Your skin, ink and protection

Summer is here and so is the summer sun! We should ALL be mindful when it comes to protecting our skin from the sun rays.  

If you have received services from  Porcelain Beauty or have any semipermanent or permanent make or tattoos we have two words for you - wear sunscreen!  

If you plan to be out in the sun all day, your skin will prematurely age and become damaged without the proper protection. If you have tattoos AND lay in the sun, you can expect that they will fade and lines will blur. 

The simple solution to help your skin and to keep your brows and other tattoos from fading is to cover up and put on SPF. Use a minimum of SPF 30 and reapply as needed.  

In be summer, keep an SPF stick in your bag or purse the same way you might keep chapstick in the winter. It's better to be prepared than sorry later.

If you are concerned about tan lines from putting SPF over your brows only, you might want to consider just covering your entire face with SPF, wear makeup with SPF, and wear a bronzer for a sun kissed effect. The sun ages your skin! Protect your beautiful face.

Be safe out there and stay hydrated this summer!  

Microblading, skin, and tattoos.

Microblading is a form of semipermanent cosmetics where a manual tool with microneedles pushes pigment into the skin at the layer of the epidermis  (when done right!). This process may have recently gained the spotlight in the US over the past few years, but it is by no means "new". This process dates back thousands of years! 

More recently, microblading has acquired many names such as:

Eyebrow embroidery

Microstroking

Feather touch

Hair like strokes

This form of semipermanent makeup simulates real hair and fills in missing eyebrows or partially filled brows. 

Whether you are looking for a completely new brow look or want to enhance your natural brow beauty - this technique is a win!   

What is the difference between microblading and standard tattooing? Some people will argue that any ink placed into your skin, at any layer, is a tattoo. I would argue that the main difference between microblading and the standard tattoo is the depth of pigment delivery into your skin.

Standard tattoos enter the dermis of the skin. When the ink reaches the level of the dermis lines become wider/thicker, darker and colors are at a risk of fading to another (ex. Black tattoo fades to a blue/grey, red fade to pink/orange). This happens because our bodies are naturally trying to eliminate a foreign material that we placed, the pigment. Some of the elements within the pigment are absorbed leaving you with a less than desired color. Tattoos, into the dermis, result in a tattoo with wide spread lines and eventual faded color. 

Microblading is different in the sense that it is semipermanent. The ink, when done properly, enters the epidermis. It is a superficial cut where the ink will sit. The process takes 2 visits. After the touch up, results last 1 year and you can expect the brows to fade. This is because of the natural shedding that occurs at the layer of the epidemis. Results vary based on skin type and aftercare: oily, dry, rough, smooth, sensitive, sun exposure, exfoliating, scrubbing, etc.  After about a year the microblading should be mostly faded and it will be time to start the process over again. 

 

New location!

Porcelain Beauty has a new location in Plano! We are part of a medical facility in a doctor's office. We are located across the street from Children's Medical Center. 

7711 San Jacinto Pl Suite #200 Plano, TX 75024

This building is brand new, clean, and organized! It's a relaxing environment where you'll feel at ease during the process.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!