July 27, 2013

Tweezing ♥ All things pretty Saturday!

So why do I want to talk about tweezing on a Saturday?!
Or tweezers? ...
It's not exactly pretty is it?

Well, the thing is apparently I do my brows every Saturday!

And then I remembered how during my first times I was so confused on how to use a tweezer, and how I 'experimented' in using many types of tweezers before I found the ones that worked, ...
... or 'the best' way to tweeze with least pain!)

So well, this post is probably for first timers, ... but here you go, young buds...! Safe journey!

The Steps
  1. For firmer grip, hold the tweezer closer to the tip.
  2. With the tweezer, firmly hold as close as possible to the root.
  3. Pluck to the growth direction.
  4. Clean tweezers :).

To make it less painful:
  • Tweeze after shower, when the pores are still more open (when the skin is still warm and moist).
  • Tighten the skin area by pinning it down with tweezer while plucking to avoid tugging.
  • Or, numb the pain altogether by rubbing ice before and after tweezing.
  • Tweeze 1 (one) strand at a time.
Like this :D :
Tweezing direction.

Additional preparation note, if you have sensitive skin, rub (prescribed) lotion before tweezing.

The many kinds of tweezers

Now, there are many kinds of tweezers to choose from. The followings are the common ones based on their tip kinds:
Precision or pointed tip tweezer.
  • Precision / Pointed Tip
(+) Good precision for ingrown hairs.
(-) Harder to get use to.

Angled or slanted tip tweezer.
  • Angled / Slanted Tip
(+) - Better precision than blunt / straight tip.

- Better for shorter strands.

Blunt or straight tip tweezer.
  • Blunt / Straight Tip
(+) - Easier to tweeze multiple strands at a time.
- Better grasp.
(-) Less precision.

Ramy or rounded tip tweezer.
  • Ramy / Rounded Tip
(+) No sharp edges, definitely won't scar skin.
(-) Less precision and grasp.

Combination of slanted and pointed tip tweezer.
  • Combination of Slanted and Pointed
(+) Better precision than angled / slanted tip.
(-) Harder to get use to.

  • Rounded
Tweezer with rounded tip.
Although it's not common, my mum had a tweezer with this kind of tip. When seen from the sides, the tip is rounded instead commonly flat like the one below.
It has soft edges and a firmer grip for longer strands, but it is not suitable for short strands.
  • Flat
Tweezer with flat tip.
This is a common tip kind. It provides firmer grip for short strands, yet it might feel a bit rough on the skin and prone to accidental pinching.

It depends on what you use them for, but generally, I like and use the straight flat tip most. Where, for more precision, if needed, I'd use it at an angle.

Good luck! :)

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