Yep, I Shave My Face (And Here's Why You Should, Too!)
Recently I have become actually obsessed with shaving my face. Hold up, before you freak out on me - hear me out. I'm not using my leg razor and shaving cream to go to town on my face. NO. I use THIS. And no, it does not grow back thicker or darker -- at least not for me. (Saying that so you can't say I ruined your life, ya digg??) But let me tell you something - it has seriously changed the game. It's one of those steps in your skincare routine you didn't realize you were missing until you start doing it, and then you can never go back...trust me.
There are so many benefits. Shall we get started?
Let's start with the obvious: it gets rid of peach fuzz (or a mustache, hehehe). It will get rid of all of your unwanted and unwelcome facial hair. And because of that, your face is going to look a lot smoother. Foundation, powder, and tinted moisturizers will apply more evenly, and look better. This thing really works, so don't be scared if it looks like you've sheared a sheep after you're finished. (You think I'm joking.)
Secondly, it acts as an exfoliant. Not only will it get rid of your unwanted hair, but it's going to get rid of your dead skin as well. According to this Birchbox article face shaving can "mimic the dermaplaning effect by not only exfoliating the skin, but also stimulating collagen production and softening fine lines over time."
Sign. Me. Up.
It has also been said that it can help give younger looking skin. How? Well, when you shave the "peach fuzz" (fine hairs) on your face, it can aid in the absorption of the skincare products you use. Like really, so many benefits.
OKAY. So let's talk about the how-to. Because you can't just go in and shave it any way you want and with your leg razor. No. Please, drop the Venus razor and Skintimate shaving cream.
Disclaimer: If you have acne prone skin, this may be something you want to skip. You can go ahead and use the razor on any areas that don't have an active breakout, but if you have a larger amount of acne, I would advise you skip shaving all together.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to use a shaving cream which would act as a barrier between your skin and the razor. You want to hold the skin tight and make sure that your razor at a 45-degree angle -- this will help immensely, trust me. Start by shaving at least once a week, and if you want/need to increase the frequency after that, go ahead.
I've already shared which face razors I use from Amazon, but you can also find them at stores like TJ Maxx and Marshall's in the beauty section, as well as Sally's Beauty Supply. Using an eyebrow razor to shave your face really is going to be your best and easiest bet. Just be careful not to push too hard, you can nick your skin so easily.
I always moisturize after I shave my face, but that's up to you as well. :)
I promise you, you and your baby-soft skin will soon be thanking me. You're welcome.
Do you currently shave your face? Are you interested in trying it? Let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts on this craziness.