Tweezing is one of the most frequently used techniques to remove unwanted hair from the eyebrows and shape them as per your preference. This technique is also often utilized to eliminate small patches of hair on various parts of the body.
While tweezing is generally harmless and extremely effective, it can be quite painful too. However, millions of women all over the world make use of this incredibly affordable and easy method to shape their eyebrows which only requires you to have a sterilized tweezers.
Just one word of caution: Newbies can cause a lot of damage to their skin if they don’t know how to use the instrument properly and end up breaking their hair follicles. The subsequent skin irritation after tweezing consequences can include skin tear, scarping and the presence of small hole-like marks on the face.
Tweezing – A frugal alternative to waxing
Tweezing is similar to waxing in its ability to eliminate hair by going down to the root. Because it gets rid of your hair from underneath the surface, its long-lasting impact can be compared to that of waxing, albeit at a fraction of the latter’s cost.
When you’re going that seep into your facial surface, there are bound to be some potential side effects. Some of the side effects that you may encounter include stretched skin after tweezing, skin irritation, redness, pain, and ingrown hairs (something which does not happen with waxing).
Before and After Tweezing Facial Skin Care Tips
Here are a few practical facial care tips for regular ‘tweezers’:
- To avoid any sort of post-tweezing complications, it is very important that you dip the tips into alcohol for a few minutes. Another practical thing you may want to try out is to take a warm bath before initiating the process so as to open up the pores.
- If you find it difficult to tweeze because of your skin type and are not too keen on having a bath, you can exfoliate the area or even apply a lukewarm washcloth on the area to soften it.
- Don’t be flabbergasted if you happen to see some blood on your skin. It is very common for individuals with sensitive skin to see blood or some tenderness on the tweezed portion.
- It is a good idea to segregate one hair at a time for better control. While doing that, ensure that your skin is held firmly in place to avoid any mishaps.
- Move the tweezers towards the direction of your hair’s growth and pluck softly. This is an important tip because it would prevent bumps on your forehead.
- Try to place your arch at the highest point near the outer corner of the pupil; this would let you know the point from where you should start. Similarly, hold the equipment diagonally from your eye’s outer corner to your brow bone to know when to end.
- After tweezing, make it a point to sanitize your eyebrows or the concerned area with alcohol swabs, which can also be used to clean your eyebrows. Alternately, you can apply some Aloe Vera gel as an after tweeze soothing cream on your forehead.
- One of the best ways of tightening loose skin on face is to let it rest for some time after you’re done tweezing. Don’t apply any other gels/lotions or make up products immediately after tweezing because the pores would be very open and susceptible to irritation.