You may be asking why on earth you’d shave your face?! Why would you add something else to your already ridiculously long beauty regime?
Shaving your face does not only remove your hair so make up doesn’t cling to it, it can also act as an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells which can help brighten your complexion. It makes your makeup go on smoother, beauty products absorb better and pores appear smaller.
There are many rumours about getting rid of hair on your face and some people swear that by shaving/waxing/epilating your hair that it’ll grown back thicker, darker and more noticeable.
I completely disagree. I have been removing the hair on my face for quite a few years now and when it grows back it is just as noticeable as it was before the first time I removed it. However, I do have fine blonde hairs so it may not be as noticeable as other people’s.
Currently I don’t have a favourite facial hair removal method. Wax is my go to when I have the time and need to be hair free for longer. Shaving is my go to for a quick touch ups and epilating is only when I’m feeling super brave!
This time I’m dedicating the blog to shaving. While I have used the disposable shavers commonly used for legs before, I find them hard to contour to the shapes of my face and so it ends up in friction burns and cuts. So I usually use the eyebrow razors, I find mine in a local shop for 3 for €1 so they’re not expensive and you can usually find them in most beauty shops or you can definitely find them online. Something to be aware of is that they can also come in various different sizes, I find the bigger sizes better for removing my side burns but the smaller sizes better for removing the hair under and around my eyebrows.
To start I cover my face with some kind of cream or oil to ensure the razor isn’t pulling on my skin. Currently I use pure petroleum jelly I got in a big tub from a poundshop.
Angle the razor almost flat against your face and use downward strokes with the hair growth. Wipe any excess onto a piece of tissue.
I then use the razor in an opposite direction with the hair growth to make sure it is completely hairless. You may need to stretch the skin in hard to reach areas.
And that’s pretty much it! It shouldn’t leave your skin too red, I usually just use an unscented moisturiser or an anti-septic cream afterwards and the skin is back to normal in a few hours. I would recommend doing this at night before bed just to make sure any redness has gone.
I also find the electric shavers specifically designed for sensitive areas like your face and bikini line are good for removing the hair, I find I get just as much of a close shave as using wax. However like all shaving as hair is not being removed from the root of the follicle so it will grow back faster. If you’d like me to do a review on the one I use, let me know in the comments.
If you’ve tried this out, let me know in the comments!