Effects of Eyebrow Embroidery on Different Skin Types


Eyebrow embroidery is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment that has gained popularity in recent years. In Singapore, many men and women get this procedure to get naturally fuller, thicker brows. Although it gives you amazing results, natural eyebrow embroidery can have different effects on different skin types.

Your skin has an impact on the effectiveness of eyebrow embroidery. While some skin types work well with the treatment as it is, others require extra care.

Oily Skin

People with oily skin have larger pores than other skin types and are often clogged by excess oil. Compared to other skin types, eyebrow embroidery before and after might look different for people with oily skin.

For instance, the delicate hair-like strokes may come out thicker because of the oil’s built-in hydration in the skin. In addition, the larger pores make it harder to create fine lines, and the excess oil allows the pigment to move around. The result, therefore, has a more soft-powdery effect rather than defined, crisp lines that can be achieved with other skin types.

But that doesn’t mean that people with oily skin cannot achieve the defined brow look. In fact, they can with the help of trained aestheticians. Usually, when working with clients who have oily skin, aestheticians will make deeper cuts to deposit the pigment deeper into the skin. In doing so, they prevent the pigment from being pushed out or spread around in different areas.

With this technique, clients can enjoy their semi-permanent brows for a much longer time, possibly even reaching up to a year before it needs to be touched up.

Dry Skin

On the other hand, people who have dry skin tend to have small pores, which makes it easier for the aesthetician to draw hair-like strokes. Among the different skin types, dry skin is ideal for all types of eyebrow embroidery.

Since people with dry skin don't produce as much oil, the pigment will not spread out once applied. What's more, the lack of oil in their skin keeps the pigment intact. This means they can enjoy their micro-bladed brows for a longer period of time before they require a touch-up.

Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive skin tend to have immediate reactions to the treatment. For example, some people with sensitive skin tend to experience pinkness, discomfort, or irritation during the procedure. In addition, their healing process looks a bit different.

Compared to other skin types, people with sensitive skin can experience swelling or residual bleeding immediately after the procedure, which is not common for others. As such, aestheticians recommend that people who fall under this category practice proper eyebrow care before and after the treatment.

Combination Skin

People with combination skin tend to be oily and dry at the same time. Often, the oilier parts of their face lie in their T-zone, including the forehead and down the length of the nose. Because the eyebrow is situated within this region, the result may be similar to those with oily skin.

However, the skin might not produce as much sebum due to the dryness in the other parts of the face. As such, it is entirely possible to achieve a good balance between defined and powdery brows.

Compared to the other skin types, combination skin heals evenly, much like those with normal skin. Plus, it can last up to one year before brows need to be touched up.

Among the different skin types, microblading works best with dry skin and normal to combination skin types.


Since people with oily skin tend to produce more oil than normal, the effect of the pigmentation may be altered. For instance, the sebum can push the pigment out, resulting in a faster colour fade. That said, people with oily skin generally need to have their touch-ups done more frequently than others.

However, this might not be the case if they go to a good eyebrow embroidery salon. Visiting a well-reputed salon can give you the best brow results, regardless of your skin type.



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