Your Eyebrows Can Change In Poor Ways As You Age. Here's How To Deal With Them

There are few things on our faces that we experiment with more than our eyebrows. We pluck, shave, wax, microblade, paint, tattoo, remove, and pierce our brows throughout our lives. We experimented extensively with our brows because of new trends, styles, and interests. While changing things up is quite fun and helps keep our look fresh, this wear and tear on our brows can add up in undesirable ways as we age.


Even though we know our brows changing is an inevitable side effect of aging, it is still frustrating to watch all the hard work we've put in over the years deteriorate. However, you don't have to stand by and watch if you've noticed your brows changing in unwelcoming ways. For every concern you have about your brows, there is a solution. The key is to evaluate what is causing your brows to change and determine the best action to rectify the situation. Luckily, finding solutions for your brow woes is easier than you think.

Thinning brows

One of the common problems people experience with their eyebrows as they age is the thinning that occurs. Eyebrows look thinner over the years because the testosterone in men and the estrogen in women begin to decline. Our hair shafts that produce our eyebrow hair become lighter, and some stop producing hair entirely, via Water's Edge Dermatology. As we enter our 40s, the structure of our hair follicles changes. While this is normal as we age, it could be a sign of a medical condition.


If your thinning eyebrows have you worried, visit a dermatologist and get suggestions from a professional. You can gain thicker brows if a medical condition does not cause the thinning. Beauty enthusiasts swear by castor oil, coconut oil, and olive oil to help stimulate hair follicles and encourage thicker hair production. Others suggest petroleum jelly and milk to boost the natural protein in your brows, says Be Beautiful In. These are affordable and non-invasive solutions to a common issue among people in their 40s.

Tweezed too far

Many of us spent our youth, and even adulthood, taking tweezers to sculpt gorgeously thin brows. Now that people opt for a thicker brow look, the plucking done in our youth may come back to haunt us. If you are guilty of shaping your brows with tweezers too often, you may be experiencing difficulty in regrowth. Luckily, you are not alone in a beauty past like this; the experts are ready to help you gain a thick brow.


There are plenty of products on the market for over-tweezed brows. You can begin by purchasing some growth serum at a department store. Applying brow serum for up to a year and putting down the tweezers for good will allow your brows enough time to repair and regrow thicker. While they are growing, work to leave them alone as they improve. If you must tweeze your brows to keep a symmetrical look, only use tweezers on the hairs growing away from the brow line. For this kind of brow fix, patience is key.

Brows that fade

Another brow side effect that comes with aging is the eventual fading of your eyebrows. This is definitely due to wear and tear on our brows throughout the years, but the sun can also play a factor. An option that many seem to turn to in order to rectify thinning brows is microblading. Microblading is essentially tattooing brows on your face, and they can last for about a year. Because it is a bit intense, you'll want to make sure you find the professional who is right for you. Brow artists will take careful measurements of your eyes, brows, and face to make the result aesthetically pleasing for your face.


Although microblading is an excellent option for many who struggle with fading brows, it can be a little painful. Those who don't want to go through the process can opt for eyebrow gels, tints, and pencils, via Healthline.

Brow recovery

As we travel through life, we put our brows through quite a lot. Perhaps one of the most challenging issues to rectify is gaining control of our brows if we receive service that does not go well. In most cases, it is a microblading incident that did not go as planned. The Zoe Report explains that resolving a brow issue of this kind is possible. If the microblading is removed correctly and you use products like serums and gels to soothe your brows, you can restore your previous look. If the brow service that has you stressed is waxing or plucking, your best bet is to leave your brows alone until the hair grows back thicker.


No matter the issue, it's recommended that you find a brow technician you trust to help your brows heal from trauma of this kind. They can help you with removal but will also steer you to the right products to get your brows healthy faster.

Lacking the arch

Much like many parts of our body, our eyebrows may lack a little pep as we age. More specifically, as we enter our 40s, our desired arch is more rounded. Luckily, this is one of the most straightforward issues to fix at home. To start, you may want to try for an arch with an eyebrow pencil. Measure two-thirds out from the beginning of your brow and add a little color to wear your arch should be. This will give you a subtle but effective definition where you need it.


In addition to eyebrow pencils, you can also look for powders and tints to keep your eyebrows the color that you desire while filling in where you'd like your arch. As we age, the arch is important, giving the appearance of a more open eye and making you look younger. Once you've sculpted your arch, don't be afraid to fill in your brows with a brow pencil for definition.