Sunday, May 15, 2016

SHAVING YOUR FACE - MY THOUGHTS

So today a bit of a controversial topic: shaving your face. Lately lots of videos have come up in which beauty guru's tell about their face-shaving experience and that other women also should do it. Some people are really possitive, other peoplehate it. Today I decided to share my experience with you. So if you're curious, then keep on reading!

Credits: Huda Beauty


I have to start off by saying that I don't have a lot of facial hair. I only have some light blonde peachfuz/baby hairs on my cheek and jaw area. Most people probably have never noticed it and it actually did not really bother me either. But around a year ago I started noticing that my makeup didn't look that flawless around that specific area because the foundation and powders clinged to my peachfuz. So when I found out that women actually can shave their faces I just wanted to try it out to see the difference.

When I first heard about "shaving your face" was about a year ago, from Carli bybel. She was talking about a "smooth away", which basicly is some kind of sandpaper that you rub (quite harshly) over your skin in circling motions and that would remove my baby hairs. It worked, but it definitely didnt remove all the hairs and it left my skin very red and irritated and I even felt like it was causing breakouts, so I stopped using it.

Since the Smooth Away didn't work out for me I decided to not shave my face, since it was not really a big deal for me. Until I recently saw a video in which Huda Kattan used a flat blade razor to shave her face. At first I was a bit sceptical, especially because I didnt not want to get a beard, but after doing some research I decided to give it a shot. I ordered some flat blade razors and tried it out myself.

The result was amazing! I had never seen my skin looking that healthy and shiny (the hairs made my skin appear a bit dull). It also felt extremely soft. An extra benefit to shaving your face is that is also removes the top layer of dead skin on your face. So it kind of functions as exfoiliation as well, which is really nice, especially if you have dry skin like myself. Honestly I really didn't expect that it would make that much of a difference. Ofcourse, a lot of people probably wouldn't have notices, but for myself it was a huge difference.

Does your hair grow back thicker and darker when you shave your face?
No, not at all. That's a myth. I used to believe this too but after doing some research, and from my own experience, I know that it doesn't.
Hairs naturally have a tapered shape, so the ends of the hairs are very thin. When you start shaving you remove this thinner end, and therefore your hair might feel and look thicker because it is cut off straight, but the amount of hair follicols stays the same, just like the thickness of the hairs.

How to shave your face?
It is really easy. I bought some flat blade razors (from the brand twinkle) on ebay for less than $1. You take of the cap, pull your skin up so it is a flat thight surface, place the razor on your skin in a angle of 45° (with the blades facing downwards) and start shaving by making short soft strokes. You don't have to use shaving cream and also don't have to wet your face before doing it. For a more detailed explanation on how to shave I recommend you to watch this video from Carli Bybel in which she explains everything in detail.

I hope this article was a bit helpful, or at least interesting, for some of you! If you have any questions you can always leave a comment or try to contact me.

Did you ever try to shave your face? And what is your experience with it?


Love,

Françoise

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