I love the look of micro shading, also called powder shading or sometimes ombre 3D. It gives a more natural look.
What is Microshading or Powder Brows?
July 23, 2019, Michael Svendsen / Chronic Ink
Permanent makeup procedures are growing around the country. Many tattoo shops offer these services alongside their more traditional offerings, as they use similar types of pigments and inks that are found in your everyday tattoo design. Because of this, microshading tends to look very real, more so than any other type of makeup or procedure, as it more effectively replicates hair texture on the surface of the skin.
These services can also be used in other areas of the body for people with skin disorders, but many people are going to be familiar with eyebrow microblading and microshading process, as both have become semi-permanent ways to treat the eyebrow area. Cosmetic tattooing has become the go-to for those who want the best look and value for the money. There are many tattoo parlors who are hiring individuals who only have experience in the tattoo industry through doing these cosmetic makeup procedures. This means you can find someone almost anywhere if you ask, and allows you to “shop around” for a person who you are comfortable with and has the experience you need to get the job done right...
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Check out this article on the advancement of Permanent Cosmetics. Although we offer microblading as one of our services, I much prefer creating hair strokes using a tattoo machine. I feel the shading effect gives a more natural look and honestly does not hurt as much as microblading.
Permanent Makeup Is Back — And It Looks Nothing Like It Did 20 Years Ago
Apr 10, 2018, Olivia Muenter / Bustle
When I told my parents last year that I was getting my eyebrows microbladed, they barely reacted. "OK, what's that?" they asked.
"It's basically tattooing tiny lines on my face that look like a perfectly sculpted eyebrow," I answered.
And then they started to panic a bit. For my parents, and most people, the idea of tattooing makeup on your face immediately conjures images of '90s and early '00s permanent and semi-permanent makeup. But what this type of procedure was 20, and even just 10, years ago is not what it is today. Still, make no mistake — this type of makeup is back, and it isn't going away any time soon.
When it comes to tattooing makeup on your face, the misconceptions that stem from what permanent and semi-permanent makeup was in the past are understandably hard to let go of. The tattoo guns and paper-thin eyebrow tattoos that existed in the past have now been (mostly) replaced with microblading — a semi-permanent procedure that involves a tiny, tiny, tiny blade digging into your skin so that ink can fill the tiny cut and tattoo you. The result is a completely natural-looking eyebrow when it's done correctly...
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There are now other options to Microblading. Here is an article on the history of Eyeliner, what to expect from the procedure and other things to consider when you make your appointment.
Permanent eyeliner healing time
Apr 18, 2019, Brow Beat Studios
Permanent eyeliner sounds like a dream. You can wipe your face, sneeze, have allergies, go swimming all with your eyeliner, not ending up on your cheek. But how do we get through the healing time of such a delicate area?
Permanent makeup application has become very popular amongst women over the past five years.
People have been wearing eyeliner since 3000 BC in cultures all around the world. The Egyptians believed that eyeliner would protect them from the harsh sun and that lead-based eyeliner had medicinal properties in the protection from disease. In India, men, women, and children wear kohl around their eyes and on their faces for fashion purposes and religion. Still, they also believe that wearing kohl will ward off unwanted spirits and energy.
In American culture, eyeliner was once considered sinful, and prostitutes and women of sin only wore it. Around the 1930s, makeup became more acceptable, and women of high societies could have it made for them uniquely. It came at a high price, and because of that, it became a sign of wealth and stature. Even George Washington wore lipstick and a powdered wig; it back then it was regarded as an indication of social standing.
The 1960s brought thick eyeliner to the forefront. Women started wearing eyeliner with curved ends designed to illuminate the eye giving an eye a full open illustrious look. The 1970s brought even more changes, with eyeliner moving towards the punk generation where eyeliner represented misfit life.
This phase often signified youths with black liner on tops and bottom. Punk eyeliner meant rebellion, depression, or contempt with modern social ideas. In the ’80s, eyeliner became a free for all with strong music movements fueling fashion and makeup for both men and women. Men could wear eyeliner freely with both New Wave and The Romantic phase becoming extremely popular. Rocks tars such as David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Stephen Tyler all wore eyeliner as part of their mystery, and sexuality.
Whatever the case, eyeliner is here to stay, we all have our eyeliner style, and most of us feel like we can’t live without it. Eyeliner can be drawn in a multitude of ways close to the eye, winged or in the waterline, each way expressing how we are feeling day to day...
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Aesthetics by Chezza will be moving to:
10193 Combie Rd, Auburn, CA 95602
Aesthetics By Chezza offers a broad menu of full skin care services including permanent cosmetics, microblading, eyeliner, lips, lash enhancements, collagen induction therapy, commonly called microneedling and areola 3D re-pigmentation.
