Why Pluck Your Eyebrows?

Eyebrows are a vital part of the appearance of your face. Their shape, thickness, color and texture all play a part in the overall look of your face. Contouring or thinning the eyebrows can alter the way the eyes look and can also create extra room for the application of make-up.

Some people may not be happy with the consistency of their eyebrows and would like to change them so that they look even across the brow. Some people would like to see more of an arch to their eyebrows and attempt to alter the way in which it curves.

The desire to shape and control the hair that comprise your eyebrows is one of the main reasons behind why people choose to pluck them. Plucking eyebrows is a relatively safe beauty task as long as you don’t take things too far and make it a habit that ends up damaging the hair follicles. There have been many horror stories of people who have plucked and plucked their eyebrows to be left with patchy or disappearing eyebrows.

One of the reasons you may want to pluck your eyebrows is to make your eyes appear larger. By framing them with a cleaner expanse, the eyes are given a larger frame of reference.

There is a right way and a wrong way to pluck your eyebrows if you wish to retain the healthy growth that you started with. This article is not a tutorial on how you go about plucking eyebrows – there are plenty of those available online. The main thing to keep in mind is that you should only be touching those stray eyebrow hairs that are not on the eyebrow ridge.

In other words you should be removing hairs that sit under the natural arch of the brow. Try to take them out one by one following the direction away from the nose – so, from the center of the face outwards.

Many people get way too enthusiastic with the whole plucking concept and wind up with a brow area that has been completely devastated. By removing too many hairs at once or by ripping them out in any direction, the delicate hair follicles can be irreparably damaged and eyebrow regrowth after plucking will either be hampered or impossible.

Give your brows a chance to recover, work a little bit at a time. If you need to cover up a mistake or there is a sign that your eyebrows are becoming sparse you may want to take out a soft pencil and begin coloring the brows so that they appear to be fuller than they actually are. This may simply be a temporary measure while you are waiting for your eyebrows to grow back into shape.

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