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Confessions Of A Woman Who Shaves Her Face Once A Month!

Confessions Of A Woman Who Shaves Her Face Once A Month!

Facial hair can be a touchy subject for a lot of people but at the end of the day it all boils down to personal choice. I, personally, like to part ways with any kind of body hair, especially facial hair. Yes, I shave my face once a month. I sit myself down in my balcony, hold up my mirror and start shaving. And there's nothing masculine about it and neither should it be emasculating to a guy. Watching the peach fuzz scrape right off your face is strangely very empowering. Cleopatra and Marilyn Monroe were on board the face shaving, and you should be too! Celebrities, beauty bloggers and thousands of girls just like you and me swear by it. We're going to tell you everything you need to know. Keep reading!


While there's nothing wrong with looking the other way and pretending like facial hair doesn't exist, a lot of people are very self-conscious about it. Whatever you choose to do with it, nobody's judging you. I personally choose to part ways with my peach fuzz for numerous reasons... skincare and make-up being the most important two. I invest in quality skincare products and I want them to be absorbed effectively into my skin. Facial hair stands in the way of that and of make-up application. If you have a lot of peach fuzz on the sides of your cheeks or on your upper lip, the make-up sits funny on your face. I'm not a fan of the chemicals found in facial bleach, and my facial hair is far too fine to be effectively removed through laser hair removal. So that left me with two choices - waxing or shaving. Waxing sounded like medieval torture on the face, it's bad enough that we subject our nether regions to that kind of pain. So I picked up a razor and shaved my face and I've never looked back since. 


What are the benefits of shaving your face?

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A fancy dermatologist or a spa would call the procedure dermaplaning. But let's just be real and call it what it is. Shaving your face! It exfoliates your face, takes off your facial hair and makes your skin smooth and soft. You won't be able to stop touching it! It gives your skin a gorgeous glow and helps your products absorb into your skin better.


Does it hurt? 


Nope, just do it correctly to make sure you don't cut yourself.


Does the hair grow back thicker?


NO! NO ladies it does not. If you have fine hair, the regrowth will be fine hair. If you have thick, black hair on your face... the regrowth will be thick and black. 


How often do you need to shave?


When your hair grows back. That could mean once every week or a month, depending on you. You pull the strings here, you don't have to wait for those salon appointments.  


How do you shave?


Wash your face with a mild cleanser like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (Rs 395) and pat it dry. Shave ONLY on a clean and dry face. Use face razors at a 45-degree angle against your skin and shave downwards. Don't shave in the opposite direction, it may cause irritation. More on this in the video below. 

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What's the aftercare post shaving?


Make sure you rinse your face with water and moisturise. If you have very sensitive skin, apply a soothing lotion like Lacto Calamine Oil Control Lotion With Kalin & Aloe Vera (Rs 169) twice a day and you'll be sorted. 


What kind of razors can you use to shave your face? 


This is more of a personal choice, there are special razors that are made for the purpose of shaving your face and eyebrow hair. These razors are blunt and therefore, there are lesser chances of cuts and burns. Since I've been doing this for a few years, I've mastered the technique and I'm not afraid I'll end up with a cut so I use whatever I have at hand really. Here are a few razors you can pick up if you're just starting to shave your face.


POPxo Recommends: 


The Vintage Cosmetic Company Brow Shaping Kit (Rs 1,150)


QVS Facial Razors Pack Of 2 (Rs 395) 


Disposable Razor (Rs 40)


Face and Eyebrow Razor (Rs 199)


Veet Sensitive Touch Expert Electric Trimmer for Women (Rs 1,699)


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Published on Apr 19, 2018
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