Whether you have a stray hair that needs plucking or you're trying to master the latest YouTube tutorial on how to create your ideal arches, it’s essential that you have the best tweezers to do the job. While quality is important if you want to avoid nicks on the thin, sensitive skin surrounding your eyebrows, it’s also helpful to choose a pair that caters to your skill and comfort levels.
Let’s start with quality. To avoid irritation (especially if you have sensitive skin), tweezers should be made from stainless steel. Other metals — particularly nickel — may trigger a reaction. In order to keep them working their best, make sure you clean them after each use. A little rubbing alcohol will do unless you happen to draw blood, in which case you’ll want to boil them in hot water for a few minutes to provide a greater level of disinfection.
Keeping them sharp is also key. You’ll know your tweezers are getting dull when they aren’t grabbing hair as well. While it’s best to get them sharpened by a pro (some brands offer this for free), if you’re doing it yourself, you can use simple sandpaper or purchase a product on the market with a similar texture designed specifically for sharpening tweezers.
When it comes to different styles of tweezers, options abound. Whether you like a magnifying glass (to catch minuscule hairs), or you want a device that plucks and trims, these five pairs are guaranteed to up your tweezing game.