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good results when tweezing what kind of tweezers are best?
you are serious about tweezing, buy a good quality
pair of tweezers. Don't skimp on price. Make sure the two tips of
the tweezers meet and form a good grip on the hair.
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What is the best way to pluck hair?
Stretch the skin slightly, grip the hair close to the root, and
pull gently, firmly and evenly. Yanking the hair may cause it to
break off thus increasing the risk of ingrown hair.
tweezing make sure you are in good even light.
the hairs in the direction of growth.
after a bath or shower is easier when the skin is warm.
an ice cube over the area after tweezing to reduce redness.
tweezing just before a period as more pain or discomfort may
be felt at this time.
Which body areas are particularly suitable for tweezing?
is ideal for stray eyebrow hairs, scattered hairs in the abdominal
region, stray hairs on the nipples and chin hairs in women past
hair differs in that the majority of them at any given time are
in the resting or telogen phase. This means their regrowth rate
is slower than other hair. It is wise therefore to avoid over tweezing
Where are electrical epilators most and least effective?
flat areas like the arms and legs.
Curved areas like the underarms, and may cause significant trauma
to the face and other thin skinned areas.
do electrical epilators work?
Many of these devices have tweezing discs in the head which rotate
picking up the hair in the process and tweezing them from the root.
Many are contoured in such a way as to glide easily over all parts
of the body.
How long before the hair reappears?
Many weeks, between 3 and 8.
How painful is plucking hairs?
A slight stinging or pricking sensation is often felt with tweezing.
Red bumps may appear due to swollen hair follicles but they usually
disappear after some hours.
The risk of infection with epilating can be reduced by using an
antibacterial agent before and after tweezing.
What are the main advantages and disadvantages?
is generally a very economical method depending on how much one
wishes to spend on good quality tweezers.
devices range anywhere from $30 to $60.
main disadvantage of manually using tweezers is the time required.
It is a painstaking process and requires much patience.
On the other hand some have expressed that they enjoy it and find
it therapeutic with the procedure becoming almost compulsive.
Are electronic (Radio Frequency)
surrounds the use of electronic tweezers.
The hair is grasped with the electronic tweezers and held for 15
to 20 seconds while a current travels through the tweezers and down
the hair shaft. The hair can then be slid out.
effectiveness of this treatment has been questioned by some as hair
is not a conductor but rather an insulator. Some conclude the effectiveness
is no better than with ordinary tweezers.
Additionally there are some precautions:
small amounts of radiation are emitted, electronic tweezers should
not be used by pregnant women as harm may result to the fetus.
tweezers should not be used by anyone wearing a pacemaker as the
high frequency emitted can interfere with the frequency of the pacemaker.
warnings concern possible damage to the eyes from the small amounts
is a good alternative to tweezing facial hair,
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