Everything You Need to Know About Eyebrows After 40

Everything You Need to Know About Eyebrows After 40

Posted by Katie Pierce on Apr 29th 2022

Eyebrows are all the craze in the beauty sector these days. In fact, surveys show that the eyebrow industry has tripled in size since 2011. If you’re new to the world of eyebrows and how to take care of them, this article will teach you everything you need to know about brows.

The importance of shape

Finding an eyebrow shape that flatters your face is incredibly important when you’re first learning how to care for your brows. But for a beginner, it’s not always easy to pinpoint which style is the right one for you.

It’s better to consult a professional to help you identify the best eyebrow shape to match your face shape.

A good rule of thumb is to choose an eyebrow shape that’s different from your face shape.

In other words, if you have a round-shaped face, an eyebrow shape with a high arch can help add more structure and length to your face.

On the other hand, if you have a strongly defined jawline or a square-shaped face, soft arching brows can help soften your features. Avoid angled or strong brow shapes.

Finding the right products

Plenty of people have sensitive skin, which makes it difficult for them to find the right beauty products — including eyebrow products — that allow them to avoid negative reactions.

Consulting a professional about which products you should use and avoid should be your top priority. They have both the expertise and knowledge to provide you with the best solutions for your skin.

Learning about tools

Learning how to choose and use different eyebrow tools is a great way to avoid going to brow rehab. Plenty of people avoid learning the basics and simply jump right into the process without having any idea what certain tools are used for.

Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the different eyebrow tools:

Tweezers, scissors, and wax

Grooming your brows is an important part of eyebrow care. A good pair of tweezers can make the process of removing stubborn stray eyebrow hairs a breeze.

These easy and affordable Revlon Tweezers will help keep your brows in shape! 

However, if you don’t want to sit through the pain of individually plucking stray eyebrow hair, you can also use wax to get the job done in one go. 

For your safety, we recommend going to a licensed esthetician for all your waxing needs. 

Eyebrow scissors can also help shorten long hairs, giving your eyebrows a more even look.

Eyebrow pencil

An eyebrow pencil is a beginner-friendly tool that helps you shape and fill in your eyebrows. Eyebrow pencils typically come with a soft brush, either on the cap or on the other end of the pencil, which you can use to blend the eyebrow color for a more even shade.

There are other products that you can use to fill in your brows, such as eyebrow powders and gels. 

You can also try out a tinted Brow Gel with microfibers to add definition and fullness to your natural brow hairs in one easy step!

Eyebrow brushes

Eyebrow brushes are used to shape, define, and blend eyebrow makeup. These brushes are usually small and come with double-ends that you can use for different purposes.

You’ll need these tools when you begin learning about how to better care for your brows.

Growing your eyebrows

Sometimes simply filling in your brows with a pencil or eyebrow gel doesn’t work. There are just some people whose eyebrows are too thin to achieve a good look.

In that case, growing your eyebrows can help.

There are several ways you can grow thicker eyebrows, and you can easily incorporate these practices into your skincare regimen.

Try these simple ways to naturally grow your eyebrows fast:

Apply Coconut Oil or Castor Oil to your eyebrows

Coconut oil is popular in the beauty industry for its many benefits, including weight loss, skin rejuvenation, and concurrently boosting hair growth. However, further research is still needed to determine the accuracy of these claims.

To use this method, warm up some coconut oil with your hands and massage the oil into your eyebrows. Leave it in overnight then wash it off thoroughly the next day.

When using Castor oil, we recommend applying it on your brows a couple of hours before bedtime because of its tackier consistency and washing it off the following morning. 

Using tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is yet another substance that experts claim can boost hair growth and thicken eyebrows. Using tea tree oil to thicken your brows is fairly simple. Just take a small brush and apply the tea tree oil to your brows every day.

However, use Tea Tree oil with caution, as it can be irritating on sensitive skin or when not diluted enough.

Practice smart grooming

Sometimes growing thicker brows can be as simple as improving your eyebrow grooming practices. Here are some steps to take:

  • Avoid overplucking your brows
  • Don’t press your eyebrow pencil too hard into your skin
  • Brush your brows with an eyebrow brush or spoolie daily

These simple eyebrow practices can improve your eyebrow growth significantly.

The bottom line

There is an endless number of ways you can practice proper eyebrow care. Finding the one that works best for you can be tricky.

However, with time and with the right help, you’ll find a method that will help you improve your eyebrow shape, thickness, and appearance.

For now, learning as much as you can and starting slow on your journey should be enough.

Good luck!

JQ Family, I hope you had fun reading these great brow tips from guest blogger, Katie Pierce! She’s a teacher and writer who makes these contributions in her spare time. We're grateful for her thoughtful beauty tips to keep us looking our best.