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Health - Wellness
Never Shave This One Part Of Your Body. Here's Why
When it comes to removing unwanted body hair, shaving is a quick and painless way to go. However, there's one part of the body that many people don't shave, and you shouldn't try and take a razor to this area, unless you want to deal with irritation, unsightliness, and more unpleasant side effects.
Shaving your eyebrows seems like a quick way to shape or tame them, but your brows are very different from the hair on the rest of your body. Dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse explains that repeatedly shaving your eyebrows can "cause skin irritation, and secondary texture and pigment changes (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation)."
As if hyperpigmentation on your face wasn't enough, specialist Ramy Gafn adds that shaved parts of eyebrows "grow back as stubble because you are not removing the hair from the root like you do with tweezing or waxing." Also, if you mess up your brows, it might take forever for them to grow back; it depends on your genetics and age.
Additionally, eyebrows serve more of a purpose than just framing the face; they prevent dirt, sweat, and moisture from falling into the eyes, and also help to shade the eyes from the sun. Instead of using a razor, it is best to stick with the tweezers when dealing with stray eyebrow hairs, so you can keep your brows, eyes, and skin in good shape.