Never Shave This One Part Of Your Body. Here's Why

Like most men and women, you've most likely clipped, plucked, waxed, or shaved at one point in your life. Yes, the options are plentiful in the world of hair removal. Even with all these choices, the battle to remove unwanted body hair is a tiring one. If you choose to shave, it could be because it's relatively quick and painless, but be aware. There is one part of your body you should rethink taking the razor to.

Though the process of hair removal can be mind-numbingly repetitive, most of the time we are grateful that the hair grows back. Because just like makeup, diets, and mini skirts, the way we wear our hair follows trends. And we're not just talking about the hair on our heads. So before you decide to shave this part of your body, continue on to find out what can happen, and just how important its function is.

Keep that razor away from your eyebrows! Shaving your eyebrows can lead to a pretty annoying aftermath. Dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse explains to Best of Life that, "Repeated, regular shaving of the same area can also cause skin irritation, and secondary texture and pigment changes (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation)."

Eyebrows serve more of a purpose than just framing the face

You also need to be aware that the texture of your eyebrow hair is likely to change when growing back after a hack from a razor blade. Ramy Gafni, an NYC-based eyebrow specialist, celebrity makeup artist, and owner of Ramy Cosmetics tells Byrdie that when you shave, "Eyebrows grow back as stubble because you are not removing the hair from the root like you do with tweezing or waxing."

On top of possible skin irritations and stubble, you might be waiting a while to hide the evidence if you accidentally shave off too much. "You can't predict how long it will take for the brows to grow back, because the rate of hair growth is genetic and age-related," Shainhouse tells Best of Life. 

We may think our eyebrows don't serve too much of a purpose other than to frame our faces, but it turns out they are incredibly helpful to our eyes. Shainehouse claims that eyebrows, "Help keep sweat and moisture from dripping into your eyes; they trap dirt, dust, and debris to prevent it from falling into your eyes; and they help shade your eyes from the sun." Now that we know of their importance, we're grateful the "pencil thin brow" trend of the '90s is out, and the "bushy brow" look has made its way in. Perhaps we'll just stick with the tweezers when it comes to dealing with the strays.