We’ve seen some of the more bizarre ways of looking youthful but this has to take the cake…instead of leaving your face as it is, fine hairs and all, there has been a new fad revealed: shave your face.
Yes, shave your face. But wait, isn’t that something that only men should do? Not at all, according to the women who swear by this unconventional way beauty regime.
Of course, women aren’t exempt from facial hair, but most choose other options for removing hair, as we fear stubble or thicker hair growth.
Apparently, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe loved shaving their faces, as do a lot more women than are willing to admit. According to an article by The Independent, some women are throwing out their creams and instead are simply shaving off their facial hairs.
Editor of The Beauty Bean, Alexis Wolfer told Byrdie that lady face shaving is “definitely a thing – one reason men are thought to get fewer wrinkles is that they’re constantly exfoliating their faces every time they shave, literally shaving away the outermost layers of skin and encouraging your skin to create new layers”.
Those ladies who shave their face say there has been improved smoothness and absorption. For those wanting to try shaving, but about worried about a difference in hair growth, skin expert Karen Varker told Fairfax that “There is no evidence to suggest that shaving encourages hair to grow back thicker and in fact some studies from the US indicate there is no difference in the hair growth due to shaving”, however there may be visible stubble.
If you really want to get rid of wrinkles and have minimal stubble, an exfoliating cleanser and moisturiser works just as well.