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Are There Areas That You Should Never Tweeze?

Of all the hair removal methods, tweezing is probably the most low-tech and hassle-free. Simply pick up a pair of tweezers, grab on to the troublesome hair in question, and pull. Sure, it may sting momentarily, but it's a highly effective way to get rid of stray unwanted hairs.

Still, it may surprise you that something as simple as tweezing can still lead to problems. Rapidly removing the hair at the root can cause irritation, so believe it or not there are some areas on your body that you should generally avoid plucking. What are they? Take a look below to find out.


Let's face it, moles are pretty gross in and of themselves. But when you have a stray hair growing out of it, it can really up the ick factor. Yet no matter how gross these stray hairs are, you should avoid tweezing them. Plucking hairs from in and around moles can potentially cause an infection or inflammation, and since the skin surrounding moles is already delicate, it's just not worth the risk. Instead, you should trim them or use laser hair removal, both of which are safer.


Have you ever noticed hair growing up around a pimple? It's actually a fairly common occurrence, and just like how you should never pop a pimple, you should also never tweeze a hair that is growing out of one. Appropriately enough, this is for the same reason. Blemished skin is already sensitive and aggravated, so plucking a hair from a pimple is going to do even more damage, and it could lead to permanent scarring.


Honestly, is there a more embarrassing place to get an unwanted hair? Even though having hairs growing out of your nipples can be inconvenient, to say the least, that doesn't mean that you should tweeze them, at least not right away. As a general rule of thumb, you should make sure that the hair in question is at least a couple of millimeters before you attempt to pluck it. Otherwise, you could be forced to go in too close with the tweezers, end up nicking your nipple and causing an infection.


What? How can eyebrows be on the list? Everybody tweezes their eyebrows. Sure, but that doesn't mean that they should. Repeatedly plucking hairs from the same place can permanently damage the follicles. So even if you want super thin eyebrows now, you may want to grow them out later and discover that the follicles refuse to produce new hairs. So instead of tweezing, you might want to use a small electric trimmer.

Tweezing definitely has its place in the ongoing battle against unwanted hair. Just be careful how you do it and where you do it, or you could end up with more serious problems than stray hairs.

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