Threading eyebrows is quickly becoming the method of choice for many women over waxing and a gift to those,like myself, with Rosacea or just down right thin or sensitive skin. Threading uses a string to remove hair, whereas a wax-based resin is placed on the skin and then taken off to rid hair with waxing.
So why exactly are the sensitive-prone turning to threading in droves? Here are the 7 reasons that convinced me to make the switch:
Less contact with the skin
Threading has little to no contact with the skin. Waxing, however tugs at skin when the hair is removed, and can really irritate sensitive skin making it turn pink to extremely red (read more about side effects of waxing).
Stop seeing red
The skin mostly gets red because of the wax tugging at the skin, not the actual removal of the hair. If you do get pink from threading, it usually goes away within the hour.
The skin around the eyes is thin, and can get easily irritated from waxing even if it doesn’t bother other body zones. Threading eyebrows is a true life saver for hair removal in the eye area.
Threading eyebrows doesn’t remove the top layer of skin like waxing. So even people that use Retin-A or take other medications that conflict with waxing can still get threading.
Most waxes are used warm but can be heated up too much. This can burn the skin resulting in extreme pain and scabby skin. There’s absolutely no chance of getting scorched with threading.
Threading solely uses a string to remove the hair, unlike waxing that contains resins and preservatives. Artificial fragrances and ingredients are a foe to many with sensitive skin.
No one’s allergic to string (that I know of)
Sometimes having an allergic reaction is mistaken as sensitivity. Waxes are often based on a certain ingredient like: lavender, tea tree, chocolate, acai berry and the list goes on and on. With threading eyebrows there’s no need to worry.