Everyone has a good day when their eyebrows are on fleek. Good eyebrows can elevate your whole look. It is really an art knowing how to shape and groom your eyebrows/ But threading at the salon gets really messy and painful, and too often, your salon lady does not get your vision! What’s the solution then?
Picture this: the satisfaction of achieving salon-quality results in the comfort of your own space, all while saving time and money. That's the magic of at-home eyebrow waxing, a skill that is easy to pick up if you have a waxing kit and a steady hand.
Let us walk you through the A-Z of waxing eyebrows at home. Read till the end for our best eyebrow waxing tips!
Prep and Prim Your Eyebrows
Before you get the flawless arch, make sure you prep your brows for the best results!
The Bushier the Better: Grow Out Your Brows
Ensure your brows are of optimal length for effective and clean waxing. The bushier, the better. Let your eyebrows grow for at least 4 weeks before your eyebrow waxing session.
To Arch or Not to Arch: Research Your Desired Shape
Do proper research before you wax your eyebrows. Check out as many pins as possible on Pinterest, watch as many YouTube videos and scroll through as many reels as needed. Have a clear vision in mind before you grab your waxing kit for waxing eyebrows.
Skip the Retinoids: Eyebrow Waxing and Skin Sensitivity
Avoid retinoid creams a week before prevent heightened skin sensitivity during waxing. Follow our guidance to manage skin sensitivity effectively for a comfortable waxing experience.
Hydrate Your Skin: Moisturization for Brow Health
Ensure your skin is adequately moisturized in the days leading to your eyebrow waxing. Skin hydration contributes to a smoother waxing experience.
Choose the Right Wax: Hard Wax is Your Best Friend
Hard wax is gentler on your skin, especially on your face. The skin on your face is thin and delicate, soft wax further irritates the skin by sticking to it. Hard wax only sticks to your hair and does not tug at your skin when you pull it off.
Tress Wellness’s hard wax beads are formulated especially for sensitive areas like the face. Get yours for the smoothest eyebrow waxing experience.
Gather Your Tools: Things You Need to Wax Eyebrows at Home
First and foremost, you need to get your hands on a few things.
- Eyebrow Pencil- Keep an eyebrow pencil handy to mark out the desired shape of your eyebrows before you start waxing.
- Hard wax- Hard wax is a better and safer option for any facial hair including eyebrows. This won’t stick to your skin, unlike soft wax, grabs onto only your eyebrow and takes the strays out effectively.
- Pre and post-eyebrow wax care- Make pre and post-wax care your BFFs when you are waxing your eyebrows. Your facial skin is very thin and delicate, it needs proper care before and after eyebrow waxing.
- Wax warmer- The temperature and consistency of your wax are very crucial when you are waxing your face. With a wax warmer you can achieve the perfect texture and temperature of wax so that you don’t burn yourself.
- Spatulas- Keep a couple of spatulas handy to apply the wax in perfect angles to your lower and upper brow bone
- Precision Tweezers- Perfect for fine-tuning and shaping after waxing.
- Magnifying Mirror- A magnifying mirror helps you focus on the tiny eyebrow hair that are easy to miss.
But if you want an all-in-one solution for your eyebrow waxing needs? The Tress Wellness Waxing Kit has got you covered. It comes with a wax warmer with a digital display for temperature, pre and post-wax sprays that are packed with all the goodness your skin needs, wax beads especially formulated for facial skin and spatulas for effective application. We also have our special hard wax beads that are formulated especially for sensitive areas like the face and the bikini line.
Tress facts: Did you know that waxing your brows at home with our waxing kit just costs you 66 cents?
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So, now let’s get started with the process!
A step-by-step guide to eyebrow waxing
Ready with all your equipment? Let’s go!
Step 1- Cleanse Your Skin
Cleanse your face with a face cleanser, and give extra priority to your eyebrows. Remove any eye makeup thoroughly to get your pores clean. Pat your skin dry and apply the pre-waxing spray.
Step 2-Brush, Outline and Work in Sections
Brush out your eyebrows so that you know what you are working with.
Take an eyebrow pencil and outline the shape that you want. This gives you a specific area to work with. This also reduces the chances of waxing off excess eyebrow hair.
Tress tip for eyebrow waxing: Vaseline or coconut oil prevents the wax from sticking to the hair you want to keep.
Step 3- Warm up the Wax
Warm up your wax to a gooey, honey-like consistency. 150 degrees Fahrenheit is the perfect temperature.
