While many women won't admit it, shaving their face is a regular part of their hair removal routine. Most women have some peach fuzz on their face and, as we age, that hair can become longer and more plentiful. This guide will fill you in on everything you need to know to shave your face with ease.
1. Don't Use Your Leg Razor
While it doesn't seem like it would matter, don't use the same razor you use to shave your legs or other body parts for your face. You don't want to mix dead skin and bacteria from one area of your body to another. You also run the risk of getting unsightly nicks and cuts when using the same razor. And those nicks and cuts can lead to skin irritation, ingrown hairs and possible infection. Try Dorco Eve that has three blades, a vitamin-E moisturizing strip that will soften and protect the face. It will give you a close, smooth shave that will leave your face feeling buttery soft.
2. Ingrown Hairs May Be a Problem
Anytime you shave you run the risk of in-grown hairs. The friction caused from shaving may leave you with the unsightly hairs on your face. Properly prepping your skin before you shave can help prevent the hairs from forming. Shaving in the direction your hair grows is another way to cut down on ingrown hairs. Also, exfoliating regularly helps keep the unwanted hairs at bay as it removes the dead skin that is the foundation for them to form.
3. Lather Up and Shave
Outside of removing unwanted hairs, shaving is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin. Before you start shaving, thoroughly wet your face to soften up the hairs to make them easier to remove. If you really want to soften and prep your skin, place a hot towel on your face for a few minutes before you begin shaving.
Next, lather the gel shaving cream of your choice all over your face. You want to shave in the direction your hair is growing while limiting the number of passes you make. Shaving in the direction of the hair growth will help cut down on any ingrown hairs. After shaving in the right direction, complete one pass in the opposite direction to get the closest shave possible. Finally, rinse your face and moisturize to keep your skin feeling creamy and soft.
4. Try Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a professional procedure used to exfoliate the face. While not specifically meant to remove hair, hair removal is one of the side benefits of the procedure. Dermaplaning works by taking a straight edge razor or special scalpel, holding it at 45-degree angle to your face and using it to remove the top layer of dead skin cells.
It is not recommended you try dermaplaning at home. You likely won't be able to get the exact angle needed to properly exfoliate your face, and you may end up hurting yourself since you won't know how deep you need to go to remove the top layer of skin. Use dermaplaning as a nice addition to your regular shaving routine, but leave it to the professionals.