Hey everyone! Today’s post is going to be a bit different, I’m talking about something a lot of women are too afraid to talk about but I know a lot of you can relate. I Shave My Face, and today I’m telling you all about it, how I do it and of course why. You don’t want to miss this post because it can be a game changer for you. Keep reading.
I Shave My Face.
Before we even get going here, shaving isn’t for everyone, and I’m not saying everyone has to do it to look good or anything. This is what works for me, and I’m sharing it with you! :)
Okay so I already know what you might be thinking… why would you shave your face? Isn’t the hair going to grow back thicker? Darker? You’ll have to shave all the time?
All of those are myths… but we will get into that later.
Why I Shave.(and you should too)
I shave about once or twice and a week and this is why…
- To remove peach fuzz or unwanted hair (the obvious reason to shave)
- Removes deep layers of dead skin
- Makes my face look brighter and more healthy
- Products really absorb into skin after shaving
- My makeup looks flawless without peach fuzz (I’m telling you it looks amazing)
How I Shave:
First you need to wash your face (No I don’t shave with makeup on, that was just for the purposes of the pictures) and pat dry, make sure it is completely clean and dry before shaving.
Next I cover my face in a facial oil (I really slather it on), I use Solvaderm, but you could use coconut oil, olive oil, or any other face oil that you may have in your beauty arsenal. Using a face oil is essential because it helps the razor glide down the face preventing any nicks along the way.
After preparing your skin to shave, you are ready to go…
When shaving your face, don’t use the same razor you shave your legs with, those can work, but it’s better to use a straight edge razor, typically made for shaping eyebrows.
I found mine at Sally’s Beauty, but I’ve seen them at Target and Amazon.
I start shaving around my cheek bones and work down to my chin and neck using small little strokes with your razor turned at a slight angle on your face. Work in small sections always going down.
After I have down from my cheeks down to my chin and neck, I finish off with my forehead (be careful around your eyebrows).
After you are completely done shaving the desired areas of your face, moisturize your skin, use your favorite serum and toner and call it a night. It is better to do this at night when you aren’t going to be putting makeup on your skin for several hours. That way your skin can breathe and recover from being exfoliated. That is why I suggest using a night cream or something that is really moisturizing.
Ok, so let’s just go ahead and bust some of those myths about shaving after all.
“It will grow back black”
Actually it can appear darker when it grows back, because the hair you shaved off has probably been on your face for a long time, meaning it has seen the sun and gotten bleached out therefore making that peach fuzz blonde. So when the peach fuzz starts to grow back, it hasn’t been exposed to any sunlight so it will be darker than what you you are used to, but will not be black like most people think.
“It grows back thicker”
This is kind of like the first one, the hair on your face that you shaved off is a lot softer because again it has been on your face for a long time, it has seen sun, cold, skincare products, and a lot of other factors make it softer over time. When you shave and it starts to grow back, it isn’t growing back thicker, it is growing back and the hair is a lot shorter and not as soft, making it appear to you thicker. But it is not.
“You will have to shave all the time”
This is not true, at least for me. This could be situational though. I have actually found I shave less often now.
I hope this post inspires you to shave your face if you have unwanted facial hair, want a new way to exfoliate, or if that is something you have been thinking about for a while. Also I hope it inspires you to start talking about things that society deems as inappropriate or embarrassing.
If me telling you why shaving your face is so great isn’t enough for you, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor both shaved their faces, and they had amazing skin! :)
Do you shave your face? Would you ever consider it?
If you have any questions on face shaving please let me know! Share this posts with your friends and family if it helps you!
I have never shaved with an actual razor, but I have shaved with those little things that are out now that you do your eyebrows with. It makes a world of difference!
Yes that is exactly what I use and they really work! It is a lot less harsh than an actual razor!
i shave my mustache hair, and after reading this post, im considering doing the entire face. Thank you for sharing. My name is Brandy, and im new to the blogging community, its nice to meet all of you. I hope you have a blessed day! http://whimsicalwolfblog.com/
You should definitely try the whole face and just see what you think about it. I think it makes my skin look so healthy and glowy. I love it!
I have done this for longer than I can remember. i worked for Clinic about 30 years ago and one of the head beauty counselors told us at a meeting to shave our faces…I thought she was crazy. But I did it and have never stopped…it does make you r face look healthy and keeps those annoying chin hairs off…
It’s so great, right? I wish more people would get in on it, it makes my skin look amazing afterwards!
Thanks for sharing,I have been shaving my face for years,the only
Down side is when the hairs start growing back on my chin,do you have a suggestion for that? Enjoyed reading your post!!!!
Awesome! No honestly, I just make sure I run my little razor on my chin pretty much every day before I put my makeup on. That gets everything nice and clean! Thanks so much for reading Rose! :)
I’ve tried doing this and it does work wonders for the skin! Especially when applying makeup. :)
Yes absolutely, my makeup looks so good after I shave! :)
Not my face, but as a brunette, my upper lip, definitely! :P I’m a cosmetologist and I’ve waxed upper lips and…I’ll just choose painfree shaving, ha!
Yes shaving is so painfree, you are exactly right! :)
Awesome, informative post! I am not a fan of the peach fuzz on my face, so remove it regularly. And thanks for busting those myths — even my husband, when he say me doing it for the first time, was like “Won’t it grow back thicker?” haha!
Yea I’m not a fan of mine either and it’s just crazy how much better my makeup looks when I do shave, when I don’t it is sort of lack luster! Haha that’s funny about what your husband said. Pretty much everyone thinks that so I had to bust up the myth! :)
Wow! You should pat yourself on the back for being brave enough to share this! I never knew it made a difference for your skin! Thanks for sharing!
Aww thank you so much! Yea it can make a big difference in skin, it’s crazy! Thank you for stopping by! :)
Wow! Way to be so open about this! I love hearing about what other girls’ beauty routines look like! <3
Thank you so much!! Me too, it’s fun and interesting to see what other girls do!
This is an interesting post! …it’s not something I have considered doing but I’ll never day never! Thanks for sharing :)
Haha yea, never say never. And now you have the information in case you decide you do want to do this! Thanks for stopping by! :)
I have done this before too. As blondes I think we tend to have lots of peach fuzz! I need to try this again!
Yea you should definitely give it another try, I have really been enjoying it! :)