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.
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!