Why face shaving is the new trend, and how it works?
Before starting talking all about how to remove unwanted facial hair from your face, just let me tell you that facial hair is way more common than some of you might think and, yes, you might be a pro with hair removal. But, if that is not the case and you are on the other side of the boat, that is also ok, your skin is only yours, and YOU should be the one who make choices about it, not any trend on the Internet.
What is Face Shaving?
As the name itself announces, face shaving relates to getting rid of facial hair aka peach fuzz. We are very aware that men tend to have more hair growth than ladies because of invigorating chemicals. Yet, numerous women can grow more facial – and even body – hair because of their expanding levels of testosterone. It may because of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), making women develop hair in places where men typically do, similar to the upper lip, jawline, chest, and surprisingly the back.
Although there is nothing strange about them, this peach fuzz can feel irritating and humiliating for some people. If eliminating undesirable beard growth is your decision, there are countless approaches to complete pleasant flawless work.
Benefits of Shaving Your Face
These are some of the benefits you should expect when shaving your face:
• Smoother and softer skin.
If you are a skincare devotee, this is one of the benefits that will have the most weight on the decision of getting your face shaved or not when eliminating peach fuzz around your face. You will see an instant change as your skin will look brighter and glower, that’s for sure!
• Lightly exfoliates
Shaving your face will provide this with a clean canvas to better work with afterwards. It would not only remove unwanted hair, but also debris, excess oil —a must if you have combination/oily skin as me or suffer from acne scarring— and, dead skin cells. Which can lead you to that bright, precious complexion we are all after.
• Help products to better penetrate
Both skincare and makeup products will be delighted with a clear complexion. Without hair avoiding its absorption, these products will be more likely to get into your pores deeply, in the case of skincare (serums, creams and SPF) and deliver a more velvety finish in terms of makeup.
How to prepare your skin?
Yes, you should be mindful that to get the best results out of your face from a shaving procedure, you should first get clean skin try to cleanse your face with a gentle product to remove any impurities before shaving. We recommend you choose one that is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.
*Cleansers suggestions to add:
Medik8 Cream Cleanse
Emma Lewisham llluminating oil Cleanser
Aestheticsrx Revitalising Foaming Cleanser
Burt’s Bees Skin Facial Cleanser
Another great tip to have in mind is that you should only use your razor for your face, not in any other parts of your body for tempting as that might be for the sake of your skin. We 100% recommend using a different type of razor for your face than the one you might be using on your underarms or legs. When buying your upcoming shaving tool, try to look for those with straight edge, single-blade razors. Hint, they have often named eyebrow razors or dermaplaning tools.
These are some of our recommendations if you are willing to give it a try to this non-hairy trend:
Votary 3 X 3 Magic Razor Wands
Finishing Touch Flawless®
Mco Beauty Super Smooth Facial & Brow Razor
Beauty Bay ECO-FRIENDLY DERMAPLANERS
Now that you have chosen the right tool for you is time to shave, and this is how you should do it to get the best results out of this practice. It is best if you hold the skin tight with one hand and put the razor at a 45-degree angle putting as little pressure as possible on the skin. Try to always shave on upwards movements, not against the hair. Last but not least, don’t forget to rinse and sanitize the razor after each use. It will help your skin with keeping any unwanted bacterias at bay.
If you are not too sure how to perform face shaving at home, keep in mind that you can always ask for expert help and visit a beauty therapist that will know how to best target your needs. When reaching out to them, ask about dermaplaning and, they will guide you on your quest for glowing and clear skin.