Tips to re-generate after over-plucking
You know how it is. One minute you grab the tweezers to yank that stray hair you noticed in the rush hour rearview, the next you’ve been in front of the magnifying mirror for an hour trying to get that arch just right. By this point, odds are good you’ve done the exact opposite, rendering your brows too thin, misshapen or even worse, just splotchy. In other words: beauty emergency! Or at least something that feels like one.
Luckily, these days nothing is permanent, including over-plucking. From serums and gels to full on follicle transplants, there are a plethora of products on the market to restore the hair you’ve erroneously removed and return your brows to face framing fabulosity. However, unless you choose to opt for that pricey and potentially painful hair restoration surgery (probably not necessary – in most circumstances), regrowth will not happen overnight. Like most things in life, it takes time. So, what’s a girl to do in the interim?
By sloughing off the dead skin in any area, you encourage cellular regrowth. This also applies to eyebrows. Nixing clogged pores and rejuvenating follicles certainly can’t hurt and will likely speed the process!
Up your biotin intake
Anything that strengthens your hair and nails – which also means Vitamins A, B6, C and E – will promote growth. Believe it or not, increasing your protein intake can even make a difference! In the meantime…
Toss the tweezers
No matter how strong the urge, do NOT pull stray hairs that emerge in your immediate brow region, no matter how glaring they seem to you! Got a straggler well below the brow line or between the bridge of your nose and your mid-forehead? Sure, go ahead. But then check yourself… before you re-wreck yourself! And finally…
Consult a professional
Any number of salons, makeup counters or even online tutorials are available to either help you reshape your brows in person or show you how to fill them in yourself. Try JAFRA’s Brow Define and Lift Duo to enhance sparse brows. It won’t hasten your regrowth, but it will create the illusion of a balanced brow in no time. And sometimes, a quick fix is all you need to regain your confidence!