Would you shave your face?
I’m sure you’ve heard of dermaplaning (a method of exfoliation that uses a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion). People swear by dermaplaning because it eliminates peach fuzz that cakes up makeup and allows for greater penetration of skincare products. And men looking younger than women their same age has been attributed to the fact that they shave their faces (daily exfoliation!). But did you know that Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor supposedly shaved? I’ve been increasingly interested in the benefits and started researching recently.
My biggest concern was that the hair would come back in coarser and darker, but this is apparenly a myth. New York dermatologist Dr. Debbie Palmer said, “Shaving does not change the number of hair follicles in the skin or the rate of hair growth.” The reason behind this myth is the angle which hair is cut at makes the regrowth appear darker and coarser, but in fact is not. From what I could find there appear to be three main ways women shave their faces:
The RAZOR is used on dry skin at a 45 degree angle. Another option for dry shaving is an electric or battery operated shaver.
Dermaflash is a relatively new tool which mimics dermaplanning but can be done in your own home. It uses a subtle sonic vibration and proprietary edge to safely (and painlessly) exfoliate and sweep away peach fuzz.
I was sent this handy little thing in the mail! I’ve been using it to remove peach fuzz rom my face. It really works great! It’s $19! Very similar to the dermaflash above but a cheaper version.
Women who have tried face shaving vary in their reviews. Some love the effect. Others didn’t notice enough of a difference to keep doing it. One common complaint was that it made users’ skin more sensitive to certain products. It is also not recommended when acne or other skin afflictions are active.
This method would be used with shaving cream and done much the same way men shave their faces
Whichever tool you choose to do the job, it seems what comes before and after the shave makes the biggest difference. Washing first with a cream cleanser, then shaving, and using some toner as antiseptic immediately after have worked well for others. Also it’s a good idea to wait about an hour before applying any makeup or moisturizer unless specifically formulated for sensitive skin
What do you think guys? Is this something anyone has tried? I’m dying to know if people are into this! I was sent the FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS and really love it. I notice my face is smoother and products penetrate deeper leaving my skin more dewy. You know I love that!