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How to Clean Your Eyebrows

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Since eyebrows frame your eyes, many people like to shape them to improve their look. As a result, eyebrows can accumulate dandruff, oil, dirt, and makeup. Gently cleaning your eyebrows will ensure they stay fresh. You can clean your eyebrows using face wash or other products like tea tree oil or a brow serum. You can then maintain your eyebrows so they look their best.

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Using Face Wash

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    Apply your regular face wash to your brows. It's easy to clean your eyebrows with your regular facial cleanser while you're washing your face. Any facial cleanser that is gentle enough for your skin should be fine on your eyebrows. Wet your eyebrows and apply a small amount of face wash to your brows.[1]
    • You can also wash your eyebrows by themselves if you'd prefer.
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    Scrub your eyebrows with firm pressure. Since eyebrows can be thick, getting them completely clean can be difficult. Use the tips of your fingers to work the cleanser into your brows. Do this in small, circular motions.[2]
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    Rinse the face wash off your brows. Use lukewarm water to rinse the face wash off of your eyebrows well. Make sure you get all of the face wash off your eyebrows.[3]
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    Dry your eyebrows. Pat your eyebrows dry with a clean towel. Do not rub your eyebrows hard to dry them as this can damage them.

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Applying Natural Oils and Serum

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    Do a deep clean with tea tree oil. Your eyebrows usually do not need more than a basic wash every now and then. But if you notice your eyebrows feel grimy or oily to the touch, you can do a deep clean of them with tea tree oil. Apply a small drop of tea tree oil on a disposable mascara wand or an eyebrow brush. Then, run the wand through your eyebrows in small circles.[4]
    • Wash the oil off with warm water and pat your eyebrows dry.
    • You don't need to deep clean your eyebrows every day, as this can cause dryness or irritation. Deep clean them once a week or when they appear dirty.
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    Use coconut oil. Coconut oil is a great natural oil for cleaning your eyebrows and encouraging good eyebrow hair growth. Simply apply a small dab of coconut oil on a cotton pad. Then, run it through one eyebrow. Use a clean pad with a dab of coconut oil for the other eyebrow.[5]
    • If you tend to use an eyebrow pencil or other products on your eyebrows, coconut oil is also a great way to clean off any makeup on your brows.
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    Try an eyebrow serum. Professional eyebrow serums are formulated to remove oil and encourage hair growth. You can find them online or at your local drugstore. Follow the application instructions on the label.[6]
    • Make sure you do a spot test of the eyebrow serum on a patch of skin, such as behind your ear or on the inside of your wrist. Doing a spot test before you apply the product to your eyebrows will ensure you do not react badly to the product.

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Maintaining Your Eyebrows

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    Clean your eyebrows daily when you wash your face. Include washing your eyebrows in your daily routine. It's easiest to just wash them when you wash your face. After you apply your cleanser, gently scrub your brows. Rinse thoroughly to make sure you remove all of the product.
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    Avoid putting too much product on your eyebrows. When you do clean your eyebrows, try not to load on too much product. This can end up clogging your eyebrow hairs and lead to patchiness on your brows. Only put small amounts of product on your eyebrows at a time.[7]
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    See a dermatologist or an esthetician. If you are nervous about cleaning your eyebrows or maintaining them on your own, see a dermatologist or esthetician. They can advise you on how to keep your eyebrows clean. They may also suggest other eyebrow maintenance options like waxing or tweezing your eyebrows to keep them looking healthy and clean.

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    How often should I wash my eyebrows?
    Laura Martin
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    Laura Martin is a Licensed Cosmetologist in Georgia. She has been a hair stylist since 2007 and a cosmetology teacher since 2013.
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    You should wash them whenever you wash your face. You can use your normal facial cleanser.
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