Women routinely get their eyebrows and upper-lip hair plucked or their sideburn bleached. However, the practice of shaving your face has taken hold on social media- Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. There’s absolutely no rule that says you have to shave your face, but can you do it? Hell YES!
According to Byrdie, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Brown University Tiffany Libby, MD, said that there are many benefits of shaving. Firstly, removing unwanted hair and peach fuzz. Secondly, lightly exfoliate to remove dead skin. Plus, it prepares your skin for product application, so efficacy is improved. Toss out your regular razor and try a Facial razor specially designed for removing vellus hair like Evior Face Razor.
So is it really okay to shave your face?
Absolutely, Yes. It’s not just safe, but a lot more could happen to your skin when you shave your face. Shaving is much more gentle than other forms of physical exfoliation. Such as scrubs, which can be harsh on the skin resulting in tiny micro-tears. Shaving your face improves your skincare game by allowing the active ingredients to penetrate your skin. TikTok-famous dermatologist Muneeb Shah, DO, says shaving your face is safe to try at home, as long as you practice safety measures such as avoiding the application of potent ingredients like retinol, AHAs, and BHAs after you shave. This will help prevent irritation. Wait at least 48 hours to apply them.
So, when should you shave?
You can shave as often as you desire meaning whenever you feel your face needs it. Shaving your face is a good option if you’re looking to get rid of the vellus hair (aka Vellus hair is very fine and translucent or the tiny, soft peach fuzz all over your face) that can get in the way of applying foundation and may make your skin look a little dull and cakey.
The Final Takeaway
You can safely adopt shaving your face into your skincare routine when needed. It’s simple, easy, and quick enough to do it anytime, anywhere.