When Beauty Treatments Backfire
We are all suckers for beauty treatments that promise a quick fix to our biggest dilemmas. But are the risks worth it? Find out
The quick fix: Waxing your eyebrowsPlucking is a painful, time-consuming process, which is why so many of us get our brows waxed instead. Unfortunately, with speed also comes a higher risk of crooked brows. Reema Khan, founder of s.h.a.p.e.s Brow Bar, says it's common for clients to come in with uneven brows. "I had one client come in with one brow that was too short on one end while the other had an arch that made her look permanently confused."
The better option: Pluck your brows
If you're a wimp when it comes to plucking, "use children's teething gel to slightly numb the area," says brow guru Kristie Streicher of Warren-Tricomi Salon in New York City and Los Angeles, Calif. But before you shape your brows, grow back all your eyebrow hair to get the most optimal brow shape for your face. Try using an all-natural hair growth product like Lash Allure MD Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum, $49.50, to speed up the process. Khan says you can also put castor oil on your brows every night, which can stimulate hair growth.
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