When it comes to eyebrows, there used to be only waxing, tweezers and filling in the stained spots with a pencil, but as we approach 2020, there are now plenty of eyebrow treatments. You can swipe on a gel for fast volume, get a microblading treatment for a fuller effect, or try eyebrow extensions if you are looking for more length. There is also eyebrow squeezing, which is a more holistic way to lift your eyebrows.
In our latest section of What Wellness—Well + Goods YouTube series exploring the craziest wellness treatments available – Creative Director Ella Dove visits Blink Brow Bar on Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City to experience “pinching”. Eyebrow squeezing is derived from a traditional Ayurvedic practice that involves massaging (and well, squeezing) the area around the eyes to help lift the eyebrow bone.
After Dove jumps into the treatment seat, forehead therapist Mayuri begins the 10-minute massage (which costs $ 26). A blend of soothing almond oil and aloe vera is used to work through marma points, AKA healing energy points in the body used in Ayurveda. Massaging these places is supposed to boost positive energy into your chakras, and in addition to helping to make your eyebrows look more lifted, it can help with other common skin care problems such as dark circles, swelling and fine lines by increasing circulation and promote lymphatic drainage. BTW, brow pinching is something you can do yourself, just like a regular facial massage (although of course it helps to have a professional who knows marma dots very well).
Mayuri works through lots of figure eight figures around Dove’s eye area, spraying her with rose water mist and finishing the treatment with a piano massage. What does Dove’s eyebrows look like after being squeezed by a professional? Can eyebrow squeezing make you cast your brow? Find out the answers and more by watching the video here.
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