My Experience With Shaving My Face - The Green Creator Face Shaving (2023)

Let me start by saying that I’m not a beauty blogger, nor a dermatologist. I’m also not a proponent of the opinion that in order to be a ”real woman”, we shouldn’t have hair on our face (or body). If you decide to shave your face, do it for you. I hope my experience with shaving my face might be useful for you to decide whether you should also join the (what seems) secret cult of women who shave their face.

A few years ago I read an article about women shaving their face, also known as dermaplaning. I stopped reading halfway, I will never do this! I do not want to take the risk of hair coming back way darker or thicker. End of story. Fast forward a few years later, and you can find at least four little face razors in my bathroom.

Little did I know how amazing face shaving is! It is not only the best way to get rid of peach fuzz, to exfoliate the skin, but it’ll make your makeup look like a million bucks! It’s not something new though. A lot of celebrities shave their face or get it done at a salon. Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shaved their face too. However, Cleopatra was the forerunner. It’s also a tradition in Indian and Japanese culture. In Japan it is very common and called kao sori.

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We all have facial hair ok

Let’s be real, we women all have facial hair (even if you are super blond). The color might be different, but we all have hair on our face. Probably most noticeable on the upper lip and brows. But we also have peach fuzz on the cheeks that are clearly visible in sunlight or when we have been a bit too enthusiastic with our foundation. Besides plucking my brows every once in a while and removing upper lip hair, I would never think a face razor would come even close to my face. A lot of women might be (secretly) shaving their face, but not me! No thanks.

My routine for removing unwanted hair on the upper lip, was not something that took a lot of time, and also not something I had to do often. Nevertheless, I was fed up with it since it included some chemicals. I have peachy thin blond upper lip hair (I know TMI), that I would remove once or twice a month with a ”mild” cream. It’s a cream that chemically burns off the peach fuzz, also known as a hair removal cream.

It burns, smells unnatural and then there is always the risk of being 1 minute too late with removing the cream and risk a burn. I also used ”a scrubbing paper”. Although there are no chemicals used with that technique, the risk of scrubbing too long was easy, which means that I would be left with a heavily irritated upper lip. No matter the technique, these methods always made sure to leave a red and irritated skin for at least a few hours.

Heck yes! I was nervous to shave my face

I like to listen to podcasts and YouTube videos while I edit photos. At a given moment, a video by a big beauty blogger/influencer started, where she shared her favorites. A gorgeous woman with dark hair, and dark eyebrows. She was explaining why she swears by removing any upper lip hair with a little facial razor. That got my attention.

She also said she wasn’t comfortable with lasering her upper lip. Moreover, she explained that shaving her upper lip was actually improving her skin, since it works as a scrub too. That caught my attention again. The fact that she is shaving her face over a laser option because of the added benefits, made me very curious.

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A few days later I came across a facial razor in a drugstore (I honestly wasn’t looking for it!) and I decided to give it a try although being very nervous about it. Initially, I started shaving my face (upper lip) because of the fuzzy hairs, but then I noticed that it was a great exfoliant. I moved to other parts of the face too. My face felt so smooth and my makeup looked so much better. All of that for just a few bucks….

Why don’t women share they are shaving their face?

After reading some articles on this topic it seems that many celebrity beauty estheticians with an impressive list of celebrity clients also use this technique. Have you ever seen a movie in the cinema with a really good close-up of a woman’s face? It’s so smooth, right? The use of the right makeup, light and editing will only get you that far. Their face is really that smooth. It has to be smooth for closeups and for makeup to sit well. Their skin is exfoliated and needs to be completely free from peach fuzzy hair. So yes, most celebrities and top models shave their face, either themselves or at a salon.

I can’t describe how much this has changed my beauty routine in a non-invasive and non-toxic way. These little razors are my best friend and I want all women, who like a good exfoliating technique, to know that this works like no other exfoliating scrub I have ever tried before.

