You probably often hear that you shouldn’t perform microblading on oily skin. There’s some wisdom in that.
Microblading on oily skin can present with twice the healing time and quicker fading. And since you’re using the same amount of time, effort, and pigment, it’s not like you can just cut the client’s bill in half.
If you’re so inclined, then you can always refuse clients who have too oily skin. After all, you’re just looking out for them. It’s like they’re paying the full price with half the benefits.
However, if you want to consider accepting clients with oily skin, then here’s everything you’ll need to know.
Why microblading on oily skin isn’t ideal
Oily skin doesn’t hold ink pigment very well. This leads to, as mentioned above, slower healing periods and significantly quicker fading. That means clients will need more touch-ups than other clients will.
Specifically, clients with oily skin can expect up to only a year of beautiful brows before they’ll need another touch-up. By contrast, other clients can expect up to two or three years of permanent brows.
The ink pigments are also more likely to spread, meaning strokes will not look as crisp as they would look on someone else’s skin.
Top tips for microblading on oily skin
When performing microblading on oily skin, here are some pointers:
- Use slightly deeper strokes. Not too deep to damage the skin, of course, but deep enough that the ink pigment is embedded well into the skin.
- Use organic ink pigments. In special cases like clients with oily skin, it’s always recommended to use organic ink pigments. These all-natural pigments do not contain any harmful chemicals that might harm the client. They’re also generally more compatible with human skin, as they are sourced organically.
- Use high-quality tools and equipment. Because of oily skin’s tendency to spread the pigment, it’s of utmost importance to have precise strokes. Don’t compromise the quality of your tools or equipment.
The best advice for clients with oily skin
Be honest with them: they may not love the results of microblading on their skin. However, if they’re determined to get permanent brows, then here are some tips to help them deal:
1. Manage your expectations
We’re sorry, but it bears repeating. Microblading on oily skin is paying the full price while enjoying half the benefits.
2. Prepare yourself for aftercare
Aftercare for oily skin might differ a bit from aftercare for normal skin. Here’s a few pointers in addition to the general microblading aftercare guide:
- Do not, under any circumstances, let water, sweat, or other liquids touch the treated area for at least 10 days.
- Abstain from any physical activities that might cause you to sweat or that heavily involve the treated area.
- Refrain from using your usual skincare products in the treated and surrounding areas.
3. Keep your microblading artist on speed dial
If anything goes wrong or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to text or phone your microblading artist. Never self-medicate. Always consult a professional.
Brush up on your microblading knowledge
Whether it’s a client with oily skin or a regular customer, you need to be on the top of your game. Maintaining your reputation as a skilled, professional microblading artist is key to 1) getting your clients to trust your judgment and 2) getting even more clients.
Don’t forget to check out our advanced eyebrow microblading course and our advanced digital eyebrow microblading course. We offer the only classes that let you work on a real, live client, so you’re 100% confident you’re up for anything.
To be the best, you need to study with the best. Check out our full list of course offerings here.