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Tweezers are small metal forceps that are used to manually pull hairs out of the follicle. If there is a large area of relatively dense hair, several hairs can be extracted at the same time.
Tweezing has been around for thousands of years and is one of the most basic hair removal methods. It is used extensively worldwide and is especially popular for creating fashionable eyebrow shapes, removing facial hair and cleaning bikini lines.
It is recommended to invest a little more on purchasing a pair of high quality tweezers with well-aligned arms and smooth, sharp pinching edges that are flush when pressed together. Poor quality tweezers are often poorly aligned and can have pitted faces and pinching edges, which significantly reduces their effectiveness and slows down the hair removal process. Cheap tweezers may also be made from low quality, soft metal alloys that quickly blunt, making them difficult to use.
Hairs removed using tweezers will generally take between 4 and 6 weeks to reappear. To perform tweezing effectively the hair should be brushed in the direction of its growth. Once the hair has been grasped by the tweezers it should be pulled smoothly and gently in the direction of its growth. To reduce discomfort it is advisable to heat the area of hair with a warm flannel which helps to open the skin pores.
Tweezers must be disinfected with alcohol after use and stored in a place that protects them from damage. Dropping the tweezers may knock the arms out of alignment reducing the effectiveness of the tweezers' clamping ability.
Here is a simple guide to get the most from your tweezing treatment.
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