Nevertheless, I had huge doubts as to whether I should share this article. It is not feminine to share. Or is it that a lot of women are doing this, but just don’t feel the need to share it? Is it because people might question how hairy a woman must be to shave her face? Or because it’s generally accepted that a razor only touches the face of a man?

It’s not like how men shave

It sounds so radical when you say you shave your face. As if we are using the same technique and razor like men do. In the same way. With the same results. And that’s simply just not true. A facial razor for women is small, elegant, subtle and it doesn’t involve a shaving foam. It also doesn’t mean to harshly shave your face like men do.

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It’s actually dermaplaning

I’m not a dermatologist or beauty estheticians, but dermaplaning on Google is described as a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used for many years. How could I have missed this all these years of my adult life? Why do women not share this? Why is this a taboo?

I think the reason is because of the name we give it. We call it shaving, instead of dermaplaning. Face shaving is questionable, whereas dermaplaning is just an expensive treatment at a salon.

Dermaplaning is advocated for its efficacy in exfoliation (scraping away dead skin cells, pollution and small imperfections) rather than for hair removal. Whereas face shaving is only seen as a hair removal technique and it seems to stay a taboo because of that. Such a pity!

Is shaving good for a woman’s face?

Although I started out because I was fed up with the hair removal technique for my upper lip, I ended up loving it for a lot of other reasons.

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Shaving your face will get rid of peach fuzz, hair and dead skin. The result is a super smooth baby face. But there is more. Whatever you put on your face after that, stays much better on your face. A smooth skin will not only make any makeup for example look amazing, but you will also need to use less makeup and the makeup stays put all day. I’m using mineral makeup and it looks so great now.

Unless your skin is not reacting well to this technique, I don’t see any downsides as to why this might be bad for my skin.

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  • removes hair (duh)
  • it is cheap
  • painless
  • will leave the skin brighter, softer, and even-textured thanks to increased exfoliation and better product penetration
  • very easy to do yourself, although you could go to a salon for a dermaplaning treatment
  • a super quick method
  • it is soooooo satisfying (this might be a personal one)
  • chemical-free
  • the best way to get rid of dead skin, exfoliates the skin like nothing else
  • leaves the skin smooth
  • makeup looks so much better and stays put all day because you are applying makeup on the smoothest canvas possible. Foundation and powder will not look so powdery
  • you can’t get the same results with laser hair removal, since fine vellus hair aka peach fuzz, resists laser hair removal because it lacks pigment
  • on its own shaving is not anti-aging, but because the exfoliation makes all of your skincare products work better, allowing them to penetrate more deeply, you might start noticing an improvement

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Does hair grow back thicker and darker after dermaplaning?

The million dollar question is if hair will grow back thicker and darker. It’s a very legit question, since that is what I was worried about too. But why would hair that you cut on the skin influence the way it grows back? Exactly, it can’t. I have been using this technique for a while now and started shaving more parts of my face without any change in how the hair grows or looks. Like, zero changes.

Face shaving (or dermaplaning how aestheticians like to refer to it), will not cause hair to grow back faster, thicker, or darker. A razor cuts away facial hair from the surface of the skin, not the root. So it is not interfering with the hair growth. If hair would grow back thicker and darker, I can imagine a lot of people would shave off the hair on their head…

It is a myth that shaving the face will make the hair grow back coarser or darker. It will grow back at the same rate and texture as before you shaved. Shaving does not change the number of hair follicles in the skin or the rate of hair growth.

Dermaplaning targets the ‘peach fuzz’, technically known as vellus hair and is distinctly different from the dark, thick hair, which grows on our heads, underarms and legs. Another important point to make is that vellus hair doesn’t tend to grow back stubbly.

In fact, long term hair removal can end up reducing hair growth due to “repeated trauma.”

What is the best razor for shaving your face?

There are a lot of different advices on what type of razor to use. I know some women use a Gillette, but I have no experience with that. I only use eyebrow razors and Twinkle face razors ,and both are doing a great job. Although I have to say the Twinkle is my favorite, because of the shape, length and razor.

