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Eyebrow Waxing
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Unless you have very sensitive skin, waxing is a quick and relatively easy alternative to plucking your eyebrows. Here are some simple steps for you to try at home

Eyebrow Waxing instructions

Step 1: Buy a professional waxing kit - basically a jar or tub of wax which can be warmed up in boiling water and applied with a small applicator or spatula.

Step 2: Warm up the wax to optimum temperature and use the small spatula to apply a thin layer of wax to the growth. For the first application, apply wax with the hair growth under the brows(i.e. in the same direction that the hair grows in). You don’t need to use much, and you should not let the wax dry.

Note: Have small amounts of wax on the tip part of the spatula so wax does not drip while wax is being applied. It is okay to join small wax patch applications together, so you remove a complete strip under or above the brows in one go.

Step 3:Allow wax to set then remove against the hair growth while supporting the skin

Useful Tips for Eyebrow Waxing

If you need to wax above the eyebrows, apply wax against or with the hair growth and remove against the hair growth

Never wax above the eyebrow, only ever shape from below. Waxing from under the brow will widen your eyes and help to get the line even. This will make you look younger and much more glamorous if done correctly!

As soon as it is applied remove the wax against the hair growth, (i.e. in the opposite direction that the hair grows in). This is done by gently smoothing a piece of cotton muslin over the waxed area, pulling the skin taut with one hand, and pulling the muslin off with the other.

It is a good idea to take a little hair off at a time, especially if you have fairly this growth. You will be surprised how much difference a little hair removal will make to your appearance


Eyebrow waxing is something best left to the professionals only. It a pretty risky at-home treatment (molten wax near your eyes could be a recipe for A&E!), since the precision involved in applying wax to the brow area is something that takes specific training and years of experience to really master.

Add to that the issue that many people can have skin sensitivities towards depilatory wax (your peeling skin being a case in point here, I suspect) and you're in a potential minefield of beauty nightmares!

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