A study has found that there is a reason why you sneeze when you pluck your brows and no, it’s not just you.

“The Cut” have asked the dermatologists why some people sneeze when they pluck their brows and it’s frankly quite interesting.

Dr. Melanie Grossman, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University, says it could be the trigeminal nerve.

“The Cut” explains: “This nerve connects the face to the brain and transmits sensations between them. It has three branches: the one worth talking about here is the ophthalmic branch which supplies nerves to the cornea and iris, the forehead parts of the sinus and mucous membranes in the nose and to the skin of the eyelids, eyebrows, and nose.”

Which basically means that when you pluck out the eyebrow hair, the nerve is being stimulated.

Try pressing on to the area straight after you’ve plucked as it may keep the nerve in place.

“Dr. Grossman says that theoretically, pressing on the eyebrow could block the signal and sneezing reflex.”

It’s all very fascinating.


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