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How often should I shave my face?

The first few weeks I was so hooked I used it almost every day. The instant smooth face and dead skin literally seeing on the razor with just a simple short stroke on the skin, is such a great feeling.

It soon became a part of my routine. These days I will only use my face razor once a week on the upper lip and once a month on other parts and it takes me about 2 minutes. I feel my face is smooth much longer, the longer I do this. And it feels soooo good!! No burning, gone with any fuzzy hairs and a skin so smooth!

I start with my upper lip, the cheeks, the jaw line, a little bit above the eyebrows, and my favorite part…the nose. It helped so much with blackheads. I (still) avoid certain areas. Although some women go really all the way I for example avoid the eye area, upper cheeks, forehead and hair line.

I was so nervous the first few times, but there is no reason to be scared. I know it looks weird and it maybe even more weird to talk about it, but I honestly think this is such a great, cheap and effective way to improve the condition of my skin.

How to shave the face?

Although, it’s not difficult to shave the face, it is important to follow some basic tips in order to avoid skin irritation, razor burn and ingrown hairs.

Before I start I make sure my skin is clean and dry. So make sure your face is free from makeup, oils and creams.

It is not recommendable to shave your face if you have acne, cuts or rashes on your face, which can cause further irritation and infection.

I don’t use a shaving foam. It’s a totally different way of shaving than you might think. It’s not the way men shave their face. I use a straight razor for the face, that is small and easy to target specific areas in the face.

You can use the same razor for about 4-5 times, but I disinfect the razor each use with rubbing alcohol and can as such use the same razor for up to 10 times.

With gentle downwards short strikes I will treat each part of the face. After each and every strike you will see dead skin cells and any peach fuzz you might have on the razor. So it’s tempting to go over the same area again and again, which I sometimes do. But try to don’t go crazy over each area. A few times is enough.

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It’s also important to slightly pull the skin upwards so that the skin is taught. Make short, steady downwards strokes with the blade at a 45-degree angle (in order not to cut yourself). Be very light handed. You really don’t need to use a lot of pressure.

I read that with a dermaplaning treatment at a salon, they perform the treatment with upward strokes. I do downwards strokes on my face and a combination of upwards and downwards stroked on my upper lip. You can experiment which technique works better for you. Downwards strokes is what most women do and it ensures a safe way to do this at home without cutting yourself or creating ingrown hairs.

Afterwards I make sure to hydrate the skin, just like I would after any other exfoliation. My skin reacts very well to this method. I have zero skin irritation and see no reason to use an oil or cream to shave the face. I apply my favorite cream afterwards, Skinfood by Weleda followed by a sunscreen.

Can I shave my face with a leg razor?

It’s important to use a dedicated small razor for your face. I’ve tried a few brands that are all very inexpensive for a set of 3. The Tinkle razor is my favorite because of the position of the blade. But other face razors worked just as good. Tinkle has a steel razor cover, which is meant to protect delicate skin. It is a small angled razor so you can reach all the contours of the face.

I would not recommend to use the face razor for the rest of your body. You will notice when the razor becomes blunt. It will feel less comfortable and pull at little hairs and peach fuzz. It will also most likely cause razor bumps and irritation.

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A few final tips on how to do dermaplaning at home aka shave aka exfoliate at home

  • If you have any doubts how your skin will react or if you have a sensitive skin, try a patch test. You can shave a small area on the side of your face (sideburns) and see if it creates any ingrown hairs or irritations. After a few days of testing, you’ll know if you can continue and how your skin reacts.
  • Be careful how you place the razor when you are near your brows for the obvious reason of not wanting to shave parts of your brow.
  • If you have difficulties mastering the stroke technique, there are plenty of YouTube videos on the topic to help you out.
  • Especially, the first time it’s important to take your time. It took me about 15 minutes the first time and I’m down to 2 minutes.
  • You can try to shave with an oil if you are prone to skin irritation and itchiness. This will create a buffer between the skin and the razor and it will help with redness. Do NOT shave on wet skin though.
  • Do not go against the way the hair grows, unless you are sure your skin can handle it. It can cause irritation, redness and ingrown hairs later on. So go with the hair follicle and hold your razor at about a 45-degree angle to your face, razor pointing down.
  • Just like I mentioned earlier, you don’t need to shave your whole face. I don’t see the need to shave the hairline or the forehead. Start with just a few areas. I do recommend the nose though for those blackheads.
  • Don’t shave your face when you are burned, have an active breakout, a wound or any other skin irritations.

