When you think of exfoliating, your first thought is probably about your skin. We all know that it’s good to remove the dead skin from our faces and the rest of our bodies from time to time. You can also use scalp scrubs to do the same on your head.
But have you considered exfoliating your eyebrows? According to a recent article for Well+Good, this is something more of us should be exploring.
And it’s particularly true in the winter months, when our skin can become dry and a little flaky. Gretchen Frieling, MD, a dermatopathologist in Boston, USA, told the publication that our eyebrows can benefit from this kind of care, just like our scalp or the rest of our skin.
She explained that exfoliating removes dead skin cells, clearing the way for new skin growth. She added: “This helps maintain your natural protective skin barriers, helps skin cell turnover and - while we still need more research - it’s believed that it can aid hair by helping it grow healthy and strong for better-looking eyebrows.”
But how should you go about exfoliating your eyebrows? According to Ms Frieling, a chemical exfoliant is preferable to a physical one, because it will disturb your brow hairs less.
If you decide to use a physical exfoliant, the key is to ensure you’re really gentle around your brows. If you experience flaky eyebrows, exfoliate two to three times per week. However, if you’re using a chemical exfoliant, you can apply it more often.
Don’t forget to moisturise your brows after you’ve exfoliated to help introduce moisture to your skin, Ms Frieling added.
Last month, Harper’s Bazaar identified skincare as the big beauty trend of the coming year, and this just falls under that banner.
If you want some help to get the perfect brows, book an appointment for microblading eyebrows in Hull to get your new year off to a great start.