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When you're looking for that perfect pair of tweezers all of the choices and possibilities
may sometimes seem overwhelming. Even in the smallest beauty section of most pharmacies
there will be at least a couple of different styles and materials. So how do you
make sense of it all and decide which one's the right one for you? And though in
truth the answer depends on each person's preference this article will clarify some
important points which will help you greatly in making a choice for yourself.
The three things about tweezers that you should understand are the material, shape
and the size.
Type and Shape
Care & Cleaning
There are multitudes of different materials used to make tweezers, various metals,
steel and even plastics. Plastic instruments are not as durable or as precise as
metal ones, also plastic instruments tend to bend and loose sharpness rather quickly,
and in such meticulous tasks as tweezing that could cause a major problem. Different
metals usually do a better job than plastic, but they tend to tarnish and in quality
and precision it is hard to find anything that beats the high quality of Solingen
steel. Besides its high quality and accuracy, stainless steel is also very easy
to clean and care for.
View selection of Stainless Steel Tweezers
The sizes that should be considered when selecting a pair of tweezers are the length
of the tweezers blades, the width of the grip and the width of the tips.
The choice for the length of the tweezers blades is something that you should physically
try out with the mirror you would be using. If you'd rather get a pair of really
long tweezers, though they might look very elegant you need to make sure that you'd
be able to see clearly in the mirror at the distance which your tweezers would afford
you. In case you want to get really short tweezers, they would definitely fit better
into any purse, but before you make that choice you should actually try them out,
to realize if holding the tweezers that close is something you'd be comfortable
The next choice is the width of the grip or of what you are most comfortable to
hold securely between your fingers. The choice is usually between extra wide extrusions
especially made as a spot to place the fingers, overall uniformly wide or narrow
blades of the tweezers.
Secure grip is essential to achieve precision when working with the tweezers. You
don't want to the instruments to slip our or to feel clumsy in your hands, so try
holding the instruments of different sizes to select the grip that is right for
The last size, but far from the least, that you need to consider when selecting
a pair of tweezers, is the width of the tips. The tips must be smooth to touch your
skin without scratching and damaging it, sharp enough to be able to grab the hair
that you want and not others, and have good contact and wide enough surface to grab
the hairs without letting them slip when you pluck.
TYPE AND SHAPE
As we said earlier, the choice of the type, size and shape of the tweezers you choose
is always due to personal preference and must be something that you have tried and
can handle easily. Different shapes and sizes are useful for different tasks; in
fact many people own more than one pair of tweezers because of this. The basics
of the shape focus on the form of the tips.
In general the slanted tip gives the greatest amount of accurate, control and allow
for very close contact with the skin, and the hair's root, but they are not the
best for plucking areas with multiple hairs where precision and accuracy are not
Samples of Slanted Tweezers:
View entire selection of the slanted tweezers at Zamberg.com.
For the faster route of removing multiple hairs, but without much accuracy, a square,
straight tip is the best bet since it has a larger surface area of the tip.
Samples of Straight Tweezers:
View entire selection of the straight (square) tweezers at Zamberg.com.
At times when you need to remove a single, thin or very short hair, or an ingrown
one, then you should go with the very thin, pointed tips. The thinner the tip the
better you'd be able to isolate that specific hair and spot.
Samples of Pointed Tweezers:
View entire selection of the pointed, needle sharp tweezers at Zamberg.com.
Last, but not least are the automatic tweezers. Sometimes they look like something
from outer space, but in reality they are engineered to make tweezing easier, faster,
as painless as possible, and what's more, the tweezers do most of the work for you.
You'll have to choose the unwanted hair and point the instrument in the right direction,
but the rest of the job is done by the tweezers. They retract and pull out the hair
at the root fast and accurately.
Whether you choose a particular tip style, size and material of the tweezers or
get many different ones makes sure that you test them out and keep only those that
are comfortable for you.
CARE AND CLEANING
Though care and cleaning of your tweezers might change depending on the material
you choose, here are some basic tips that should keep any instrument in good shape.
- Don't soak your tweezers in detergents or in plain water.
- Always disinfect tweezers with alcohol before and after each use.
- Always place a cap to protect the tips of your tweezers.
- Don't drop the tweezers as this can dull the tips and mess up their alignment.