I am writing this post for 3 reasons.
- I have no shame.
- People ask me about this topic all the time.
- I sincerely want to help out a fellow hairy girl out there.
I’ve been shaving my face for probably 5 years now. For me, this is the best method of hair removal I’ve found as my skin has reacted really poorly to both waxing and threading.
Why shave your face?
I shave my face because I have dark hair, therefore it’s visible.
I also shave it because products like highlighters, meant to reflect light, often aren’t effective on my skin as the hair creates a texture that the light reflecting pigments don’t play well with.
I shave it because if I notice a dark shadowy mustache waltzing into the party univinited, I can take care of it instantly, without and appointment, from the comfort of my own home.
Oh, and just a disclaimer: If you say “I mustache you a question,” you will be blocked/unfriended/broken up with/cancelled. It’s the wazzuppp of our generation.
Some credit shaving with providing a form of manual exfoliation and making for better, smoother makeup application. I will say, due to the reduced texture of peach fuzz, my makeup does lay better. My skin reflect light better and looks brighter.
I wanted to share exactly how I shave my face, in hopes of helping someone else, so I made a real up close and personal video. I’ll show you in this post some of the tools I use, though it’s really just one! The eyebrow razor!
See exhibit A.
You can either order these online or find them with the nail accessories at your local drugstore/Target. I don’t think the brand matters much really but I like the Ardell ones. You’ll almost aways find these in a 3 pack and you’ll often see them at places like TJMaxx, Marshalls and the like.
Ok, are you so ready to shave your face? I knew it. It’s so exciting.
How to shave your face
- Begin with a clean face. Do not apply any skincare. Dry face is best.
- Hold your razor at a 45 degree angle.
- Pull skin taut (as much as I hate that word).
- Use small, downward strokes with not pressure.
- Once complete, apply your toner or face spray.
- Do not apply any skincare products or makeup for several hours.
Make sure to watch this defuzzing in action in the video above. I didn’t shave my face on camera for nothing.
I truly do hope that this has been helpful. It’s not always easy being a hairy girl, but you know what the best part is?
Fabulous, full eyebrows.
A head of thick hair.