These are the do’s and don’ts of tweezing your eyebrows

Do's and dont's of eyebrow tweezing

We have all the do’s and dont’s of eyebrow tweezing you should know. Image via Adobe Stock.

Waxing, sugaring, threading, micro-blading, laminating, tweezing – there are so many options for eyebrow care these days and there is no “better” treatment than another, it really comes down to personal preference. Tweezing or plucking your eyebrows is like the OG of eyebrow care and I’m sure we’ve all had those times when we’ve gone just that little bit too far and over-plucked – am I right? So, for the sake of this article, we are going to focus on the do’s and don’ts of tweezing your eyebrows, so you can have that perfect shape every single time.

Do – Take a hot shower
Before tweezing those brows, take a hot shower or use a hot compress on the brow area. This will open up the pores and ease the discomfort and if your brow area is inflamed afterwards, a cold compress will help to calm the area down.

Don’t – Use a magnifying mirror
It may be satisfying getting every single one of those little suckers out, but using a magnifying mirror can be dangerous, allowing you to become a little too “tweezer happy” and get too carried away by plucking out more than you need to.

Do – Pick the right tweezer
Make sure to invest in a good pair of tweezers, spend the extra money if you need to. It will be worth it. Tweezers with slant tips are your best bet to avoid breaking off the hair, instead of pulling from the root. We’ve heard these tweezers are well worth your money.

Don’t – Choose an unnatural shape
It can be tempting to aim for that perfect arch shape, but the reality is that it doesn’t suit everyone. To find your perfect shape check out our brow shape article.

Do – Trim if need be
If you need to, don’t be afraid to trim those brows. For those of you with thicker brows, trimming them can keep the thickness, but make them look more neat and defined.

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