By Nwadiogo Quartey-Ngwube

Women Shave Their Faces Too

Hair removal on any part of your body is a personal choice not a standard. There are actually many places where body hair is considered beautiful and attractive. More important than what society thinks of you - is what you think of yourself. But if waxing and threading does not agree with your skin and you want a smooth look, shaving your face may work for you. Here’s how.

To Shave Or Not To Shave

There’s a common misconception floating about on the "interwebs" that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker. Because of this falsehood many women avoid shaving their faces. The “thicker growth” is actually the same amount of hair. When you shave the hair can seem thicker because the ends may be more blunt and therefore more noticeable. 

If you do decide to shave, shaving your facial hair has more benefits than just hair removal. It helps your skin products absorb better, makeup go on smoother and is a physical exfoliant, leaving you with smoother and more youthful skin!

How to Shave

So now you’re convinced and want to try shaving your face but you don’t know how. Dampen your skin and hold your skin taut before using the razor. There is no wrong razor to use on your face but a single razor made for cutting facial hair is likely to give you more control on how you shave your face.

If you’re not sure how your skin will react test a small area of your face first and monitor it over one or two days to be on the safe side. If your skin has broken out (like acne or eczema) wait for your skin to recover. You can make your skin condition worse by accidentally cutting through a breakout.

When you’re done moisturize and you’re good to go!