Eyebrows are one of those facial features that can have an impact on your entire face, for better or for worse. They’re underestimated and sometimes overdone, but the eyebrow is kind of the unsung hero of facial features. Purposeful as well as decorative, their use goes beyond just how they look! Here are a few facts you may not know about your eyebrows.
Have you ever thought about what eyebrows are for, exactly? They’re basically like umbrellas for your face! They protect your peepers from sweat, rain and other things that could possibly run down your face and get into your eyes.
Psychologically speaking, your eyebrows play a part in facial recognition. MIT did a study where participants were asked to recognize digitally altered faces of celebrities; some were without eyes while others were without eyebrows. And guess what? The participants were more likely to recognize the faces without eyes than the faces without eyebrows. So, don’t freak out your friends and family by over-plucking and taking away a feature that, in their minds, makes you more you!
Brows have a pretty impressive life span too. In an unplucked brow there can be up to 1,100 hairs. The average lifespan of a brow hair is about four months from the time it takes to grow back in and fall out.
Since brows seem so important to your face, you should know how to pluck them. For example, the best shape for your brow depends mostly on your face shape. If you have a round face, you don’t want a rounded brow arch, but should instead opt for a more dramatic arch. Heart shaped faces should go for a soft arch. Square faces should have a more angular arch and oval faces do best with a defined brow.
If you opt to change your hair color did you know that you can change your brow color too? Your colorist can dye your eyebrows to match your hair color or you can use pencils, pens, powders and gels to change your color.
Just like the hair on your head eyebrows can thin with age, so beware of how much your pluck! Thinning brows can also be caused by hormonal changes, medical treatments and nutritional deficiencies. So, care for and consider your brows just as much as you do the hair on your head! They’re important!
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