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What can I do to make eyebrow tweezing as painless as possible?

Ashley Lazzarini
Cosmetology
  1. You can numb the skin with a topical ointment such as lidocaine, and then gently wipe residue clean with witch hazel.
  2. Pull the skin taught. This will help prevent pintching the skin with tweezers and easy removal of the hair without breakage.
  3. Pull from the base of the hair in the same direction of hair growth

Good luck...and don't over tweeze! 

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Try tweezing after a warm bath or shower; the heat and steam will open the pores, making hair easier to remove. When you pluck, make sure you have a firm grip on the tweezers and grab as close to the hair's base as possible before gently pulling in the direction the hair grows. You might also want to sterilize the tweezers before use by wiping them with rubbing alcohol. This can help prevent infection, which could lead to scarring.

 

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