I Shave My Face


I shave my faceYep. I said it. I am a woman and I shave my face!

Now, it’s not the lather up with shaving cream you may be picturing, but I do regularly remove hair on my face with a special razor. And, NO, it will not make your hair grow back thicker.

I don’t remember exactly when I first started, but I remember plucking a couple hairs from my chin and thinking there has to be a quicker way! But besides removing those pesky chin hairs, there are a lot of other benefits too!

Why I Shave My Face

  1. It allows me to get rid of stray hairs, upper lip hair, and sideburns. I know some people can be self-conscious about facial hair, and I love how quickly this helps. You can even carry a razor in your purse because it usually comes with a cover to put over the blade.
  2. It allows for quick brow touch-ups. Maybe you can’t get in to get your brows waxed or you just have a stray hair that’s bothering you. These are made for that.
  3. It removes the peach fuzz from your whole face for a more smooth makeup application. I am always amazed at how much better my face feels after I remove that light peach fuzz and my makeup goes on like a dream!
  4. It removes dead skin from your face in a form of manual exfoliation. If you know much about your skin, it’s always shedding layers, but this can help get some of that dead skin off more quickly. Dead skin and oil are what clog pores and cause breakouts. Also exfoliating the dead layer of skin allows your skincare products to better reach your skin! You don’t want to plop moisturizer on your old skin cells, you want it to reach healthy, new skin cells!

How I Do It

So, how do I go about it? I use a Tinkle Razor. It’s a stainless steel safety razor that is made for removing facial hair. I use it after I wash my face, but have not yet applied any facial moisturizer or other skincare. I hold the skin tight and use a gentle scraping motion. I gently scrape downward in the direction my hair grows to avoid irritation. I think in all the years of doing this I have cut myself once. Obviously you have to be careful, but it’s hard to go wrong. After I am done, I apply my skincare treatments and seal it all in with my moisturizer.

If you have never shaved your face before, I would start small. Maybe do a small patch test on your jawline to see how your skin handles it before you go to town on your whole face. Some people may experience irritation, so you need to start slowly and see how it works for you.

So I want to know! Have you tried it? Do you have any other tips for face shaving? If you haven’t tried it before, and you do, let me know how it went!

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Becky grew up in Iowa and moved to Waukee in 2009 after she and her husband, Russ, settled into teaching jobs in the Metro. She and Russ have been married since June 2006 and have three boys, Henry (2010), Wesley (2013), and Calvin (2015). She teaches in Waukee and loves the small town feel that one of the fastest growing zip codes in the U.S. has to offer. For fun, Becky enjoys spending time with her boys, blogging at ByBMG, keeping up with fashion and make-up, making crafts that can be accomplished in a nap time, and “vacations” to Target.


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