Did you know that changing the shape of your eyebrows can change the look of your entire face? Plucking or waxing your eyebrows gives you an instant face lift! The right arch and curve can make you lend you movie star like glam. Check out these essential tips:
The right arch: Your eyebrow should start directly above the inner corner of your eye. The highest point should be just beyond the outer corner of the iris and it should taper off towards the end!
When to shape: Make sure you shape your eyebrows at least a night before any big event so you have enough time to get rid of any redness or soreness. You can reduce these painful after-effects by swiping a cotton ball dabbed in astringent across your skin just before you start tweezing.
How to pluck: If plucking is your preferred grooming method, remember to always pluck the hairs in the direction of the growth to prevent those ugly in-growns. Also, pluck each hair individually by gripping it as close to the root as possible.
Daily care: Buy an eyebrow brush, it'll help you shape your eyebrows. Comb the hairs upward and outwards giving you a wide-eyed look.
Filling them in: Women with thin and lackluster eyebrows should make use of eyebrow pencils, available abundantly in the market. Instead of a black, use a deep brown. Remember to apply the pencil in small, feathered strokes, starting at the inner corner. Then blend the colour in with a brush. For patchy or sparse eyebrows, use an angled eye shadow brush to apply just a little bit of eye shadow to the brow. Apply it in the direction of the brow and extend the brushed-on shadow to the edge of the eye. Now, pat a tissue on top to blot up any excess. Your brows will no longer look sparse or spotty.
Now that you know, there's no excuse for joined-in-the-middle, bushy eyebrows. Work on your glam look!
A common beauty and dermatological complaint, dark circles make you look much older than your age. Here are some tips to cure dark circles effectively.
What Causes Dark Circles In medical terms, it is called ‘oxidizing haemoglobin’ where tiny blood vessels spread around the delicate skin around the eyes. Since the capillaries are too small, the red blood cells clog up in a single line in order to pass through. As a result the enzymes present in your body break down the red blood cells, including the haemoglobin. This leaves a dark blue-black colour around the skin area. Since the skin around the eye area is thin and the capillaries are closer to the skin, dark circles are more visible around the eye area.
Home Remedies For Dark Circles
Place used and refrigerated tea bags on your eyes for about 15 min.
Before going out, apply concealer, foundation cream and powder to cover up those dark circles.
Get into the healthy habit of eating well, sleeping at least 6-8 hours and drinking lots of water.
Practice yoga exercises such as palming. Rub the palms of your hands together till you find them warm. Then gently place them on your eyes for about 2-3 minutes. Repeat this exercise as often as you want.
Place a metal spoon under cold running water for a few minutes, dry off the water and hold the spoons gently to your eyes for at least 60 seconds.
Beauty Remedies For Dark Circles
Cool half a cucumber’s juice in the refrigerator. Apply a few drops of lemon juice and gently apply around the eye for about 10 minutes and rinse.
Apply thin slices of cucumber on your eyes for about 5-10 minutes to soothe and cool your eyes.
Make a paste of turmeric powder, tomato juice and lemon juice, apply it around the eye area and wash off 10 minutes later.
Medical Remedies For Dark Circles
If the dark circles persist for a long time, it’s time to visit an ophthalmologist or dermatologist.
You could use certain medicated Vitamin E creams meant for treatment of dark circles around the eye area.
Try this combination of massage and acupressure to preserve the brilliance in eyes: • To prevent fine lines around the eye area, trace circles with the middle finger around the eyes. Starting from the inner point of the eyebrows go under the eyes and end upwards at the outer point of the brows. Allow the touch to be gentle while following smooth, gliding action. • Apply gentle pressure on five points. Along the eyebrow, starting at the inner corner trace the pressure to the centre of the brows and then the outer corner. The fourth point is located just beyond the outer corner of the eyes while the last point is below the eyes.