How to Solve 5 Eyebrow Problems
Expert advice on how to fix brows that are bushy, overplucked, and more.
Problem: Bushy Brows
Start by combing the brow hairs straight up with a brow brush or a toothbrush. “You should be able to see the top of your natural brow line, which will help you determine which hairs to trim,” says brow
specialist Ramy Gafni of the RamySpa, in New York City.
Once you can see the natural line of your brows, use brow scissors to trim hairs that extend above that line (a pair of small scissors will work, too). “Take a conservative approach,” says Gafni. “You can always trim a little more, but if you take too much off, you’re stuck.”
After you’ve snipped off unruly hairs, clean up the undersides of your brows. Use a sharp angled tweezer to pluck stray hairs from underneath each arch. If your brows become red or irritated after plucking, apply a post-tweeze lotion that contains a moisturizing ingredient, such as honey.
RS picks: Laura Mercier Brow Grooming Brush, $10, lauramercier.com. La Cross Diamond Tip Tweezers, $10 at drugstores. Tweezerman After Tweeze soothing cream, $10, tweezerman.com for locations.