You don’t have to do it every week. You can do this before an event or when you would like your foundation to look absolutely perfect. Whatever your reason is, the immediate effect of shaving the face is that is simply looks better. I’m personally a fan of this method as it makes my skin more smooth and let the cream I apply daily work better.

But, if you have very minimal hair and you have a great way to exfoliate your skin, this is not something you need to do.

This is what worked for me and I love to share my personal non-toxic beauty experiences with you. If you are nervous to try this at home, look for a salon that offers dermaplaning treatments, which is the same with just a more fancy name than face shaving. If you got any questions, let me know in the comments or let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook.

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Is Razoring your face good? ›

Promotes Clearer Skin

In addition to removing hair, shaving also helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This makes it much harder for dead skin to buildup over time and cause breakouts. It's a great way to incorporate regular exfoliation into your beauty routine!

Do dermatologists recommend face shaving? ›

Julia Tzu, Director of Wall Street Dermatology, recommends it for women with a significant amount of facial hair, but warns that for women who don't, not only is shaving unnecessary, it may cause damage to the skin, too: "The shaving process can introduce small abrasions on the surface of the skin that can cause ...

Does hair grow thicker after Dermaplaning? ›

Let's set the record straight here with a simple NO. It's a myth that your facial hair will become either thicker or darker after dermaplaning. It just isn't possible for your hair to do this, as dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment. The hair will grow back, but it won't change colour or thickness.

Does Dermaplaning make your face hairy? ›

Does dermaplaning make hair grow back stubbly? You can file this one under 'urban skincare myths', because dermaplaning absolutely does not lead to stubby regrowth, thicker hair, or any other kind of undesirable follicular situation on your precious complexion. If it did, we wouldn't even be going there.

Do dermatologists recommend Dermaplaning? ›

Yes, dermatologists do often recommend dermaplaning. Check out what dermatologist, Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor at Yale shares about dermaplaning: “It's like a turbo-charged exfoliator. It's a great addition for anyone who already exfoliates regularly.”

What should I put on my face before Dermaplaning? ›

Apply a thin layer of a gel, face oil or lotion on your face. We recommend a sweet almond, apricot or jojoba oil to allow for blade to glide easier on the skin with less irritation. Some people prefer not to apply anything.

What happens if a woman shaves her face? ›

Shaving carries the risk of nicks and cuts that may bleed and sting. Shaving can also cause razor burn. Dryness and itching. If you have dry skin, shaving may dry it out further and feel uncomfortable.

Does shaving women's face make hair grow thicker? ›

No — shaving hair doesn't change its thickness, color or rate of growth. Shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip. The tip might feel coarse or "stubbly" for a time as it grows out. During this phase, the hair might be more noticeable and perhaps appear darker or thicker.

What is the healthiest way to shave your face? ›

Shave with the grain, using a clean and sharp razor

That is to say, shave in the direction that you can run your hand over it smoothly, instead of feeling the friction of resistance. If you shave forward, you reduce your chances of ingrown hairs and red bumps due to trapped hairs furled under the surface of the skin.

Does dermaplaning make your face stubbly? ›

It's common to feel a little stubble as your hair starts growing back in after dermaplaning. This doesn't mean that your hair is thicker or more coarse. It has to do with the way each hair was cut straight across. The hair feels different to you, but it's the exact same texture and color as it was before dermaplaning.

