Unibrow Removal Cream for Mens
Run hot water over a corner of a washcloth. Using only the corner will allow you to get your unibrow wet without dripping on your whole face.
- Another option is to pluck your unibrow directly after getting out of the shower. The warm water and steam of the shower will have opened up your pores a great deal.
Place the wet part of the towel on the section of skin you will be removing hairs from. Hold it there until the washcloth cools. Repeat this procedure two to three times. The hot water will open your pores and make tweezing your unibrow easier and less painful.
Stand in front of a mirror. If you have a magnifying mirror, use this. A magnifying mirror will help you see each hair that you want to remove, but it is not absolutely necessary; a standard mirror will suffice as long as you can get close to it.Begin tweezing in the middle of your eyebrow region. Work outwards towards the part of your eyebrows that you wish to keep. If there are particularly difficult hairs to pluck, use your other hand to pull your skin and make it taut. Be careful not to pluck too much of your eyebrow. Continuously step back to see your results and determine how far you want to pluck.
- To figure out where your eyebrow should begin, hold a thin brush vertically at the edge of your nostril and check where it lands along the brow line. That point should be the center starting point of your eyebrow. Repeat this process for both sides of your face.
- If your eyebrow area is red or puffy after plucking, run an ice cube over the area. This will reduce both the redness and the swelling. You can also use a washcloth dipped in cold water or carefully apply a small dab of hydrocortisone cream.
Method 2Waxing Your Unibrow
- Purchase an at-home waxing kit. Waxing kits come with everything you will need to wax away that pesky unibrow. Wax kits use either cold or warm wax that will pull the hair out by the root. Unibrows that are removed with wax will stay removed for longer than unibrows that are tweezed away.
- There is also the option of purchasing wax-covered strips. These are best for newcomers to the waxing world. Simply press a pre-waxed strip against the area that you wish to remove hair from. Pat the strip down, hold the skin around it down with your fingers, and swiftly pull the strip off.
- Wax is notoriously painful, even though it's so effective. If you have sensitive skin, consider applying a little topical numbing cream to the area you intend to wax prior to embarking on the process.
- Warm up the wax. Follow the instructions on the box to make sure that you do this correctly. Generally, you can warm the wax up in the microwave, and it may only take 30 to 60 seconds. Stir the wax well to make sure it's fully melted.
- Spread the wax on the area that you would like to remove hair from. It is much easier to ask a friend to do this rather than do it yourself. However, you can certainly do it yourself if you use a mirror and have good aim. If you mess up and put the wax on a part of your eyebrow that you do not want to removed, rinse it off and try again.
- Take a thin brush or pencil and hold it vertically against the widest part of your nose. The point at which the brush meets your eyebrow is where your eyebrow should begin from the center. Repeat on both sides to determine how much hair to remove.
- Cover the wax with a strip from the box. Pat it down firmly. Make sure that when you place the strip it does not cover anything that you do not want removed.
- Let the wax harden. You should follow the specific instructions listed on the box to determine how long you should way before removing the strip. Depending on the wax, this may only take another minute or so. The wax should feel cool to the touch from the accessible side of the waxing strip.
- Again, asking a friend to help is a much easier way to wax your unibrow.
- Remove the strip. Hold the skin around the strip down with one hand. Give the strip a swift and fluid yank like your are removing a band-aid.
- Check your face in the mirror after removing the strip. It's possible that some hairs may get left behind; you can pluck those individually with tweezers.
- Apply cold water or an ice cube if the skin swells or is red. Apply an antibacterial lotion to prevent break-outs or ingrown hairs.
- A small dab of hydrocortisone cream also works to reduce pain and irritation.
Method 3Using Hair-Removing Cream on Your Unibrow
- Purchase depilatory cream. You can find this cream at your local pharmacy. This is a hair removal cream that is safe to use on the face. This cream is good for those who do not like the pain involved in tweezing or waxing. Be aware that this cream only removes surface level hair, whereas waxing and tweezing removes hair and its roots. This means that your unibrow will grow back faster when you use this cream.
- Test your skin to see if the cream will cause irritation. Place small dab of the cream on the back or your hand or some other place. Leave it on for as long as the box directs you to (this will generally be two minutes). Wash off the cream. If your skin is very red or irritated, it is probably best if you do not use the cream on your face. If it is only mildly red or there is no reaction, go ahead and use it!
- Apply the cream to your unibrow. Do this in front of a mirror so you can monitor where the cream goes. Make sure you do not get the cream on any part of your eyebrow that you wish to keep.
- To measure where you should begin, use an eyebrow pencil or thin brush to find the point of your eyebrow that vertically matches the widest part of your nostril at either side of your nose. The space in between these two points will be where the hair needing to be removed lies.
- Leave the cream on your face for the directed amount of time. The box it came in should state how long you should leave the cream on for (it is generally two minutes). Do not leave the cream on for longer than the directed time or your skin could become irritated.
- Wash the cream off with a washcloth. The hairs of your unibrow will wash off with the cream, as the cream will have chemically removed them. Dry your face off.
Method 4Shaving Your Unibrow
- Note that shaving your unibrow will have the shortest-term results. Shaved unibrows will come back much more quickly that unibrows that have been plucked, waxed, or had cream applied to them.
- Invest in an eyebrow touch up razor, which is specifically designed to shave eyebrows. You can purchase eyebrow razors at beauty stores and pharmacies.
- Apply a small amount of standard shaving cream to your unibrow. Make sure that you do not get the shaving cream on any part of your eyebrow that you wish to keep.
- You can also mark the portion of your eyebrows that you wish to shave with a brow pencil. Doing this will help you place the shaving cream only on the portion of your eyebrows that you want to get rid of.
- Hold the brow pencil vertically on either side of the bottom of your nose. The point where the pencil meets your eyebrow is the center point of your brow; everything between the left and right points should be removed.
- Run a razor under water. Carefully shave the portion of your eyebrow that you wish to remove. Shave from your brow line to the very top of the bridge of your nose.
- Wipe the shaving cream and hair off with a wet washcloth. Try to avoid getting any shaving cream in your eye. If you missed several hairs, re-apply the shaving cream and shave again.
- You can also use tweezers to pluck away any stray hairs.