Want to know the real reason your eyebrows aren’t growing?
Heavy eyebrows are firmly back in vogue. Celebs, models and make-up artists alike all seem to covet full, bold brows, whether they’re perfectly groomed or more natural and bushy.
We remember the first time bold brows were in fashion, with the likes of Cindy Crawford and Brooke Shields pioneering the look on the catwalks in the 80s. But thanks to a decade of over plucking in the ’90s (looking at you Pammy!) many of us have been left with thinning brows. A far departure from the full, groomed arches of our dreams. And growing them back isn’t always easy.
But did you know that the main reason your eyebrows aren’t growing is something that you’re doing every day, without even realising?
The way you apply your make-up, moisturisers and creams could be preventing future eyebrow hair growth.
Speaking to Pop Sugar, Brow Guru Sania Vucetaj, said, ‘We tend to treat the brows as skin, but they’re actually hair follicles.
‘And if we wouldn’t put something on our scalp, why would we put it on our brows?
‘Clients who are careful to avoid any lotions have noticed tremendous growth — it just takes patience!’
We’d never really thought of it like that before, but it definitely makes sense. Blocking your pores with make-up isn’t exactly ideal, but necessary for those who aren’t blessed with perfect, wrinkle free skin. But hair follicles need much more room to breath.
So, if you’re trying to give brow growth a boost, avoid applying any products around the brow area to ensure your follicles have the chance to do their thing!
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