What are the cons of dermaplaning? ›

  • It is typically more expensive than some other hair-removal treatments.
  • The results might not be as long-lasting as other hair-removal methods, such as waxing, as the hair is not removed from the root.
  • Results will differ depending on a client's individual hair-growth cycle.
  • Not everyone is a candidate.

Does dermaplaning make you look younger? ›

Yes, this treatment will absolutely make you look younger, and not only because of the elimination of fine lines. As a byproduct of exfoliating dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, this treatment will expose new skin cells and encourage a more rapid skin cell turnover rate.

Why does my skin look worse after dermaplaning? ›

Because dermaplaning removes a layer of skin, it can leave your face more exposed. If your dermaplaning blade contains any bacteria or you have bacteria on your hands, you may be more likely to experience a breakout after your treatment.

What does your face look like after dermaplaning? ›

Brighter, Smoother Skin

Once dead skin cells are removed, you are left with a younger, healthier complexion. Dullness, brought about by sun damage and environmental factors, can make us look older than we are. Dermaplaning facial can erase those dull signs and give your skin a brighter glow.

How quickly does peach fuzz grow back after dermaplaning? ›

You can enjoy long-term results

The results from dermaplaning may not be permanent, since the hair will grow back in four to five weeks. However, this doesn't mean that your skin will revert to what it looked like before the procedure.

What is the best age for dermaplaning? ›

Answer- Dermaplaning is great for absolutely any age (who doesn't love smooth, glowing skin?)! At the DeRosa Center, we typically recommend dermaplaning to those who are at least 16 years old.

Which is better shaving or dermaplaning? ›

Overall, dermaplaning is much better. It is performed typically by a professional, so you are guaranteed that it is safer and more effective. It has the same effects and benefits as shaving but with much better exfoliation.

How long do dermaplaning results last? ›

Dermaplaning eliminates fine wrinkles.

The wrinkle is actually removed (yes, removed!) from the skin, creating the appearance of a smooth complexion. The results can last up to 6 months.

Do and don'ts after dermaplaning? ›

Post-treatment guidelines include:
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days.
  • Avoid extreme heat for 3 days.
  • Do not use scrubs or other exfoliators for 1 week.
  • Avoid chlorine for 1 week.
  • Apply serums and moisturizers.
  • Use sunscreen.

Do you wash your face again after dermaplaning? ›

You'll want to cleanse your face gently immediately after dermaplaning. A gentle cleanser will remove any debris or residue left behind on the skin's surface. Avoid using harsh or abrasive cleansers, which can irritate the skin.

Why you shouldn't shave your face as a woman? ›

Shaving might exfoliate their skin and supposedly keep it soft, but if you're already using a washcloth, face brush or exfoliator on top, that's serious scrubbing already. Shaving is not only inflammatory (causing sensitivity), but it also makes the skin look more papery and thin.

Does shaving age your face? ›

Shaving can not only result in razor burn, ingrown hairs and razor bumps, but it can lead to increased sensitization and inflammation that result in premature aging.

What are the benefits of shaving your face as a woman? ›

Benefits of face shaving for women
  • Smoother skin. Despite regular exfoliation, your skin still tends to retain some amount of dirt, dead skin cells and even makeup residue. ...
  • Gentle exfoliator. ...
  • Improves product penetration. ...
  • Smoother makeup application. ...
  • Painless and in expensive.
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Will shaving upper lip make it darker? ›

Some people may worry that shaving the upper lip can cause the hair to grow back darker, thicker, or faster. However, this a common misconception. According to a 2007 article published in the BMJ, multiple studies have demonstrated that shaving does not affect the thickness or growth rate of hair.

Does plucking chin hair make it grow more? ›

However, repeated ripping of the hair from its follicle via waxing or plucking (which is essentially the same thing, when you think about it) will make hair grow back thicker, darker and coarser… and frequently, more plentiful and faster to re-grow.

