28.7.12

Maintaining Your Brows

Taking care of your brows can be a little painful and not a chore many look forward to. After lots of trial and error I have found these steps to be the least painful and most effective when it comes to brow maintenance. Having your brows professionally done is also great but sometimes you just have to do your brows in between appointments.

Brow maintenance is always best done after a shower because your pores are open and it will hurt less. I like to use a GRIP tweezer that has a little comb at the end so that I can brush up the brows and see which hairs needs to be tweezered. I also wet half of a cotton pad in lukewarm water and use it to wipe away any stray hairs as well as cooling down the area to avoid redness. By doing this once or twice a fortnight, it will be less painful because you don't have to do too much every time. If you are very prone to redness I would recommend doing this in the evening, although I usually do my brow shaping in the morning because that's when I am most alert.



After the hard work is done, it's time to spoil that eye area of yours. I love the Estee Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask which is just so soothing and effective. I wear the mask for 10 minutes, remove it and dab in the excess. Did someone say rejuvenation? Budget friendly alternatives include the Manicare Soothing Eye Gels and the Skinvitals Hydraflex Eye Mask which I will check out next time I am in Priceline.
With regular maintenance your brows can be the well-deserved stand out feature of your face. All it takes is five minutes every week and you're done. 

How do you take care of your brows? Professionally or DIY? Have you tried any amazing eye masks?

Xx I
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14 comments:

  1. I always get my brows waxed by my beauty therapist - I used to tweeze inbetween visits, but she has told me not to (whoops!) - now I soley rely on her. Eek!

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    1. I'm impressed! I usually can't stop in between visits. I just do the casual maintenance and stay away from any shaping and as such I'm not ruining anything=)

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  2. i always get them threaded! i sometimes thread them on my own if i am too lazy to go to the beauty parlour! the good part here is that i can just walk into the beauty parlour whever i want to get them threaded! no appointments needed!

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    1. I tried threading ages ago and didn't mind it at all. I'm trying to be a little more DIY at the moment because making appointments are just in the too-hard basket X

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  3. i always get them threaded! i sometimes thread them on my own if i am too lazy to go to the beauty parlour! the good part here is that i can just walk into the beauty parlour whever i want to get them threaded! no appointments needed!

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  4. i always get them threaded! i sometimes thread them on my own if i am too lazy to go to the beauty parlour! the good part here is that i can just walk into the beauty parlour whever i want to get them threaded! no appointments needed!

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  5. I do my own brows. The natural shape is already pretty good so it's just a matter of plucking stray hairs. My favourite eye mask is Shiseido Benefiance. Whenever my eye cream isn't keeping my eye area moisturised enough I put them on for 20-30mins and afterwards my skin feels so soft and I look really refreshed. Can't recommend them enough.

    I have the same pair of tweezers. The little comb is so handy.

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    1. You are lucky to have a good natural shape Kate. Mine are big and uneven but I do my best=) I will have to try out Shiseido next time I need a fix X

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  6. I prefer point to slant tweezers and I use the new Sally Hansen Stray Hair Beware ones. I also like Tweezerman but I dropped mine. :(

    I get mine professionally plucked every now and then, but as I prefer a fuller brow, I've found more than that is not necessary. I don't get waxing as I don't like the look it gives me. I have tried threading but wasn't thrilled with the subsequent visits. Would never go to one of those booths in a shopping centre just like I'd never go to a $10 walk in hair cutting salon. My brows change my face and I won't entrust them to anyone.

    I've also found that growing my brows out means much less maintenance. I trim mine with good scissors too as I have a couple of wonky hairs that grow sideways but if I pluck them, my brows are too far apart.

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    1. I've heard such good things about Tweezerman but since I already have a few tweezers I can't justify it at the moment. Thank you for the SH tip though, hadn't heard of those before.

      I love your brows and I also prefer fuller brows because it frames the face a little better X

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  7. I use Rosehip oil as an eye mask. Just slather it on, leave it and then massage the excess into my face.

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    1. YES! I love rosehip oil for that reason. I also use it on cuticles, my lips and everywhere else it's needed X

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  8. I get my brows waxed - it's over and done with in moments then. If I pluck, it's just so painful for so long. I must admit that I have trouble getting there of late, thanks to Child. I'm pretty lucky though, my eyebrows are not too hairy!

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    1. So true Alison, a great time saver! Your Child is so beautiful X

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