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Eyebrow grooming is an important aspect of facial make-up. Here’s how to keep your arches in best shape and style
The eyebrows are a very small part of our facial features and are without doubt one of the most neglected aspects of body care. Most of us fail to realise that our face has the capacity to light up or look dim depending on the appearance of our eyebrows. They are thus one of the most expressive facial features.
The reason why you do not have sweat running down into your eyes is because your eyebrows act as ‘sweatbands’. The eyebrows help keep moisture away from our eyes, when we sweat or walk around in the rain. Without them, it would be very difficult to go about performing simple, daily chores because our eyes would always be in tears.
Identifying the right shape for your eyebrows may prove to be an interesting challenge for many. This is because every face requires a customised eyebrow style. Well-shaped eyebrows help to accentuate your face structure.
Always trust the hands of a professional rather than yours when it comes to shaping eyebrows. This is especially true if you are a first timer. A professional will use either waxing or threading as a medium to shape your brows.
Many people neglect maintaining their brows once they move out of the technician’s chair. However, everyone must invest in a good pair of tweezers and a brow brush and regularly pluck out the new hair to keep your brow area neat and trim. Avoid removing hair along the arch line as this could break the shape of the brow. Instead focus on those near the eyelids and in between the brows. Let me give you a few must-know tips:
Too many people are bugged by very sparse eyebrow growth whether they have inherited it or have it due to any other reason. A disciplined regime will ensure improved growth:
Apart from the methods mentioned above, the latest trend available is the permanent eyebrow shaping. In this method, a few sessions are required to ‘own’ a beautiful shape of your choice and as befitting to the shape
of your face.
And finally, love that arch of hair that seems so little and yet adds the radiance that makes you a beautiful person.
Eyebrows are an important part in our body language. Here’s what they have to say.
When we are surprised, our eyebrows are often raised. Raising eyebrows can also signal a question. When as question is asked and the eyebrows raised afterwards, this is a clear invitation to answer the question.
Opposite to the dominant lowering of eyebrows, raising eyebrows may be a submissive move or indicate openness.
Raising a single eyebrow [which only some people can do] can be a bit more ironic in its meaning. It could mean asking, ‘are you sure?’ when the other person appears to be talking with limited accuracy.
Lowered eyebrows indicate deception or a desire that eye signals are harder to see. They also indicate annoyance and can be a sign of a dominant person.
When the middle of the eyebrows are pulled down to slope inwards, it often shows that the person is angry or frustrated. It can also indicate intense concentration.
When we see people we know, we often give a quick up-down flash of the eyebrows in recognition and greeting.
— Team CW
This was first published in the February 2010 issue of Complete Wellbeing