Does shaving a woman's face reduce wrinkles? ›

Closely shaving the entire face is said to exfoliate the skin and reduce wrinkles, according to former model Rachel Hunter, who highlights the technique in her TV beauty programme.

What happens if you shave your face everyday? ›

Every time you shave you're getting rid of that top layer of dry or dead skin cells, and while that can be great every few days, if you shave every day, it can cause your skin to feel a bit raw.

Is it better to shave face morning or night? ›

Shave at night.

Unless you need to be absolutely clean shaven first thing in the morning, shift your shaving routine to the evening. After a long night of sleep, blood and other fluids have accumulated in your head. That makes your facial skin puffy – an example of this is the formation of bags under the eyes.

Is it better to shave with a wet or dry face? ›

For the least chance of irritation and closeness, a wet shave is normally superior but dry shaving can save on time and lets you shave in either direction. If you regularly notice red and irritated patches after shaving, choosing the best shaver for sensitive skin is vital.

What should you not do after dermaplaning? ›

What to avoid after dermaplaning
  1. Avoid sun exposure and extreme heat.
  2. Do not use scrubs or other exfoliators.
  3. Avoid chlorine and swimming pools.
  4. Apply serums and moisturizers.
  5. Use sunscreen when going outside.
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Is it OK to Dermaplane your upper lip? ›

As an at-home option, you can shave your upper lip hair (a.k.a dermaplaning), which removes the hair and gently exfoliates the skin for a smooth-looking complexion.

Who should not get dermaplaning? ›

For one, you'll want to avoid dermaplaning if you're experiencing an active acne, rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema flare-up, since the treatment could cause further irritation and excessive skin peeling, says Dr. Rossi. There's also a chance that the blade could nick a pimple, adds Dr.

How often should you get a facial with dermaplaning? ›

While your medical esthetician will help you determine how often you should undergo treatment, you should at least wait three or four weeks in between sessions. Dermaplane is a deep exfoliation, removing two or three weeks' worth of dead skin. Give your skin time to resurface in between treatments.

How often should I Dermaplane my face? ›

How Often Should You Dermaplane? This is completely up to you. Some people do it once a week; some do it much less frequently. Professionals recommend dermaplaning either every 3-4 weeks or every 4-6 weeks, as doing it too often can cause skin dry-out and irritation.

What should I put on my face after dermaplaning? ›

After your dermaplaning treatment, you need to follow a simple skincare routine for 2 weeks. Instead of using any harsh cleaning products, use a very mild cleanser to clean your face. Also, you should apply moisturizers as well as skin serums, especially those with hyaluronic acid, after the treatment.

Can you damage your skin dermaplaning? ›

Dermaplaning treatments can be particularly damaging for specific skin types. It's particularly bad for those with active acne or cold sores. Inflammation is highly likely to occur as a result of the potential spreading of bacteria caused by the treatment. This can lead to pigmentation and even scarring.

Is dermaplaning suitable for mature skin? ›

Well, dermaplaning is actually very effective for all skin types, except those with very sensitive skin or active acne breakouts, as in these situations, the process could irritate your skin. Dermaplaning is a quick, non-surgical procedure that doesn't involve any downtime.

Can you Dermaplane your face too much? ›

Dermaplane: 1x every 1-3 weeks

Because it physically removes the outermost layer of skin, it is considered a more intensive form of exfoliation and overdoing it can cause irritation. We recommend dermaplaning at home every 1-3 weeks.

What should I put on my face after dermaplaning at home? ›

Step 3: Apply Toner

After dermaplaning at home, your skin will be sensitive. Applying a good quality toner will help calm your skin down and minimize the risk of further irritation. We recommend the EltaMD Skin Recovery Toner for the best results. This oil-free and pH-balanced toner will help restore your skin barrier.

Why is my face bumpy after dermaplaning? ›

Is It Normal To Breakout After Dermaplaning? Breakouts can be pretty common after the dermaplaning procedure is done. Sometimes, your skin simply reacts adversely to the process, becomes extra irritated, and leaves many tiny bumps along your skin.

