Brow down to waxing…

By: Gina Prisaznick

Eyebrows are an essential part of our daily beauty routine. They frame your face and if done properly, can make your eyes stand out. So for many of you; waxing, plucking, tweezing, or threading is necessary.

Measuring your eyebrows can go a long way in helping you get your perfect shape. If you are unsure what shape will be good for you, stop in to see your esthetician.

Recently, I have been hearing from a lot of clients that they’ve heard waxing causes fine lines and wrinkles. This is a myth that has been stirred up and passed in for years. The skin on our face is delicate and you do need to practice good skin care; but reality is waxing does not cause wrinkles. Things such as going outside without SPF on your skin, smoking, leaving your makeup on at the end of the day, or being exposed to the elements and pollution WILL cause wrinkles.

It may seem like our fine lines and wrinkles appear overnight, but that’s another myth. Your wrinkles have been years in the making. Yet, it is true that wrinkles are more prone to the delicate area around the eyes because your skin is thinner and it will lose its elasticity quicker in those areas.

We all know that plucking your hair out one by one feels like. But recently, I’ve had a million questions about the differences between waxing and threading. “In threading, a thin(Cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, the twisted. It is then rolled over the areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time. Threading can remove short lines of hair”    {Wikipedia>wiki>threading_(epilation}

Strip waxing is a different story. “Strip waxing is accomplished by spreading wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of the hair growth to remove.” {Wikipedia}

These are done until the preferred shape is reached. Maryland does not have a requirement of a license for threading but the certifications vary by state. on the other hand, waxing require a license. So check with your state laws.

 

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