Your Hands on Guide to Tweezing


Whether you want to intricately shape your eyebrows or remove that excess hair on your body, tweezing should be a familiar grooming method. If done correctly, plucking removes the entire hair from the follicle, keeping it from growing back for up to six weeks.

How to tweeze?

To tweeze hair, follow these steps:

  1. Before you begin, wipe your skin with a warm washcloth to soften the skin.
  2. Isolate the hair strands you want to pluck.
  3. While holding your skin taut, pluck one hair at a time.
  4. Always pull or pluck in the direction of hair growth.


When should you tweeze?

Tweezing is done to remove excess hair. You should tweeze to remove the excess hair after hair removal. If you want an effective hair removal and less amount of tweezing, try Veet's Ready-to-wax Strips. Its specially formulated wax only grabs your hair and not the skin. It is designed for all skin types and contains natural ingredients. The Veet Ready-to-wax Strips wok in easy steps - peel, apply and pull.

Like any hair removal method, there are pros and cons to tweezing. Following are some pros and cons you need to know, so you'll have the perfect tool in your arsenal.

The Pros

Removing hair by shaving doesn't work for every situation. For example, shaping your eyebrows requires a lot more precision. Tweezing might be the way to go for several different reasons.

  • Control

Hair removal of small areas like your eyebrows can be very tricky, not to mention unsafe. By tweezing, you have more control and precision for achieving the desired shape.

  • Convenience

If you have a stray hair dangling out that you want to remove right away, tweezing can swiftly get rid of it without any prep work or hassle of other products. Professionals in salons use tweezers to remove any hairs left behind after shaving or sugaring.

  • Long-lasting Results

Frequent tweezing can alter your hair growth. If you don't want specific hairs growing back, this can cause it to grow back finer. In some instances, the hair may even stop growing back altogether.

  • It's Cheap

A quality pair of tweezers can cost you a lot less than a razor. Several other hair removal methods like wet shaving or sugaring, usually call for restocking products frequently.

The Cons

Tweezing isn't quite simple. There are some things you should keep in mind to avoid pain and beauty mishaps.

  • It's Tiresome

Just tweezing the eyebrows can take more than half hour. Tweezing a large area of hair can take multiple hours, so it's not ideal when you want to get rid of a lot of hair or if you are in a hurry.

  • It Hurts

Depending on your pain tolerance, tweezing can be painful—primarily considering that it can be a comparatively dull process for removing multiple hairs.

There are numerous ways to reduce pain. You should always hold skin taut or firm to avoid stretching the skin. Take a warm shower for atleast 20 minutes, or apply a warm compress, so the hair and follicle are soft and loosened. If it still hurts, you could try a numbing cream that's made to desensitize skin for hair removal.

  • Tweezers Can Be Misused

Never try to dig tweezers into the skin to try to reach small hairs. This lead to scrapes, scabs, and possible scarring.

  • A Bad Pair of Tweezers Can Be Useless

Short hairs can be hard to get a hold of with cheap, flimsy, or blunt tweezers. These often miss or break the hair instead of plucking it, adding extra time and frustration.

Using a tweezer is easy after a thorough hair removal. Get yourself a good tweezer, use it carefully and have flawless skin.