3 Myths About Facial Shaving, Busted!

Eesha Kokane , 18 Jun 2019

Whether you’re scrolling through Instagram or Youtube, you might have come across videos of beauty influencers who shave their face. As strange and unconventional as it sounds, women have actually been shaving their faces—from Marilyn Monroe to Huda Kattan, many women have chosen a razor to deal with their unwanted facial hair. The latter claims that facial shaving has helped her exfoliate her skin and improve her makeup application. This hair removal method is definitely a hot topic to debate upon in the beauty community.

A few days ago, while catching up with the conversations on Malini’s Girl Tribe, I came across an interesting thread regarding the same topic. In this thread, some women spoke about their experiences and while others voiced their concerns. Many of them were eager to try out this method of hair removal but they had preconceived notions about shaving their face. A lot of research later, I can conclude that there’s information about shaving that’s completely untrue. Facial shaving is actually a safe and viable option to deal with peach fuzz. Like anything else that concerns your skin, before trying out anything new, you should definitely consult your dermatologist or esthetician. In the meantime, here are 3 myths about facial shaving, busted:

Myth #1: It Causes Hair To Grow Back Thicker

This is probably the most common misconception that women have about facial shaving. Each individual hair is thicker at the shaft and then gradually tapers towards the end. When the hair gets shaved, it gets cut down at the shaft and hence while growing back it just appears to be thicker. A razor cannot change the colour, thickness or growth rate of the hair.

Facial Shaving won't cause hair to grow back thicker

Myth #2: It Makes Your Skin Rough

As mentioned earlier, when the hair grows back post shaving it’s not tapered, hence giving it a rough feel. But in actuality, shaving exfoliates your skin by removing dead skin cells along with the hair, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Myth #3: It’s Not The Same As Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is so much more than just shaving your skin… For starters, it can only be performed by a licensed beautician and the blade they use is much sharper. Dermaplaning is a superficial process and it removes dead skin cells along with unwanted peach fuzz. It leaves you with a bright and clear complexion.

I hoped this helped you expand your views on facial shaving. Do you think you’ll ever try it? Let us know in the comments below.

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