Would you shave your face? The reason I ask is I've talked to a lot of women who actually do. I never would have thought of shaving as an anti-aging step in my skin care routine. But..I guess it does have some pros. It would most definitely exfoliate. It would rid my face of this peach fuzz that cropped up overnight when I turned thirty. (gotta love aging) It wouldn't grow back darker or thicker as my bald derm informed me. He told me he would of been shaving his head everyday if that was true! It is a budget friendly alternative to dermaplaning. Skin turn over would be with in a shorter time. I know my hubs skin always looks fab right after he shaves. Just a thought. I might break out his Mach3. Thoughts?
Would you shave your face?
Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:41 PM
OK, I've talked about this subject more than one.
I had plastic surgery 10+ years ago, on my face. Since then, I now sprout a white goatee around my mouth. I use Retin A so I can't wax. So I tried shaving - and guess what: it works great!
I do not get darker hair - that is a huge myth. The hair continues to grow the colour it is - white.
Just a few words of advice:
Do a dry shave (no cream or soap). I used gel once and cut my lip.
Use a one or two blade disposable razor.
Dry shave only where the hairs are growing - takes about 30 seconds and I'm good for a month.
Hope that helps.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:00 PM
I know exactly what you mean!! I have very fine peach fuzz. Granted, I know most women do...but good lord I have a lot. I also have super sensitive skin-so shaving seems like the only alternative. Waxing and creams would ruin my skin. I did buy this bendy wire contraption from QVC a while back. You roll it over your skin and it pulls the hair out! First: OUCH! Second: I had the worst ingrown hairs on my chin for about 3 months. They were lovely. Thanks for your input. I know my makeup will go on smoother and more flawless. Hmmm, aging! My mom never told me about this one=)
Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:23 PM
Hair removal always seems so painful huh.
You could always try shaving a small patch of hair and see what you think.
I also think that the shaving does exfoliate the skin as well - I have more dry skin than hairs in the razor, by the time I'm finished.
Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:26 PM
I don't, i pluck (or wax) whatever hair i don't want. The rest of my peach fuzz is so thin it's invisible unless you magnify a picture. It may be a myth, but i also think it helps protecting my skin against the elements, especially my cheeks that get red so easily.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:59 AM
I think shaving eyebrows to shape is much more forgiving than plucking and waxing. They grow back. I had overplucked brow hairs in my years and I wish would grow back but they wont
Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:17 PM
I've never tried shaving my face before. But I use a that little razor thing someone posted previously to shape my brows. or pluck my brows. for upper lip hair I'd either pluck or use an epistick
Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:20 PM
I have been thinking about doing this for a while. Not sure when I'll be brave enough to give it a try but I know many women do this and love it.
I do use an epicare (that bendy thing) and it works great. Of course there is an ouch factor since you are pulling several hairs from the root the same time but I dont think its that bad. I'm prone to ingrown hairs so its really not the best option for me.
Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:48 PM
EPICARE!! I how I LOATHE you. That's what I was describing in my post about the bendy contraption. Gave me the worst ingrown hairs. For months. I'd rather settle for my chin peach fuzz. Well, I put fear aside and did it. I shaved with a mach3. It was over in under a minute. I took care of the long peach fuzz that seemed to only look worse after my application of my mineral makeup. Looks good. Feels smooth. Makeup looks stellar. I guess, I will assume I've always had peach fuzz...well, I know I did. But as I got older into my early 30's it just appeared one day and made itself at home. And brought guests. A lot of guests. The mach3 is so far the best. Quick and Easy. No need to go back over and over again. Which I assume gave me the ingrown hairs. I did try the eyebrow shapers. (Not on my eyebrows..I've never groomed,plucked, or tweaked my brows. I love my eyebrows) They worked to an extent but was not the clean shave I was looking for. So, I guess for all of you out there wondering?? Can I? I believe I can. I did...and I didn't melt.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:21 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by divadoll
I use these to shape my brow and also shave my girlstach on the corners of my mouth. These are meant for dry shaving. I don't shave my whole face.
I used to use these too. They work awesome and have never caused me irritation.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:13 PM
Last week I tried Nair for the face. Ended up with a goatee chemical burn. Fortunately the bright redness and pain went away in a few days, but the skin was very hard. After exfoliating a few times I was back to normal. Never again! Bring back my razor and tweezers!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:16 PM
You don't exfoliate your legs before you shave them right? And yet your legs are as smooth as silk after you shave them. Result: Shaving is exfoliating. That's why you have smooth legs and guys have smooth faces after we shave. And I know that we guys don't exfoliate our faces before we shave.
Also, adding a lubricant such as a shaving creme, gel, bar or oil, will not only keep your blades sharper longer, and make your skin feel smoother, it won't microscopically rip or tear your skin when you shave. This ripping/tearing happens when you dry shave, hence ingrowns might happen and your skin will feel dry and irritated. Also women's faces are 30% thinner than a guys face, so lubrication is more important to protect the skin while shaving, regardless of how small or large the area is. And remember to moisturize afterwards, I don't think women have a problem with this part, but guys need constant reminding to moisturize afterwards.
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