When I heard that women shaved their face I thought it was really weird! And very high maintenance, It wasn’t something I wanted to add to my beauty routine but after reading the benefits, also finding out that Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor also did this trick I reconsidered trying it out.
First of all, let’s talk about the benefits its officially called Dermaplaning and spas have been offering it as a treatment for years so it’s nothing new, but it has had a lot more attention recently. The main benefit is exfoliation as it takes off the flaky layers of your skin it also makes your makeup go on smoother and helps with anti- ageing.
I do want to make a little disclaimer and say that I’m not a professional, this is all my personal opinion also I don’t think you should all go and shave your faces if you are perfectly fine with your peach fuzz then there is nothing to worry about but me personally as I have very dark hair I get a rather thick moustache and slight facial hair that makes me feel very self-conscious so I thought this would be a good idea to try.
Now as of most things there is some drawbacks to shaving your face you might get ingrowing hairs, shaving burns or stubble and you will also have to shave on a regular basis depending on how long it takes your hair to grow back. But you can avoid these things if you shave your face properly.
I don’t think you need shaving cream but you will need a shaver and not the ones you use on your legs, your face is far too delicate for that but ones specifically for your face I used the studio London Eyebrow trimmer £3 for three in a pack. Studio London Eyebrow Trimmer
To prepare your skin, remove all your makeup then do a thorough cleanse. After make sure your skin is completely dry then when you start shaving pull your skin taught and move the shaver in short strokes in the direction of your hair growth. It is better to shave your face at night as you don’t want to put any makeup on your face for as long as you can after your done use a moisturiser with no harsh ingredients, I also like to use Hyaluronic acid after shaving my face to really pull the moisture in, but if you have sensitive skin I’d skip this step
I’d recommend doing a patch test so you know your skin isn’t too sensitive to the razor if you don’t have a reaction after a few days you can carry on shaving your face.
I shaved my face for the first time a couple of days ago and I am really enjoying the results my skin is soft and my makeup no longer looks caky I can’t give you any more insights as I haven’t been shaving my face long enough to give you a thorough review but I will make another blog post in a months or two.
So would I recommend shaving your face? So fare yes especially if you have dark hair but I will tell you more in another blog post, have you shaved your face? Tell me in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog id love to have you back. Thanks for reading XxxShare this post: