Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor had something in common: They both shaved their faces and had amazing skin because of it. One of the secrets that models have been hoarding for years is that they shave. The thought that shaving your face will cause the hairs to grow back thicker and darker is a conspiracy theory that the beauty industry has promoted in order to make us spend thousands of dollars trying to get rid of what a simple disposable razor can.
When you think about shaving your face, you imagine a man leaning over a sink holding a Gillette razor. It seems so unfeminine and horrible, but this tool is not like that. It’s like a small eyebrow comb with sharp blades that catches the hair, but doesn't cut your skin. You hold it at a slight angle and lightly comb your face: the hair comes right off. People might think hair looks thicker because it comes out at a different angle or blunt, rather than tapered to a natural point, but it won’t be changed on a cellular level. By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, the exfoliation can result in a tightening and plumping up of the skin through constant cellular rejuvenation. Dermatology and plastic surgery offices across the country offer a similar procedure of shaving the face that costs hundreds of dollars called dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning smooths the skin, removes impurities, improves skin texture, evens pigmentation, removes fine facial hair, and leaves the skin with a refreshed glow. It is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (or peach fuzz). This procedure is performed by gently moving a scalpel over surface layers of the face for maximum exfoliation. The procedure is also a great treatment for the reduction of acne scarring and small lines.
Makeup goes on smoother, gives you a glow, and because it's a razor, you're physically exfoliating your skin - great for antiaging! Why do you think men look so youthful as they age? They shave a majority of their lives! According to an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning or shaving. This isn’t true. It will grow back at the same rate and texture as before you shaved.
Yes! Women do their faces and we love it! No, you will not look like your boyfriend or husband if you shave your face. We do not recommend using a regular razor or a man's razor. Tinkle razors are designed for women's sensitive skin and thinner facial hair.