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Eyebrows seem to be the one thing I can’t figure out. I understand the difference between gel and liquid eyeliner. I figured out that lipstick in lighter colors complements my skin tone. But, eyebrows? Nope! I actually have really long, full eyebrows, something I know is an asset. But, they grow fast, and I can never seem to remember where the actual “arch” is supposed to be. Luckily for me, we had an expert drop in to conquer some myths about eyebrows. Joey Healy is an eyebrow expert in New York City who received his esthetician’s license from the Aveda Institute and now runs his own successful business. Here are some of the myths we conquered together:
Common Eyebrow Myths Debunked
Myth #1: Grooming Eyebrows Hurts!
If I had written this post before talking to Mr. Healy, I would have listed one myth as “Grooming Eyebrows Shouldn’t Hurt” and named all the reasons why it totally does. However, now that I’ve interviewed an expert, I realize that having your eyebrows groomed doesn’t have to be painful.
Not only do I have sensitive skin, but it has reacted poorly to waxing in the past, leaving me a bit timid about the whole eyebrow shaping issue. However, for people like me with sensitive skin, Mr. Healy recommends only using tweezers because they never touch the skin. And, in order to make it not hurt, Mr. Healey says, “Hold the skin taut and make quick, confident pulls in the direction of hair growth” or “you can apply counter-pressure to the skin post-pluck by immediately applying light pressure with your finger on the area.” And, as another tip, avoid getting your eyebrows plucked just before your menstrual cycle since your skin is more sensitive then.