Everything you need to know about eyebrow pinching
When it comes to fun, fascinating, and outrightly outlandish beauty trends, 2019 hasn’t been disappointing. We’ve had under eye tattooing. We’ve had ultrathin brows. And now, we have eyebrow pinching.
What is eyebrow pinching? Does it regrow thin eyebrows or recolor our arches? Find out in this comprehensive guide below.
Eyebrow pinching, explained
Eyebrow pinching might sound alien to most of us, and that’s fine. The practice itself isn’t new, but we’re only hearing about it now because it’s more popular in the East.
Eyebrow pinching is traditionally part of the Ayurvedic holistic system of well-being. ‘Ayurveda’ refers to a 3,000-year-old healing system originally from India.
Here in the US, Ayurveda is considered a form of alternative medicine. However, there are 3,000 years (and counting) of anecdotal evidence that proves that Ayurveda provides many health benefits.
Simply put, Ayurveda believes that everything in the universe (both dead and alive) is connected.
That means if your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe, then you will stay healthy. And when that harmony is disrupted, then you get sick.
Some of these ‘disruptors’ include genetic defects, injuries, climate and weather changes, age, and even emotions.
The goal of Ayurvedic treatments is to restore balance and harmony in a person. There are many differing opinions on how effective Ayurveda really is, especially since some treatments don’t have immediate results. Eyebrow pinching is one such treatment.
How eyebrow pinching works
Eyebrow pinching typically involves light pinching by an expert who targets key pressure points around the eye and brow area.
This practice reduces puffiness and gives a more rejuvenated look to the eye area.
“Brow-pinching is a form of yoga massage [that] aids circulation,” explained Blink Brow Bar CEO Vanita Parti to the Evening Standard UK.
“Not only that, but the actual pinching stops toxin build-up. The simple method is nature’s way of keeping those fine lines at bay,” she said.
The treatment often involves firm kneading strokes, pinching the top and bottom of the brow, and circular movements around the eye sockets.
Businesses often market eyebrow pinching as an alternative to Botox. The reason being that people use eyebrow pinching to delay the onset of fine lines. But how does that work exactly?
Health Coach Sunita Passi explained:
“As well as relieving tension, pinching helps encourage lymph drainage and improve circulation. The increased blood flow allows cells to be nourished with essential nutrients that rejuvenate the skin and allow the body to heal.”
“As a result, collagen production is increased, which improves skin elasticity and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles,” she added.
Even if you don’t necessarily believe in Ayurveda’s spiritual health claims, it’s hard to deny that eyebrow pinching can help relieve stress and tension from the body.
“Everyone loves the sensation of brow-pinching,” Parti said. “It’s a gentle massage that challenges your facial muscles in a different way and brings circulation to life.”
Is eyebrow pinching for you?
If you’re looking for regular stress-busting sessions that provide additional benefits in the long run, then try eyebrow pinching.
However, if you’re looking for a treatment that will alter the shape and color of your brows, then you’re better off looking elsewhere. Like our organic microblading service, for instance. We offer permanent eyebrows that don’t have any of traditional microblading’s drawbacks.
Organic microblading uses food- and mineral-based pigments that promise:
- Compatibility with all skin types
- A wide range of colors to choose from
- Quicker healing time
- Longer lasting effects
In addition to these, organic microblading also never fades into unseemly blue or green shades like ordinary eyebrow tattoos.
That’s why this treatment is ideal for men and women who want good-looking brows in exchange for little to no effort. It’s literally trading daily eyebrow makeup sessions and monthly eyebrow makeup shopping trips for one (1) annual session with a professional microblading artist.
Oh, and the microblading session only lasts an hour. That’s shorter than your lunch break at work.
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“It’s been 5 years since I’ve had my eyebrows done, and today, I received a compliment so I had to give the woman her information.
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“Friendly, welcoming staff and expertise by Lorine make this the best place to go for your beauty needs! They always go above and beyond and I walk out looking and feeling amazing!”
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