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Why Dry Skin Helps Microblading

Why Dry Skin Helps Microblading

Have you considered microblading as a way to get those fuller and sharper eyebrows that you have always wanted but only seen on Instagram? Do you have dry skin that you constantly have to use moisturizers on or it will feel itchy and flaky? Believe it or not that actually might be a good thing. It has come to people’s attention that dry skin will actually help you get a better microblading procedure and results than more moisturized skin. This is why microblading technicians are now instructing people who are preparing for the procedure to actually work towards drying out their skin as part of the preparation.

Microblading is actually a basic form of tattooing, the differences being that a more manual tool is used and the ink is not permanent. Many people are unaware that the same type of ink used in tattooing is not used in microblading, and microblading ink only lasts about three years before it will need to be redone. There are also ways to fade the pigment in microblading if you decide you do not like the results you received, although these methods are not perfect. The technician maps out an area around your existing eyebrows that is desired to be filled in, then creates small lines that are done to look like your existing eyebrow hairs. These are done with ink tinted to the color match that will be appropriate, and within the area that has been mapped out. This allows for a sharp line to be created that is typically only seen after a threading procedure, and which will need to be touched up again regularly to stay in that shape. Microblading provides this same look only without the need for ongoing care, because it is tattooed into the skin.

This is where the type of skin comes into play with regards to the results you can expect. Although healthy skin is necessary for the procedure, that skin leaning towards the dry side will allow the technician to make more precise lines with the tool. This is because skin that is too hydrated will have more of a bouncing effect when it comes into contact with the needle, instead of the needle simply pushing through the skin and depositing the ink in a more fluid way. The drier the skin, the more easily the needle will penetrate it and the sharper the lines that can be created.

If you are planning on having a microblading procedure done, it may be best to do a little preparation before hand in order to leverage the potential for the right type of skin before hand. Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before the procedure because it can thin the blood and cause excess bleeding. This also goes for any medication that might do the same. Try to cut back on your water intake for 24 hours before hand and also do not use moisturizers on that area before hand. This will allow your skin on your eyebrows to slightly dry out, and assure you get the best microblading results.