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How to Fix Your Aging Eyebrows October 6, 2011

Filed under: Aging,beauty — askanesthetician @ 5:30 am
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I’ve said it already, but I’ll say it again – having a well-groomed eyebrow makes a huge, positive difference in how you look.  But as we age our eyebrows change – they become sparse, the hair grays, or they become overgrown.

Luckily there are many quick fixes for all these issues.  If any of the above eyebrow issues sound familiar think about having a few products on hand in order to look your best.

Sparse Eyebrows:

As we age our hair can thin out.  If your brows have become sparse fill them in with brow powder.  Choose a color that either exactly matches your brow hair color or one that is slightly darker.  Use a small, stiff angled brush to apply the powder.  Be sure to tap your brush after dipping it into your brow powder so that you don’t apply too much powder then use short strokes to apply the powder to your brows.  If you feel like you overdid it take a spoolie brush or a disposable mascara brush and gently run it through your brows to remove excess powder.  You can also use a brow pencil to fill in your brows or a combination of brow powder and pencil.   You can set everything when you are done with brow gel – either tinted or clear.  One last tip – use Latisse to grow your brow hairs back in.  Just as Latisse makes eyelashes longer, darker, and thicker it will do the same for your eyebrow hair.  You can also try Rogaine on your brows for similar results.  One thing to keep in mind when it comes to Latisse and Rogaine is that they work on hair follicles that are still active; they will not work on hair follicles that have died.

Graying Brows:

Depending on how many gray hairs you have in your brows the technique you’ll use to cover them will vary.  If you have a few gray brow hairs consider using a brow marker, like TouchBack BrowMarker (there are many other products out there as well), to cover those few gray hairs.  Sometimes it is even enough to use tinted brow gel on your brows to cover the grays.  The most permanent solution for gray brow hairs is to have them dyed professionally either by an esthetician or a hairstylist.

Overgrown Brows:

Our hair can become long and coarse as we age making our brows look unruly.  The best solution for this is to trim your brow hairs.  Using a spoolie brush or a clean mascara brush push your eyebrow hairs up.  Use a small scissors to trim the ends off the hairs.  Brush the hair back into place to see if you trimmed enough.  Also brush the hairs down and then trim any that appear excessively long.  Once your brow hair lies flat again use a brow gel to keep it in place.  Trim your brow hairs as often as needed.

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