6 Shocking Things That Could Be Harming Your Eyebrows
Perfect brows don’t just happen: they’re a work of art, with emphasis on the work.
Some of us have curly hair (which is great) and curly brows to match (which isn’t). As we age, those lush arches can start showing fifty (or more) shades of grey and become sparser and thinner. If you were heavy-handed with the tweezers and brow pencils for years, your brows probably look so much like Greta Garbo’s that you really do want to be alone.
Whatever the condition and appearance of your brows, the good news is that they can be fixed.
This book has been written for women and men with brows that have seen better days and are in much need of some tender, love and care.
You will discover common causes of brow mishaps and remedies to help you survive brow trauma so you can on your way to recovery. Life is too short to live with. Brows are so important, they frame your face, open your eyes…. (still working on)
First of all, lets get started with the 6 shocking things that could be harming your eyebrows! (still working on)
1) Over-tweezing and Over-waxing
Earlier today, you were so excited about getting your brows done at that new salon. Every time you look in the mirror, you feel like bursting into tears. You used to have thick brows with a natural arch and thought that a little touch-up would make them look even more fabulous.
Your stylist seemed distracted and in a hurry, and now you’re beholding the results: over-waxed brows that look like hand-drawn arches over your eyes. This also happens if you’re trying to do it yourself (DIY). First of all, know that this happens a lot. While seeking the perfect arch, we’ve been known to over-pluck, over-wax, and otherwise ruin the shape of our brows. You’re not the first, and you probably won’t be the last.
2) Avoid applying lotions and moisturisers over your brows
The use of synthetic lotions and makeup can clog hair follicles and significantly slow down the growth of your brow hairs. If you’re not careful, prolonged exposure over your brow hairs can actually cause them to fall out.
3) Being too rough with your brow pencils or crayons
Brow make up is art that takes time to master. It’s not unusual for us to take up 15 minutes to fill in our brows and even more if you’re a beginner. In the quest to perfect our brows, we can often panic, rushing through our morning brow routine (especially if we’re running late) and in the process end up being a little too rough with brow pencils and crayons. It’s an easy to do, often overlooked and this may be one of the reasons you might be seeing more sparse areas emerging with time. It really can be a vicious cycle!
Modern life is incredibly stressful! Your mind may be thinking one or more of these thoughts at the same time “traffic is terrible and I’m running late for my meeting”, “I need to pick up my kids, they will be waiting for me”, “got to get dinner ready” or “I’ve overdone my brows, they look so thin… yikes!”.
The truth is we can have so many thoughts running through our minds simultaneously through the day and sometimes it can become overwhelming, impacting on our mental, physical health and yes of course… our brows!
Luckily, there are ways to deal with and manage your stress levels.
5) Poor diet and nutrition
As the saying goes “you are, what you eat”. Believe it or not, your diet plays an important role when it comes to your overall health and this does impact the health of your brow hairs too! Lack of certain proteins, vitamins and minerals may be the cause of your bad brows. Later in this book, we will go through what type of foods you should be eating more of, to keep your brows looking shiny and vibrant!
6) Medical Conditions
We do acknowledge that there are medical conditions that can cause eyebrow hair thinning and loss. This self-help eBook focuses on non-medical causes of bad brows and remedies that may help you rejuvenate and restore your brows to their former glory. If you have tried all the tips and tricks in this eBook, failed to achieve any significant results and believe your bad brows are due to a medical condition we would advise you speak to your medical professional for advice and management.