Achieving those perfect face-framing eyebrows takes skill and practice. If you want to avoid post pluck rashes or damaged skin, you need to take specific steps. Plucking wrongly can not only damage eyebrow hair but can cause unsightly bumps and pimples.
In this article, you’ll learn how to prepare your skin before tweezing, as well as the best type of tweezers to use. You’ll also learn how to care for your skin after plucking, so you have a fabulous, flawless look.
The first thing you should do is clean your face to prevent any bacteria from entering your pores. Use a good quality, mild cleanser and massage using circular movements with your hands. Rinse with lukewarm water to remove all traces of makeup and grime.
Next, exfoliate your face, especially around the eyebrow area. This removes any dead skin cells making it easier to pluck hairs. Open pores also make it easier to pluck, so place a warm, damp flannel over your face for a few minutes before getting your tweezers ready.
Using the right type of tweezer makes all the difference. Slant tweezers allow you to grab even the most delicate hairs. They have a flat edge that can be angled parallel to the skin, making it easier to pluck in the direction of hair growth. Always make sure you sterilise your tweezers first by plunging in boiling water.
After you’ve achieved the desired look, splash your face with cool water to calm any soreness and reduce inflammation. Next, apply a toner such as witch hazel to help close pores and stop any dirt entering the skin. Lastly, use a good moisturizer.
Skin rashes and irritation around the eyebrow area are often caused by bad hygiene. Typically, pimples are the result of bacteria entering exposed hair follicles. Not a good look if you’re going on a first date! Following the steps carefully outlined above will prevent that happening.