Eyebrow Tweezing: To minimize the pain, numb the eyebrow area first with a baby's teething pain preparation, numbing toothache preparation or with a little ice.
• The hair can be softened with a hair conditioner or shaving cream.
• Steam your eyebrows with a hot washcloth for five minutes or tweeze right after a hot shower to open up the pores so the hair can come out easily.
• Invest in a professional pair of tweezers to have a clean, sharp pair each time. If you are serious about tweezing buying a good quality pair is essential. (See resource box below)
• Use natural light wherever possible.
• First clean up the area between the eyebrows by plucking any stray hairs.
• Pull the skin taut and remove hairs as close as possible to the root.
• Pluck in the direction of the growth.
• Shape your eyebrows by plucking from underneath rather than from above to create a natural arch.
• To close the pores of the skin after plucking use an astringent or soothe irritated skin by applying warm petroleum jelly.
Shaping Your Eyebrows: 3 Steps
1.First thin the eyebrow then slowly define the arch. The arch should reach the highest point above the middle of the iris.
2.To determine where the eyebrows should begin and end, hold a pencil vertically against the nose. Where the pencil meets the eyebrow above the nose should be the starting point.
3.Next, with the pencil still held against the nose, tilt it diagonally so that it rests against the far corner of the eye which is the outer point where the eyebrow should end.
Changing the Shape Of Your Eyebrows
• To avoid tweezing into a shape you later regret, first use a white eyeliner pencil to color in the areas under your eyebrows which you think should be plucked.
• If you don't like the shape, remove the white eyeliner and redraw. Once your are satisfied with the shape, tweeze the hairs in the white area.