posted on March 14, 2014 by
Hi everyone! I wanted to introduce the newest contributor to Girly Obsessions – Gwen Lewis. Gwen is a freelance writer who lives in Southern California. She has been in the beauty and fashion industry for quite some time and loves to write on the subject. In her free time she likes to stay active and has just taken on surfing.
I am obsessed with hair removal and if you’re anything like me, you long for fuzz-free, smooth and glowing skin. The problem with a lot of hair removal techniques is that they can often leave the skin irritated, red and swollen. This simply will not do! I’ve outlined some of my best tips when it comes to baring it all, from perfectly groomed brows to smooth legs!
I am obsessed with a clean-looking face, and am a big believer that perfectly groomed brows and a hairless top lip are the absolute foundations to looking as polished as possible. Think of your brows as a frame for your face. They can open up your eyes and create the youthful look we all obsess over.
If you have thick brows, waxing is an excellent, long-lasting solution. Stay away from waxing if you have thin, fine brows, they’ll do better with a more concise method of hair removal such as tweezing. Make sure your face is clean and bare of any oils before waxing, and if you are prone to redness, apply aloe vera or a soothing lotion afterwards. Run an ice-cube over the area you’ll be waxing for a few minutes before to numb the area.
When it comes to tweezing, a sharp pair of tweezers is key. For thick brows, opt for a slanted pair to grasp even the most stubborn hairs. For finer hair, a sharper pair with a pointed edge will help you snag the tiniest, lightest hairs. Use a magnifying mirror in a well-lit area to help you get every last stray hair! I am obsessed with Tweezerman tweezers. Not only do they carry a wide variety of tweezers to suit all types of hair, they also come with a warranty – so that you can send them back to be sharpened.