Some interesting facts about Eyebrows

Ever wondered as to why we have eyebrows in the first place. That mushy part of the hair on your face you are obsessed with, spending most of the time plucking them to have stunning eyebrows. “Eyebrows are what give the eyes focus” -Anthony T. Hincks.

Well, they are the most expressive part of your face along with your lips performing the main function of protecting your eyes from moisture like water and sweat as it has an arched shape which channels sweat away from your eyes.

Eyebrows reflect a proper superior evolution of humans from other mammals making Homo Sapiens the only species with brows against the bare skin which makes them more expressively appealing.

Expert Jenna Bonatti says “It’s all about Eyebrows”. They really are the most important feature of your face. Let us have a look at some of the interesting facts about eyebrows: Eyebrows are a crucial part to facial recognition as they give structure to your face, states one of the studies conducted by MIT. People used to shave their eyebrows before the Renaissance period; it was later in the 18th century that eyebrow grooming started amongst the colonial elite and people started growing their eyebrows.

Stunning eyebrows are now an industry focus and have become mainstream makeup category. Jared Bailey of the Benefit Cosmetics Global Brow Authority quotes “it is estimated that 50% of consumers will take care of their brows in their daily beauty routine versus 28% in 2015.”

Balding Eyebrows may be caused due to stress.
Stress can cause your brows to grow slower or not at all. — Elke Von Freudenberg

There can be as much as much as 1200 hairs per eyebrow for a never plucked brow.

It takes nearly 4 months for each and every eyebrow hair to fall out and replaced by new ones. Making 4 months their average lifespan.

• Eyebrows have a slow growth rate. They grow twice as slow as compared to the hairs on our head.

• The Mona Lisa doesn’t have eyebrows. You might immediately approach Google after reading this but it’s a hard fact which has gone unnoticed to everybody’s eyes.

People with different eyebrow shapes are known to have differing personalities says Mac Fuller, J.D. in his book Amazing Face Reading.

Curved eyebrows represent people with good social interactions and who can only understand problems through real-world examples. Whereas people with straight eyebrows are direct, logical, and analytical. Angled eyebrows represent people who like to be in control of the situation right away.

The shape of the eyebrows is in accordance with the facial shape naturally.

Here is how it works:
They play a vital role in non-verbal communications. If the eyebrows are furrowed it represents anger or sheer concentration, one raised eyebrow tells you are confused or anxious and both raised eyebrow means you are in shock and awe. Your eyebrows have involuntary movements. They are simulated with the pitch of your voice, high pitch means raised eyebrows and vice versa.

Eyebrows turn grey with time as well but they take more time than the hairs on your head. Eyebrows are not twins as they are not totally similar or symmetrical. They are kind of differently arched, might have minor thickness difference as well.

Does the skin around your eyebrow bump up right after you tweeze or wax? It’s usually the hair follicle closing to save the hair. It relaxes in about two hours and then it’s gone. It’s not a breakout. If you notice bumps two to three days after a tweeze or wax? That’s a breakout. That’s usually from a product that was applied right after the wax or tweeze.” — Elke Von Freudenberg

Unibrow had high acclaim in many cultures throughout history. They were accepted as a sign of higher intelligence. While we tend to groom our eyebrows, many notable figures have stressed on eyebrows hair as a thing of beauty and intelligence.

Do’s and Don’ts for Stunning Eyebrows
Do make your eyebrows 1-2 shades darker than your hairs on your head. Before tweezing or waxing your eyebrows, do keep the area clean from dirt and oil. Warm water can help in making the hair follicle soft and open the pores.

Do half eyebrows and uni-brows as they look hideous.
Don’t try to change the colour and shape of the eyebrows too much.
Angie Sapanaro a Cleveland based MUA and hairstylist says “Less is more. Powder or shadow and an angle brush give you a more natural look.

Sharpie brows are not cute.” So don’t make your brows too sharp.

Don’t use razors or trimmers while grooming your brows.
Don’t pluck more than one hair at a time.
Be patient and do give yourself time before thinking of a new style for your brows. Do consult a stylist before a major grooming of your brows.

Don’t try to be your own stylist as it could be tricky and results may prove fatal. for when only Perfection will do!


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    November 9, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Johnathan Castillo

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