How to care for your eyebrows at home

by Greek Natural and Organic Cosmetics
How to care for your eyebrows at home

Eyebrows are one of the most distinctive features in a woman’s face. Well shaped eyebrows can emphasize your eyes and make your face more attractive. One of the most popular brow trends right now is to keep them thick, natural and healthy. Although it may seem hard to get and maintain the perfect shape, there are some basic tips you can follow and get the eyebrows of your dreams. Let’s find out more!

Keep your eyebrows clean

A woman's eye and eyebrow

As you already know, face cleansing is very important if you want to keep your skin healthy and radiant. It is one of the basic steps in every skin care routine and should be done twice a day, every morning and every night. Just as you care for your face cleansing you should care for the cleansing of your eyebrows as well. In the morning cleanse your eyebrows to remove any residue built over night, and in the evening use a gentle cleanser to cleanse away dirt, sweat and pollutants. Especially if you are using eyebrow makeup, be extremely careful and thoroughly remove it. This way, you ensure that your brows and the skin around the area remain clean and healthy.

Moisturize and nourish

A bottle with beauty oil

Care for your eyebrows just as you care for your hair. Make sure to keep your brows moisturized and apply a natural oil to offer them deep nourishment. We recommend castor oil. Every night, before going to bed, pour 1-2 drops of castor oil on a brush and apply gently on your eyebrows. Castor oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E and has strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It fortifies the roots and the shaft of the hair, boosts hair growth and offers extra volume and density. Thanks to its softening properties, it keeps your brows smooth and additionally it deeply cares for the skin around the area.

Choose the right shape

A woman brushing her eyebrows

It’s one of the most common mistakes when it comes to face care and beauty: we emphasize in specific features (usually eyes and lips) and forget about the eyebrows, thinking that they do not play an important role in the overall appearance of our face. Believe it or not, the truth is, that the right eyebrows can make us actually look more attractive and give us a more refreshed look. When you try to achieve the right brow shape, keep specific facial features in mind: your face shape, the height and width of your forehead, the shape and color of your eyes, etc. If not sure, follow the natural shape of your brows or visit a professional to get the right shape and some advice you can then follow to maintain your eyebrows at home.

Invest in the right tools

A woman holding make up tools

Taking care of your eyebrows at home is not that difficult. Start by getting the right tools. You‘ll be needing: a good pair of tweezers to remove unwanted hair, an eyebrow trimmer to trim the excess hairs and a brush to brush them into place and stimulate hair growth.  Make sure your tools are always clean and replace them when you realize that they don’t function properly any more.

Avoid over-plucking

Two pairs of tweezers

Try not to overdo with the tweezers. You will end up with extra thin eyebrows and wrong and uneven shape. Remember that natural brows look better and try to maintain thickness. Remove unwanted hair, keeping the natural shape of the eyebrows and avoid over-plucking. It’s also very important to follow a schedule and pluck your brows once or max. twice a week in order to remove hairs in the same growth cycle and successfully maintain your brow shape.

Trim your eyebrows gently

Four pairs of scissors

With your eyebrow brush comb and brush your eyebrow hairs up.  Then use your scissors to trim only the long hairs that stand out. Start with the hairs closest to the nose, then trim those in the center and lastly in the tail. Be careful and do not over-do, as you don’t wish to end up with gaps. Comb and brush your brows up again and repeat if necessary.

Fill your brows with the right color

Make up shades

If you have naturally sparse eyebrows or thin eyebrows resulted from over-plucking, you can always use some eyebrow make up to fill them in. Choose a color that is close to your natural color and avoid very dark tones that result in an unnatural look. Eyebrow pencils are easier to use, but if you have some practice, you can also try a powder or mousse for a more professional look.