Never have eyebrows been more of a vital part in your grooming routine than in 2015, and there are several key looks this autumn and winter which incorporate a heavily styled brow. Whether you go for the barely-there look or the more up-to-date thicker styles, eyebrows must be kept neat and well-groomed to look their best, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the best ways to groom your eyebrows, either by yourself or in a salon.
Plucking is the most popular ‘go-to’ method as it’s simple, accurate and can be done at home with little effort or expenditure. The key with plucking is to avoid over-plucking as this can make eyebrows look terse and will change the whole shape of your face. Cleanse your face with Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse Wipes, concentrating on the eyebrow area to avoid spots or ingrown hairs.
Waxing is a great method for getting a clean shape and slow regrowth, and can be performed both at home and in a salon. Salons tend to use liquid wax for the accuracy, however the easiest way to wax your eyebrows at home is to either use pre-shaped wax strips or use an eyebrow stencil to help you cut a full-size wax strip to the right shape. Apply Decleor Post-Wax Cream for Sensitive Areas once you’re done to help calm any redness.
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal which originated in Asia and uses a twisted piece of cotton to pluck hairs out quickly. It’s highly accurate and gives fantastic results, and can be used on just about any area of the face. In fact, if you’re a threading newbie and go to a salon, don’t be alarmed if they ask if you’d like your whole face threaded, top lip and all! One downside with threading is that some people find it quite painful, however millions of women do it and love it, so it must be worth the discomfort.
Bleaching facial hair is not quite so common these days as there are other methods available, however it’s good if you don’t want to deal with stubbly regrowth or have hair between your eyebrows that you don’t want to remove. Ensure you don’t damage your skin by leaving the bleach on for the minimum time needed and replenish any moisture you may have stripped away with an application of Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance afterwards.
If you’re possessed of a steady hand, you may choose to shave your eyebrows and some people choose to remove theirs altogether, in favour of a drawn-on brow. If we’re honest, shaving our brows is really not our idea of fun, however if you do choose to do so, make sure you use a good barrier, such as Dermalogica Close Shave Oil and apply a post-shave treatment such as Dermalogica Soothing Shave Cream to reduce irritation.