Face shaving has almost always been considered as a technique that men follow, but you will be surprised to know that men aren’t the only ones who shave their faces. Women do it too, in fact, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were fans of it! But with all the myth surrounding shaving, most women prefer other methods like waxing or threading.
Shaving facial hair is entirely your choice, but if you are considering it, you should learn how to do it the right way. Facial skin is delicate, hence, using the right products and method are important to prevent irritation, razor burn and bumps.
Here’s a detailed guide to ensure your first shaving experience goes smooth.
- Step 01: Wash face with a gentle cleanser
- Step 02: Use soap instead of shaving cream
- Step 03: Use a separate razor
- Step 04: Shave in the direction of hair growth
- Step 05: End with a hydrating moisturiser
- Will your facial hair grow back thicker?
Step 01: Wash face with a gentle cleanser
It is important to thoroughly cleanse your skin before shaving to prevent the risk of infection and irritation. Wash your face with the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash to remove dirt, oil and makeup; the soap-free formula contains no harsh chemicals, therefore, it won’t dry out your skin.
Step 02: Use soap instead of shaving cream
Now, most people will recommend using a shaving cream at this step, but truly, all you need is a gentle soap. Shaving creams lather up a lot making it difficult to spot the hair on your face since women have much lighter growth as compared to men. Infused with glycerine, the Pears Pure & Gentle Soap is an excellent choice to opt for.
Step 03: Use a separate razor
Avoid using the same razor you use on the rest of your body while shaving facial hair. This way you will not only prevent infection but will also make sure your razor blades stay sharp longer. Shaving with blunt blades is risky as it can result in nicks, razor bumps and burns.
Step 04: Shave in the direction of hair growth
Unlike waxing — wherein you pull the strip against the direction of hair growth — shaving is quite the opposite. Hold the blade at a 45-degree angle and lightly press in the direction of the hair growth to get a smooth shave.
Step 05: End with a hydrating moisturiser
After shaving, apply a gentle and hydrating moisturiser on your face and allow the skin to absorb it completely before using any other products. Alcohol-free formulas with nourishing ingredients such as the Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser would be perfect.
Will your facial hair grow back thicker?
This is the most common myth associated with shaving, but it’s not true. While shaving, the hair gets cut from the surface and not the root. When it grows back, it has a blunt head that appears to be thicker but in reality, it isn’t.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Apr 22, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.