Monobrow-ow-ow-ow: eyebrow wax tears my skin
May 27, 2012 4:10 PM Subscribe
Eyebrow waxing (professional) usually tears off a layer of my skin, ow - alternatives?
posted by SarahbytheSea to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total)
Well, there is always plucking...
Eyebrow waxing usually tears off the layer of skin under my eyebrows. Say about 80-95% of the time, whether or not it's professionally done or I do it myself, and even if I warn the aesthetician beforehand. Then I develop a scab as the tear heals.
I think it is because I'm using Differin acne creme (though not under the brow where it tears) which tends to be drying and recommends to avoid waxing. Though a year or so ago I was able to wax more successfully. Maybe one bad tear has made me very sensitive now. Argh.
I've tried a few different professionals in the city, and regular wax and cream wax. I've tried taking a break for 2-3 months. Nope.
For those of you with similar problems: would sugar wax be better (sounds risky)? Should I try threading? Should I give up and just pluck them?