If you follow me on Instagram, remember when I hinted that I did something new but wasn’t going to share it yet? Well here it is! I shaved my face! I have watched plenty of YouTube videos from some of our favorite beauty gurus sharing their face shaving routines and why it’s a regular treatment in their beauty routines. At first, I was like what?? But I see why everyone is doing it.
I’m going to preface this by saying I’m a pretty hairy person. The hair on my body from my the hair on my head to the hair on my legs grows extremely fast. I can shave my legs and two or three days later, I have to shave again. I’m pretty sure it’s something genetic but I can’t control it. No, I do not have a medical condition where my hair grows excessively, it just is what it is.
As I started to get older, I noticed I started to grow little chin hairs. Whiskers as my mom would call it. It was so annoying because every time I would do my makeup, the products would cling to my skin and the little hairs would poke out.
You guys may have seen YouTube videos about women shaving their faces. I first heard about it from Huda Beauty. Also, I have been seeing that derma-planning is trending all over social media. Derma-planning is similar to shaving your face but they use a scalpel to remove the hairs on your face for an intense exfoliation treatment.
On my day off from work, I made the random decision to go ahead and shave my face. After having a self care day of getting my nails and eyebrows done, I said why not? I’m pretty sure I watched 5 YouTube videos to prepare for the process. I was nervous and had a ton of questions going through my head.
Okay, that’s enough rambling. I’m sure you’re wanting to know how to do it!
To prepare for shaving, I made sure to do it on clean skin. I washed my face and waited until it was completely dry. Then I went a head and lathered a face oil. All of the videos I watched, using face oil was in the instructions. But different strokes for different folks. After, I grabbed my razor and started at the from the high point of my cheek and did small downward strokes. Then I went over to my forehead and was very careful around my eyebrows.
LET’S GET INTO SOME DO’S AND DONT’S
- Be gentle. A ton of pressure isn’t needed
- Wash your face beforehand
- Use a clean razor
- Please do not use a leg razor.
- Avoid pimples
- Go into your normal skincare routine after. Incorporate hydrating products & make sure you apply SPF if you’re going out after shaving your face.
I wanted to include an update in this post since it has officially been a week since I have shaved my face. I told a few of my close friends and co workers that I did it and they had a ton of questions. Am I worried about my hair growing back thicker and quicker. Well to be honest — as I said before, my hair naturally grows quickly so I can’t speak on that for anyone else. As far as the thickness, once you start shaving your face, this is something you do have to keep up.
After shaving my face, I have noticed that my skin looks brighter, and my makeup products apply more smoothly. This is something I definitely plan to keep up with in the future!
Will you experiment with your beauty routine and shave your face? Let’s chat below!