Step 4- Apply Your Wax in Sections
Scoop up the wax and apply it around the outline. Start with your lower brow bone and apply in the direction of the hair growth.
Step 5- Pull Your Wax Off
Pull out the wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Repeat the process on the upper-brow bone.
Step 6- Apply Your Post-Waxing Spray
Take a small cotton pad, and do a couple of sprays of the Tress Wellness post-waxing spray on it. Now rub the cotton pad across the area that you waxed. This cleans up the excess wax from your eyebrows and calms your skin down.
Here's a quick video tutorial for waxing your eyebrows at home:
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Voila! You got your eyebrows on point now. Get ready to receive compliments from people you meet.
Don’t Break Out: Eyebrow Waxing Tips for Sensitive Skin
After achieving the perfect arch with at-home eyebrow waxing, it's crucial that you prioritize your post-wax skincare routine.
Gentle Cleansing Routine
Ensure your post-wax skincare routine includes a gentle cleanser. Use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser to clean the waxed area, removing any residue without irritating your sensitive skin.
Moisturize with Care
Hydrate your brows area post eyebrow waxing with a soothing, fragrance-free moisturizer post-waxing. Opt for a lightweight formula to avoid clogging pores.
Avoid Sun Exposure
Shield your freshly waxed brows from direct sunlight for at least 24 hours. Sun exposure can increase sensitivity and lead to irritation. Consider wearing a hat or using sunscreen to protect your brows when stepping outside after an eyebrow wax.
Skip Harsh Skincare Products
Steer clear of harsh skincare products, especially those containing retinoids or acids, for a few days after eyebrow waxing. These ingredients can be too abrasive for sensitive, waxed skin and may lead to breakouts and redness.
Retinoids (Retinol, Tretinoin)
Known for their skin-renewing properties, retinoids can be too intense for freshly waxed skin. These compounds may heighten sensitivity, leading to redness and potential peeling. Consider holding off on using retinoid-containing products around your eyebrows for a few days after eyebrow waxing.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)
AHAs (e.g., glycolic acid) and BHAs (e.g., salicylic acid) are potent exfoliants, making them a go-to for skincare enthusiasts. However, post-waxing, these acids can be overly harsh, exacerbating sensitivity and potentially causing irritation. Opt for milder alternatives after eyebrow waxing.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
While Vitamin C is celebrated for its brightening properties, high concentrations of ascorbic acid may be too intense for freshly waxed skin. Until your skin fully heals, choose gentler Vitamin C formulations to maintain a comfortable post-eyebrow waxing glow.
Often used to combat acne, benzoyl peroxide can be aggressive on sensitive skin, especially after an eyebrow wax. Avoid this ingredient for a few days to prevent unnecessary irritation and potential dryness.
Fragrances and Harsh Chemicals:
Fragrances and certain harsh chemicals found in skincare products can be harsh on your eyebrow region after you wax eyebrows. Opt for fragrance-free or hypoallergenic formulations to reduce the risk of irritation and maintain a comfortable post-waxing experience.
Alcohol-based toners or astringents may cause a stinging sensation and dryness, particularly on freshly waxed eyebrows. Choose alcohol-free alternatives to maintain hydration and avoid unnecessary discomfort and irritation after you wax your eyebrows.
Hands Off Policy
Resist the temptation to touch or scratch the waxed area. Your brows are more susceptible to bacteria after eyebrow waxing and touching may lead to infections or breakouts. Maintain a hands-off policy for a couple of days after eyebrow waxing.
Stay Makeup-Free Initially
Give your brows a makeup break for the first 24 hours post-eyebrow waxing. Makeup may contain chemicals that can irritate your freshly waxed skin. Allow your brows to breathe and recover before applying any cosmetic products after an eyebrow wax.
Avoid Hot Baths and Saunas
Steer clear of hot baths, saunas, or steam rooms for the initial 48 hours. Exposure to excessive heat can open pores and increase the risk of irritation. Opt for cooler showers to protect your skin after waxing your eyebrows.
Take Care of Your Skin Barrier
Waxing does not strip your skin of its barrier, so the chances of breaking out with waxing are lesser. But in any case after your eyebrow waxing, you should incorporate calming ingredients like cica and aloe vera into your skincare routine. A good ceramide-based moisturizer also goes a long way in protecting your skin’s barrier.
There you have it! Your complete guide to getting your brows on fleek for any occasion. Eyebrow waxing is an art and once you master it, it’s good brow days for weeks. Get your waxing kit and start your eyebrow waxing journey today! Happy waxing!
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