The Ultimate Eyebrow No-nos

In this world full of #eyebrowgoals and #browsonfleek, how far have you gone to achieve the perfect arches that you like? Shaping your brows is no easy-peasy and it takes a lot (really a lot!) of effort… and patience so here are the ultimate eyebrows no-nos that you SHOULD NEVER DO (or should stop doing). 

1. Applying skincare on your brow area

Never neglect your arches when cleansing your face at night, and make sure you avoid your brows when applying beauty products. The excess oils and residue from your skincare can actually affect your brows, because they can clog the hair follicles, stunting the growth of the hairs. 

2. Over-plucking

Plucking too much can leave you with bald spots that you’ll have to live with forever. Instead, only pluck the stray hairs on your brow bone and in between your two arches.

3. DIY-ing your brow color

Hair dyes are fine for your mane, but not so much for your brows. The chemicals in the dye are too harsh for the skin on your face, so you risk irritating or even burning the area.

4. Attempting to make them perfectly even

No two eyebrows were made equal, so don’t bother wasting time trying to make them perfectly even.

5. Matching your brows to your hair color

Pick a brow shade that’s one to two shades lighter than your hair color. This will leave you with soft and natural-looking arches. Also, consider the undertone of the brow product you use.

6. Not cleaning your tools

Always clean your brow brush, tweezers, and all eyebrow paraphernalia. Keep in mind that using dirty tools can lead to various skin issues and even infections.

BONUS TIP: If you want to save yourself from all the hassles and rules of achieving your #eyebrowgoal, consider getting them microbladed. Microblading (or eyebrow embroidery), is a new semi-permanent technique that provides a way to camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetics tattoo pigments. The microbladed brows will last from 18 to 2 years on most people. 

If you haven’t found the best place to get your brows microbladed, you may check this out.