Tweezing

Subject: Tweezing

What? Tweezing is the use of pulling unwanted facial hair and small amounts of body hair such as stray abdominal, bikini, or chest hairs. However, tweezing is most commonly used to maintain eyebrow shape and can be used to prevent a unibrow from occurring. Hair generally takes between three and eight weeks to grow back after tweezing. Tweezing can be professionally done at local beauty salons or at home with proper instruction. The hairs of the eyebrows go through growth phases like the rest of the hair on the body.

Why? (History) If you choose to tweeze on your own, it is advised that you invest in a pair of quality tweezers. Remember that large areas of hair are too difficult to be done by tweezing since it is very time consuming. Tweezing is a slow process that must be done with care. In fact, when shaping your eyebrows, one or two hairs can make all the difference. Tweezing is commonly first done at home and the results are not always optimal. It tends to result in uneven and over tweezing. The eyebrow hair follicles do not always grow back and you are left with eyebrows that are too thin. The best solution is to make an appointment with a professional who can do the first shaping for you so when you do tweeze at home you just have to maintain the borders already shaped.

How does it relate to the skin? Tweezers should not be used to remove hairs growing from moles because it may lead to an infection. Tweezing can also cause ingrown hairs, and if done improperly it can cause pitting or scarring. Red bumps may also occur after tweezing due to swollen hair follicles. Rubbing an ice cube over the bumps will help reduce swelling. To prevent infection, use a bacterial agent before and after tweezing. Do not use any moisturizers that will cause the tweezers to slip. Tweezing can have some consequences for the skin. The process can leave the skin red and irritated with some temporary inflammation when a still growing hair is plucked away from its root.

Where does it typically occur? Remember that large areas of hair are too difficult to be done by tweezing since it is very time consuming. Tweezing is a slow process that must be done with care. In fact, when shaping your eyebrows, one or two hairs can make all the difference. To accurately tweeze, brush hair in the direction of hair growth and isolate the hair you tweeze.

How does it relate to the skin? When shaping your eyebrows, one or two hairs can make all the difference. Tweeze in the direction of hair growth and gently pull one hair at a time. When shaping your eyebrows, one or two hairs can make all the difference. Tweezing can have some consequences for the skin. The process can leave the skin red and irritated with some temporary inflammation when a still growing hair is plucked away from its root. To accurately tweeze, brush hair in the direction of hair growth and locate the hair you tweeze.

What causes this? Tweezing is the removal of unwanted facial hair or body hair. The eyebrow should follow the length of the eye and should not extend to your temple. To avoid mishaps, use a make-up eyeliner (white) to draw your desired brow shape and then pluck the hairs that fall below the line. Tweeze in even lighting, and pull away from the mirror periodically to examine your eyebrows. It is better to tweeze too little than too much. The eyebrow in its natural state usually conforms to the shape of your brow. A softer rounded brow will produce an eyebrow with a lower arch. Certain face shapes can be balance with a specific eyebrow shape, trying to shape a brow very different from its natural shape will be difficult to maintain and would require removing more hairs than necessary

How? (Solutions) Mechanical /Machine If you choose to tweeze on your own, it is advised that you invest in a pair of quality tweezers. Each time an eyebrow hair is pulled there is the chance that the follicle was damaged and the hair will not grow back. the eyebrows tend to thin with age anyway. there are methods available to make the eyebrows appear thicker and help overly thin eyebrow look fuller. Examples are as follows
Eyebrow Extensions: Individual hairs are attached to the brows (like eyelash extensions) Eyebrow pencils to fill in sparse thin eyebrows. Eyebrow growth serums that strengthen hairs and promote growth. Cosmetic tattooing is a permanent pigment that penetrates the dermis via a thin needle.

How? (Solutions) Non Mechanical Do not use any moisturizers that will cause the tweezers to slip. Before and after tweezing, regularly wipe the tips of your tweezers with alcohol to remove any oily build-up. This ensures that the tweezers maintain their grip. Do not use dull tweezers. If you tweeze your eyebrows too thinly, fill them in with brown shadow to make them appear thicker. Use brow gel to keep your brows in place during the day. If you don’t have gel, apply a small amount of hairspray to your finger or brow comb, and brush through hair. Some ways to avoid complications to the skin from tweezing: Sterilize the tweezers to avoid introducing bacteria into the open hair follicle. Open the pores with a warm shower or warm towel
Use an astringent before and after tweezing. Always brace the skin and hold it taught while pulling in the direction of hair growth and it will release without pain.

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