns. Proceeding with both could optimize your microblading experience and results if you tend toward dryness.


bottom of page