Disclaimer: This article isn’t for everyone. This is me sharing my views on a topic I whole heartedly believe in. If you’re of a different mindset and you don’t agree with me, please stop reading.
Society expects numerous things from a woman. One of them is to allegedly be a hairless rat at all times and that also via waxing and/or threading. Interestingly, both of these hair removing methods tend to be aggressively painful. Some women experience major breakouts and rashes right after waxing, others burn their skin because of the wax is too hot or in some cases, skin gets pulled off with the hair. Not only this – but while threading, it is a common mistake to accidentally misuse the tension and force of the threads and cut the skin, which results in deep scarring.
Men have hair too and do you know how they get rid of it? They shave. Is anybody bashing them for shaving? No.
Women have hair too and do you know how they get rid of it? Countless hair removing procedures that injure their skin. What happens if a woman decides to shave? She gets excessive lectures on how her hair will grow back thick.
Since when does our gender dictate our right to pain? Why can’t women shave their face just like men? Do women not have facial hair? Are they not insecure about it?
I’m a woman and I shave my face.
Before you judge me for my decision, let me present my case. (Yes, I said case. It’s serious now). Also, Michelle Money is my inspiration for starting this trend. I can’t verify who initiated it for the world though.
I have great skin as of right now! Of course, I get the occasional once a month breakout, but apart from that, my skin’s doing pretty good! And no, my hair doesn’t grow back twice as thick as some old wives tales say so. There’s actually a ton of benefits that I’m reaping from this process. Let me educate you about a few of them.
- Shaving your face is an actual procedure done by esthetician’s that’s more formally known as “Dermplaning”.
- Dermaplaning involves removing the first layer of skin.
- This is the most effective yet less invasive method of exfoliation.
- It has instant results. Skin is left bright and smooth right after.
- It helps in providing a smooth canvas for makeup application.
- Because it acts as an exfoliant, you can brighten your complexion.
- If you have/had acne, this is especially good for you because it will fade away the scars
- Your dead skin cell turnover is increased.
- Professional Spa’s and Salon’s use this as an anti-aging treatment.
- It reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Incredibly obvious, but it removes peach fuzz/facial hair.
- Removal of peach fuzz makes your skin as soft as a baby’s bottom.
- It provides a deeper penetration into cleansing your skin.
Now that you know the benefits of shaving your face, I highly encourage you to try this at home, but please be sure to use eyebrow razors and not the ones that your dad, brother or husband uses. First, of, it’s highly unhygienic. Secondly, you’ll risk thick hair growth.
Women should be entitled to use any method of hair removal they want and not be judged for it. No offense to anyone who likes waxing and threading! Hair or no hair, we’re all warriors and equally pretty. Let us know in the comments if you shave your face or not!