First things first, it’s absolutely normal to HAVE facial hair and NOT shave it. Hair or no hair? You are a goddess nonetheless!
But for those contemplating shaving facial hair, here’s some Gyaan.
Remember when in Dear Zindagi Jug tells Kaira that in order to have good things in life, we don’t necessarily have to choose the toughest path?
Yes, to get your face temporarily rid of all the facial hair, you don’t have to put yourself through painful threading sessions or expensive laser treatments. An easy alternative exists, and that’s Face shaving. And here’s the truth about it:
As quick and painless face shaving is, it is as effective and harmless if done right.
Still not convinced?
Let us smash some of the biggest myths about face shaving right away!
Myth No. 1 - Shaving causes your facial hair to grow back thicker.
Fact - There’s no razor on earth that can change the thickness, growth rate or colour of your facial hair. It’s just that while growing back, the hair appears to be thicker because it’s basically the shaft that’s coming out. Once the hair grows fully, it slowly tapers towards its end only to assume its normal form.
Myth No. 2 - Shaving makes your skin rough.
Fact - No. In fact, it makes your skin smoother and your usual skin care regime ten times more effective. Because when you shave, you wipe out a lot of dead skin cells and end up exfoliating your skin in the process. This in turn helps your skin to absorb skin care products better and achieve a glowing & healthy look.
So yeah, shaving is not just an easy alternative, it is rather an indispensable part of your skin care routine.
But you need to make sure that you are doing it right. Using a sharp object like a razor on our face is definitely a tricky enterprise to undertake, considering how sensitive the skin on our face normally is. Well, no worries. Shaving’s a simple science which you need to decode. And we have done that for you. Read on!
3-Step Guide to Pro Face Shaving
For the sake of convenience, we have broken the whole shaving process into three stages -
Before you start shaving, you need to prep up your skin to ensure a smooth & easy shave. Here’s how you can do it -
Step 1: Exfoliate your skin one day before you shave, especially if you want to prevent ingrown hairs post shaving. Exfoliation removes build-up of dead skin and allows your cut hair to grow freely out of the skin’s surface.
Step 2: Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any oil or dirt your skin may have.
Step 3: It’s always better to coat your skin with a protective layer of hydration. So massage some aloe vera gel onto your face. This will help your razor glide smoothly. We recommend using our BSC Women’s After-shave soothing gel as a base for the razor.
So after all the prepping, comes the actual doing. And before we explain how to shave your face, let us first talk about razors.
How to Choose the Correct Razor for Facial Hair Removal?
There are razors in the market which are specifically meant for facial hair shaving for women. These basically go by the names “Facial Hair Shaving Razors” or “Eyebrow Razors”. You are supposed to pick a pack of these and make sure that they have straight edge single blades.
How to Shave Facial Hair?
Now that you have caught hold of the perfect razor, let’s dissect the correct shaving method.
Step 1: Check the blade of the razor and ensure that it’s sharp and fresh. Dull blades irritate the skin and cause you to put too much pressure while shaving.
Step 2: Hold the skin taut with one hand, and hold the razor at a 45-degree angle with the other. Now shave the skin with short, light and gentle strokes, and apply very little pressure.
Make sure that you shave in the direction of your hair growth and not opposite to it. When it comes to facial hair, you need to shave downwards.
Don’t shave near your eyes or over active acne, pimples or places or inflamed areas as it may hurt or damage your skin.
Step 3: Post-Shave Care
Shaving is all done, now comes the good part. It’s time to let your skin cool down!
Don’t forget to wash your face with water as soon as you are done with shaving. Then apply face moisturizer or cooling gel over the shaved areas to soothe and heal your skin.
Also, don’t forget to apply your sunscreen every time you step out as our skin becomes more sensitive to sun exposure after shaving.
Voila! That’s it. That’s how unproblematic and easy shaving your face is.
So you must be thinking of going on a razor haul, right? Now that you’re at it, why don’t you have a look at Bombay Shaving Company women's Biodegradable Face & Eyebrow Razors?
What sets our razors apart is that they allow you to be #SmoothAF and Sustainable at the same time. A pretty cool & woke combination, right? Perfect for shaving eyebrows, upper lip, chin & sideburns, these razors are made from 80% Wheat straw which is biodegradable and eco-friendly.
And there’s more:
- The Stainless Steel Blade in our razor feels wonderful against the skin. Also its sharpness lasts even after several shaving sessions.
- Our razors come with an Ergonomic Grip allowing you to wrap your fingers comfortably around the handle. This prevents slippage and also reduces pressure on hands.
- BSC Razor offers precision shave which means that it allows you to achieve precise lines in areas around eyebrows and sideburns ang get the perfect shape!
Ladies, the stars have aligned in your favour. Your woes have been heard and your dreams have been manifested. Painless facial hair removal is no longer a dream, it’s your reality now.
Now all you need to do is get a pack of face razors & embark on a #SmoothAF shaving experience.
Written by - Madhuwrita Nandi