Any woman who tells you that nature doesn't have a sense of humor hasn't turned 40 yet. By our fourth decade, it is a cruel cosmic irony that ladies will begin to grow chin hair at the precise time that our near vision is too blurry to pluck it. Peri-menopause is not for the faint of heart (or vision). Even as I write this, I am sure there is a 40-something year old lady - somewhere - sitting on top of the sink, wearing bifocals, with face bent forward just mere millimeters from the mirror, straining mightily in a life-or-death struggle with an offending chin hair. **Tweezerman to the rescue!** I heard about Tweezerman ingrown Hair tweezers in a roundabout way. One day I was visiting Rosie O'Donnell's online blog, and she told a hilarious story about how she happened to glimpse an ingrown hair that had sprouted near the side of her mouth. She tried valiantly to pull it out, but it was amazingly coarse and resistant. In an obsessive struggle with the hair, she impulsively grabbed a thumb tack from her son's bulletin board, and set to digging the hair out. Ultimately, she triumphed but was hardly left unscathed by the battle. She ended up with a pimple-sized wound where the hair had once been. *Ah yes, I have my own battle scars, though I've never had the impulse to use anything sharper than household tweezers.* As you can guess, several blog visitors cried foul (*too much information!*) and good-naturedly fussed at Rosie about the dangers of her hair removal method. And truly, she was lucky that she didn't end up with an infection. A couple of helpful posters suggested a tool I had never heard of before -- **Tweezerman Ingrown Hair/Splinter Tweezers**. I already own a couple of pairs of tweezers, but I've always had trouble getting a good grip with them. So, I tracked down an online seller on Ebay, and purchased a brand new package to try out. I could feel the quality of the implement just from pulling it out of the package. It has a nice solid weight (surgical steel quality), and is sized perfectly for the job. In addition, the points are smooth and sharp enough to get under an ingrown hair, splinter, or other embedded object. The best way to use the tweezers for an imbedded hair is to disinfect the tips and the surface of the skin. Next, loosen the hair using one of the pointed ends. Once the hair springs out, you can then easily pluck it. I've never used this tool on anything other than an ingrown hair (or two), but I don't think it's designed for general purpose tweezing. I continue to use my regular tweezers for eyebrow shaping. I heartily recommend **Tweezerman Ingrown Hair/Splinter Tweezer**. The story behind my purchase of the product is comical, but this tool is a serious must-have for your beauty toolkit.