Is dermaplaning just shaving? ›

Dermaplaning, which we could also just call, "shaving your face," because this treatment involves gently pulling a blade along your skin. But! Dermaplaning, unlike traditional shaving, uses a smaller blade to slough off dead skin cells in addition to removing wispy facial hair, so skin is more even in tone and texture.

Why is my hair growing back thicker after dermaplaning? ›

Let's set the record straight here with a simple NO. It's a myth that your facial hair will become either thicker or darker after dermaplaning. It just isn't possible for your hair to do this, as dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment. The hair will grow back, but it won't change colour or thickness.

Does removing peach fuzz make it worse? ›

Peach fuzz doesn't grow back thicker after you remove it. New vellus hairs may seem to be coming in thicker than they were before, but they're not. It just seems like the hairs are thicker after shaving or removing them because the top part of the new hair has to push through your skin's surface as they grow back.

How do I permanently get rid of peach fuzz on my face? ›

Electrolysis. If your peach fuzz is on the thicker side, this approach may work for you, and it's the only method of permanent hair removal for this type of hair currently available.

Is face scraping good? ›

It can irritate the skin

“There is a risk of cutting or nicking the face,” Bankson says. “If you scratch the face, it could cause a cut or scar.”

Is it good to shave your face everyday? ›

You probably don't need to shave every day. Razors don't just cut off your hair, they take a layer of skin cells with it every time you run the blade across your skin. Unless you're looking to achieve a completely hairless look, you can skip at least a day or two between shaving sessions to allow your skin to heal.

Is not shaving face good for your skin? ›

Taking a break from shaving gives your skin time to recover. When you grow the hair out, you avoid opening pores to infection. You also aren't dealing with the bacteria that thrives on razors.

Is it better to wax or shave your face? ›

Waxing can be better for sensitive skin. Shaving can cause ingrown hairs, reaction to the metal of the razor, and dry your skin. Waxing works like an exfoliator. Skin can feel and look much smoother as the dead skin cells are removed.

Is it OK for females to shave their face? ›

Facial shaving in women is more common than you might think. It's done to remove vellus and terminal hairs from the cheeks, chin, upper lip, and side burn areas. Facial shaving also provides mechanical exfoliation, which can help skin look brighter and cleaner.

Does shaving your face make you look younger? ›

Turns out shaving -- your face -- could help skin stay youthful, according to some beauty experts. Sometimes called "dermaplaning," the process of shaving a woman's face can take place in a professional dermatologist's office or can be a DIY job.

How many weeks should you shave your face? ›

You might need to shave your upper cheeks and neck area once every 10 days to two weeks to keep your beard looking neat and tidy. You should also use a beard trimmer to maintain the length and shape of your beard at least once every two weeks.

What happens when you stop shaving face? ›

Shaving exfoliates by removing the dead cells every time the razor glides across the surface of the skin. Nazarian says that if you stop shaving, you will accumulate a layer of skin at the top of the epidermis, making it a little tougher for products like moisturizers to penetrate and be effective.

Should you remove peach fuzz from face? ›

Peach fuzz (vellus hair) is a type of facial hair that's shorter, softer in texture, and lighter in color compared to other hairs on your body. While not typically visible to others, you may still elect to remove peach fuzz if you want a smoother face, along with better makeup application.

How many times do you have to wax before hair stops growing? ›

The person's skin type, hair texture, and their particular hair growth cycle will determine how many sessions are needed before the hairs are permanently removed. Hairs can stop showing up after 8 months of treatment in areas where it grows naturally finer, as well as with people with fine hair.

What happens if you shave instead of wax? ›

Although the results are fairly similar, there's one key difference: how long they last. On average, waxing lasts around 3 or 4 weeks because the hair is removed at the root. Hair grows back much faster with shaving, though — within 3 days to a week. This is because shaving only removes the top layer of the hair.


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