My Experience with Shaving my Face

If you’re a woman and you browse the Internet from time to time, you’ve probably noticed a hot beauty trend sweeping the nation. Ladies are shaving their faces. Now, I guess this has been going on since shaving was invented, but considering I’m not a beauty blogger, don’t have noticeable facial hair, and suck at adopting trends, I’m late to the party. 

Despite that, I decided to give the trend a try and shaved my entire face.

First Impressions

From what I’ve heard, shaving your face can make makeup go on smoother and look more *flawless*. It can also serve as a great exfoliator, keeps skin smooth, and gives it a healthy glow. 

I did a little Youtube research about the actual face shaving process and used a Tinkle Eyebrow Razor to do the deed. You basically hold the special eyebrow razor at an angle and shave your face in a downward motion when it’s clean and dry. Seemed easy enough. 

At first, I was pretty entertained by the little fuzzes that came off my face, however, I wanted more. I’m a pale blonde lady so I don’t know what I was thinking, but I expected way more hair to come off. 

Upon completion, my skin felt like a shaved lamb or a condom that was stretched over my face. It was slippery and smooth and just plain weird. I was into it. 

The Next Day

The day after the big face shave, I was excited to put on makeup since literally every blog is like “OMG, your makeup will go on SO SMOOTH after you shave your face”. Well, meh. My makeup looked exactly the same. I’m no beauty guru and maybe I don’t put enough foundation on to notice a difference, but I was underwhelmed. What the hell is all this hype about? 

One Week Later 

After about a week, I felt the urge to shave my face again. While it didn’t do anything amazing for my makeup look, it did exfoliate the shit out of my face and removed all of the dead skin. I shaved again, and I started to understand the obsession. Basically, once you pop the fun don’t stop (don’t sue me Pringles). 

A Few Months Later

Considering I don’t really have any facial hair that needs to be removed, shaving my face won’t be a regular thing for me. I’ll probably take a razor to the face for small areas that need a little exfoliation or if I’m feeling like I want to be a naked mole rat for a little while, but it’s not my main jam. 

I’d also add that my skin never felt as smooth as I wanted it to feel. There was always a tiny bit of stubble (blegh) that no one could see, but I could feel. It’s also a process when the hair grows back. Again, nothing that can be seen, but it feels a little weird. 

My advice would be to give face shaving a try if you’re curious. In my experience, hair didn’t grow back darker or thicker, so there was no loss in giving it a try. If you’re a pale blonde lady like me, you might want to skip this altogether. However, if you have darker hair and see a few spots you want to weed-whack, give shaving your face a try! 

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    Reply kristin mccarthy May 11, 2017 at 9:52 am

    interesting read. Love the name of your blog and the font of the logo.

    Reply Lisa May 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

    This is very interesting! I have never done this before but am very tempted too! Im all about that smooth soft skin feeling haha! Thanks for sharing!


      Reply Kelsey Prince May 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      It’s definitely worth a try! Who knows… you could fall in love with it. Me, not so much!

    Reply JenellBStewart May 11, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Shaving your face! I’ve never heard of this trend and I won’t be following it. As I read this I kept waiting for you to say that you grew a beard and mustache LOL Growing up the older men in my family would tell the younger boys going through puberty to shave their face if they wanted to grow their facial hair faster.

    Reply Brenea May 11, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    ? condom stretched over your face, I’m dying!! You’re too funny!

      Reply Kelsey Prince May 11, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Literally what it feels like haha. Thanks, Brenea!

    Reply AshleyEPC May 12, 2017 at 10:45 am

    hahahaha face shaving is not just for men. It’s true that shaving some of the peach fuzz off the cheeks and chin line really do add a smoother feel, but I find that shaving too much actually darkens the hair that does grow and makes it more noticeable when it’s starting to poke back out.

    Reply Ashley May 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Interesting…now I kinda want to try just because I’m curious!

    Reply Sian May 16, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Bleugh! Good on you for trying it but there’s something terrifying about the idea of having stubble. I appreciate the honest feedback though 🙂 I’d heard about the whole trend and I toyed with the idea of trying it but I’ll give it a hard pass now 🙂

      Reply Kelsey Prince May 16, 2017 at 7:05 am

      I definitely wasn’t expecting the stubble! It’s pretty obvious that it would happen, but I found not many articles mentioned it. I’d say a hard pass is fair!

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