BEAUTY

Why I Shave My Face

When I tell people I shave my face, the response is typically "WTF WHY?!" accompanied by a very aggressive side eye. Chill girl, chill. I've been doing it for the past year and I'm completely obsessed!

WHY I SHAVE MY FACE

TYSM genetics for blessing me with ultra thick hair! However, it does mean I grow some pretty intense sideburns and a lady mustache. Super sexy right? LOL NOPE. Shaving also gets rid of all my peach fuzz, so my face feels extra smooth and makeup goes on like a dream. I prefer not to wax, the heat really irritates my skin and my face will stay red for hours.

HOW OFTEN I SHAVE

About once a month. If I’m doing a photo shoot where I’m taking close-up beauty shots like these ones, I’ll shave the day before.

WHAT I USE

The Tweezerman Dermaplaner is my women’s shaving tool of choice! It’s super cute, easy to hold, and comes with a years supply of razors. Just straight up aloe vera gel is my go-to shave gel,  it’s hydrating and healing AF! After I shave, I like to mist my face with rosewater and apply an oil (like this one from Pixi) to soothe and nourish my skin.

Tweezerman Dermaplaner

SHAVING TIPS

A gentle exfoliation pre-shave is key, I use my Clarisonic to get dead skin cells out of the way. At the end of a warm shower is the best time to shave, the hairs have softened and the follicles have opened up. I don’t wear any foundation/powder for the next 12-24 hours and don’t exfoliate for another 48. This just helps avoid irritation and lets the skin breathe.

SHAVING MYTHS

Hair growth rate/density is all controlled by the follicle, below the root of the hair. Shaving only affects the hair above the surface of the skin and has no effect on what is happening down below. So no, your hair WILL NOT grow back thicker! The razor leaves the hair with a blunt edge, so it might feel/look like it’s thicker, but I can assure you it 100% is not.

So yes, I’m a woman who shaves her face and idgaf who knows it. The Tweezerman Dermaplaner is definitely a skin game changer and is one of my most-loved beauty tools. Do you shave your face? Would you try it?

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