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3 Causes of Pigmentation and How to Solve Them
February 25, 2019 Rhonda Allison/Skin Inc.
The skin is one of the body’s most dynamic organs with several unique characteristics––chief among them, pigmentation. The skin’s melanin determines the color and protects against UV damage.
Many individuals battle some form of a pigmentation and no skin is immune to this regardless of age, race or gender. This brings many challenges when trying to solve and determine a solution. When a pigmentation issue occurs, how do you help restore the skin to a healthy, bright and glowing complexion?
Identify the Disorder Type
Like many functions within the skin, the process of creating pigment (melanogenesis) is extremely complex. When damaged, the melanin production process changes, either overproducing or slowing. This is when issues occur, resulting in one of three types of pigment changes:
Solving the Pigmentation Issue
There are four critical factors to eliminating, reducing and managing pigmentation issues. These include:
For deeper exfoliation, TCA with sake and potent melanin suppressors will tone and refine the skin for a luminous, healthy complexion. Flower acids and mandelic acid will also brighten and stimulate cellular turnover. Follow with a vitamin A and peptide peel formula to rejuvenate damaged cells.
For home care, look to botanical brighteners, retinaldehyde, plant stem cells, epidermal growth factor and peptides. This combination will address the four key areas: exfoliation, melanin suppression, skin brightening and cellular repair and protection.
Permanent Cosmetics for the Auburn, California Area
Permanent cosmetics save you time and money. No more need to mess with make-up every day. For women who have experienced damage to their skin, permanent cosmetics can restore your original look.
POWDER SHADING OR OMBRE BROWS
Powder or ombre brows are meant to create a powder look much like topical powder make up. They are not for creating hair strokes at all and are best for clients that want a more solid looking brow or have brows but want a base color. Solid brows are similar but usually have more density and often times last longer than just microblading.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that involves a hand tool with tiny needles. It makes shallow cuts on the skin and deposits pigment, creating hair-like strokes along the eyebrow giving the appearance of hair on your eyebrows.
Collagen Induction Therapy is the most specific and advanced form of skin micro needling. The process harnesses the body's own natural power to heal, restore and rejuvenate; promoting increased production of collagen and elastin for improved overall skin tone and texture. CIT is a safe and less invasive alternative to laser treatments. CIT is used to treat various facial and body skin issues such as wrinkles, sagging skin, stretch marks, acne scars, breast surgery, burns, sun damage (hyperpigmentation), hyper-pigmented dark spots, tucks, facelift scars and more. Skin will often appear thicker, more plump.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure. It involves a hand tool with tiny needles. It makes shallow cuts on the skin. It deposits pigment, Creating hair-like strokes along the eyebrow giving the appearance of hair on your eyebrows. This semi permanent procedure is for light eyebrows. And for those who dont desire to spend much time on styling their eyebrows
One word....DON'T. Microneedling at home with one of these 'rollers' is absolutely not recommended in the industry no matter how careful you are or how much you spend on a device. You have no control with depth of penetration and proper sterilization techniques. The aftercare needs to be followed to avoid infection and /or hyperpigmentation. Please only have a licensed professional such as a permanent cosmetic technician (PMU), tattoo artist, nurse or dermatologist with special training and proper certification perform this advanced treatment also called collagen induction therapy or skin needling for you.
Simple stated, stay with a small molecule size for best penetration. Microderms, commonly known as Microdermabrasion can often help to slough off old dead skin we need to shed and ultimately provide a better canvas for those high performing ingredients to penetrate like peptides and serums.
Here is some great info from futurederm:
When you apply a serum, lotion, or cream, it encounters the uppermost layer of skin, which is called the stratum corneum. Depending on the size and chemical properties of the ingredients, three different things can happen:
1: Small and Permeable: Absorbed by Skin Cells
If the ingredients in your product are small and permeable, they will be uptaken by skin cells and processed. After a period of time, the ingredients will be secreted out of the skin cells and will enter the circulation. This includes ingredients like L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), and retinol (vitamin A).
2: Large and Non-Permeable: Goes Between Skin Cells
If the ingredients in your product are too large to be uptaken by skin cells, they will move between the skin cells for a period of time. After a while, these ingredients will also enter the circulation and be excreted from the body. These include peptide ingredients like Matrixyl 3000, which have been shown to work at a space between skin cells known as the dermo-epidermal junction (DEJ)
3: Large and Non-Permeable: Is Temporarily Absorbed by Glands
If the ingredients in your product are not absorbed by your skin cells, they may also be temporarily absorbed by some glands in a process known as ”appendageal absorption”. In this process, there are “reservoir effects” in which substances may be stored within the glands for absorption over time before being released into the bloodstream. This includes ingredients like aluminum, which is the reason for some of the controversy surrounding aluminum-containing deodorants.
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