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Top 5 Tweezer Tips

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Plenty of light will help you and your tweezers with hair removal.
Plenty of light will help you and your tweezers with hair removal.
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In addition to tweezers, effective hair removal requires two things -- good lighting and a good mirror. Many people invest in a vanity cosmetic mirror just for this purpose. A 10-inch (25-centimeter) tabletop mirror, with one side offering a regular view and the other a magnified view, is a good solution. You might also consider a lighted mirror, which comes with multiple settings to simulate evening, home, office and daytime environments.

Some tweezers come with their own built-in light and magnification. The beauty tool company Tweezerman, for example, offers a lighted slanted-tip tweezer that comes with an LED light powered by a replaceable battery unit. Simply click on the power switch, and the clear, white light illuminates even the finest hairs. The LumaTweeze brand adds a magnifier to the LED light for a complete tweezing package. To take advantage of the magnification, you rotate the lens 90 degrees so it's positioned in front of the tweezer tips. When you're done, you rotate the magnifier back into its resting position.

Finally, give some thought to the length of your tweezers. A pair with a shorter handle, say 3.5 to 3.75 inches (8.9 to 9.5 centimeters) long, means your fingers will be closer to the tip and in your line of vision. Tweezers with a longer handle, 4.5 inches (11.4 centimeters) long, keeps your fingers farther away from the action, affording you a better view.