You know what really wrinkles our brows? Thinking about plucking them. Ow! Either a serious shaping session or trying to pluck a rogue hair in the morning before work can cause some serious anxiety because you know it’s about to hurt. Don’t fear plucking your brows, use these tips to make the process pain free.
Pain-Free Eyebrow Plucking
First, make sure you have the right tools. A sharp pair of tweezers is always good to have on hand and a pair with slanted edges is best because they provide a better grip. You can either get a new pair or sharpen your old pair. You can sharpen your tweezers by running them back and forth on a nail file or sandpaper.
The experts suggest taking some pain relieving pills about an hour before your plucking session. This way your brows will have relief from pain before your tweezers even strike. This method will also help cut down on swelling.
Some people take the pain prevention step a little further by placing numbing gel on and around their eyebrows. If their skin is numb they won’t feel plucking pain. However, gels can make your eyebrows slippery and hard to grip.
For pain-free plucking try waiting to until after you take a shower to manage your brows. The heat and steam from your shower will open your pores, making it easier for you to pull out rogue eyebrow hair. Just be sure to dry your eyebrows off first to prevent slippage. However, your skin should still be moist.
You don’t have to take a shower to heat up your pores. You can microwave some water for about 30 seconds, to make sure it’s hot but not burning or scalding hot. Then take a cloth and dip it in the water. Next dab the hot water onto your eyebrows and your skin around them to open the pores.
When you’re in the act of plucking your brows pluck in the direction of your hair, never go against the grain.
Also, be sure to use your fingers to pull your skin tight across the area to prevent pain while plucking. Putting your finger under the hair follicle of the hair you’re about to tweeze is another good method to cut down on pain.
Remember plucking less is more. Avoid the painful act of over plucking and having to fill in your eyebrows with makeup by plucking them less to have more hair to brush and shape. You can even use brow gel to hold them in place.
To get rid of burning and swelling afterward soothe your skin by using ice to numb the area. You can also use aloe vera and lotion to calm inflamed skin and to provide relaxing pain relief.
When in doubt see a professional! Professional stylists are generally eyebrow wrangling pros. Pain doesn’t hurt as much when you aren’t doing it yourself. Plus, with a quick wax or eyebrow threading, you’ll have the perfect shape for your face in a matter of minutes.
Rock Those Flawless Brows
Don’t be afraid to pluck your eyebrows, and don’t avoid it, otherwise, you could quickly grow out of control caterpillars on your face. Use our pain-free techniques to give your eyebrows a flawless look.
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