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All About Shaving Your Facial Hair!


Shaving your face is the biggest skincare trend nowadays. It not only helps remove small hair from the face, but also scrapes off dead skin, revealing soft and smooth skin without pain. However, many women are still afraid of shaving their face.


Many women absolutely love how their skin feels after shaving their face. The glow, the shine, the ease in makeup application, skincare products work better and many more.


But, other than that, the reason  many women prefer shaving using other methods of hair removal, it has a lot to do with why those methods have too many negative effects 


  •  Waxing can result in burns, or can rip off skin. It also involves a lot of rubbing and tugging, which can lead to skin-sagging in the long run. Not only that, it is a messy process involving too many things, from the wax to the heating. If that wasn’t enough, it’s quite painful, too!
  • Threading is another painful way to remove hair, for which one usually has to go to a salon. The sheer speed with which hair grows back after threading makes this the opposite of cost-effective. Therefore, threading is not an option for most, especially not on their whole face!
  • Using an epilator is also painful, and the worst part is, it rips hair out one by one, often not catching the shorter hairs. Since the face has a lot of nerve endings and is really sensitive, this painful technique is not for everyone.
  • Bleaching, a way to hide hair instead of removing it, involves too many harsh chemicals which can burn skin, and is a strict no-no. Plus, in 2022, face-bleaching is as regressive as it gets, even if it is for facial hair and not skin-lightening.
  • Laser hair removal is the final hair-removal technique, for most women it’s simply unaffordable, and because it requires expensive maintenance and repeat sessions.


How face-shaving affects hair-growth

The first question about face-shaving is “How soon will the hair come back?” The second question is “Does hair grow back thicker?” The answer to the first one varies entirely from person to person. In most cases, some of the hair on the upper lips comes back in three days. It doesn’t return as a full-fledged green moustache for weeks, usually. For some context, the result is similar to when you get a threading done, as far as hair regrowth is concerned.

As for the thickness, you don’t have to worry about that unless you already have really thick, wiry, hair. If you have thick hair, it will grow back the way it is already. For those with peach fuzz (which is thin and soft facial hair), hair does not grow back thicker than it normally is at all. You should use a blade which is angled in a way that it cuts hair across the shaft diagonally, instead of shaving it horizontally and revealing a blunt, thick end. So, when you shave with an eyebrow razor which is angled, the hair that grows back is thin at the tip. So, you don’t feel roughness like you would if you used a regular razor.



What to use for the Best Shave?

Single-blade eyebrow and upper lip razors, often called “women’s razors” are what you should use. Brands like Tinkle and Miniso make inexpensive ones which last a long time. What you should look for are the ones which are non-serrated. These help shave off hair in one smooth stroke, and don’t require you to go in over a part of skin again and again, risking skin-damage.

Always clean the Razor after each stroke, and shave at a 40 degree angle to your skin.

Avoid repeating on the same area, as that can result in over exfoliation and cause a razor burn.

Prep the skin by wetting it and then applying a Hair Conditioner on your skin as a thin layer for 3 mins.



After Care

Don’t use anything with fragrance or active ingredients which could irritate skin, after shaving.

Following the correct post-shave skincare regime is crucial in order to prevent inflammation. The most important thing to remember is, avoid skincare products with fragrance. Your skin is raw and red after you shave, so don't aggravate it with perfumed products. The second thing to remember is that exfoliants should be strictly avoided, be it chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs, or physical scrubs. Intense active ingredients like Vitamin C and retinol should also be avoided right after you shave. Just use a basic, fragrance-free moisturiser, and go to bed. Make sure you use a lot of sunscreen the next day, because you haven't just shaved off hair-- you've also scraped off a lot of dead skin and natural oils, leaving your fresh, raw skin vulnerable to external damage. You can go back to using active ingredients the next day, and exfoliants two days later. 


Happy Shaving!



How to Make a Skin Care Routine.

Apply your skin care products in the following order for best results:

  • Cleanse
  • Tone: Essence, Facial Mist or Toner
  • Exfoliate
  • Mask
  • Treat: Serum, Concentrate or Facial Oil
  • Eye Care
  • Moisturise
  • Protect/SPF
  • Body Care
  1. Cleanse

Twice per day, morning and night.

A thorough cleanse clears your skin of oil and debris that can lead to clogged pores and dullness. It also prepares your complexion for further treatment, making it easier for your skin to absorb the beneficial ingredients in the rest of your routine. Whether you choose an oil, balm, gel or cream cleanser will depend on your skin type and the concerns you hope to address.

  1. Tone: Essence, Facial Mist or Toner

Twice per day, morning and night.

Toning completes the cleansing process by conditioning your skin and adding beneficial vitamins and minerals to your complexion. Unlike alcohol-based toners of the past, today’s toners, essences and facial mists support the effectiveness of your cleanser by adding replenishing ingredients that support your skin’s health. Cleansing and toning work together like shampoo and conditioner: Both steps help keep the skin as healthy as possible.

  1. Exfoliate

Once or twice per week.

Exfoliating is essential to encourage healthy skin cell turnover, eliminate buildup and relieve pore congestion. Exfoliants comprise gentle chemical, enzymatic and physical varieties for home care, as well as more potent peels and treatments which must be administered by a professional. We recommend consulting with your esthetician to determine the best approach for your skin type and concerns.

  1. Mask

Once or twice per week.

An additional treatment to indulge in is a face mask. Face masks contain high amounts of concentrated vitamins and nutrient-rich ingredients which absorb efficiently into the skin, making it appear healthy and resilient. In addition to their hydrating and firming benefits, masks can be used to control more persistent skin concerns like acne, large pores and dark spots.

  1. Treat: Serum, Concentrate or Facial Oil

Twice per day, morning and night.

Your daily routine should include a serum, concentrate or facial oil. These potent formulas contain concentrated amounts of active ingredients to target concerns and neutralise the effects of environmental stressors. The serum, concentrate or oil you choose will depend on the particular concerns and conditions you hope to prevent or correct.

  1. Eye Care

Twice per day, morning and night.

Some areas require a lighter touch. The skin around your eye area is seven times thinner than the rest of your face and needs to be treated with special care. Regular eye cream application not only maintains the health, thickness and elasticity of this delicate area, it also reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.

  1. Moisturize

Twice per day, morning and night.

Used daily, moisturizers keep skin soft, supple and protected. Moisturizing not only targets and treats specific issues in the top layers of the skin, it also provides necessary support for the skin’s natural lipid barrier. A strong and healthy barrier enables the skin to better retain moisture and repel external irritants. Remember, even oily skin needs moisture and hydration!

  1. Protect/SPF

Daily, or as required.

The final and most crucial step in every skin care routine is sun protection. Daily and consistent sunscreen use helps protect skin against the damaging rays that contribute to skin irritation, premature ageing and the formation of certain skin cancers. Year-round, apply a broad spectrum sunscreen or SPF moisturizer to shield your skin from exposure.

  1. Body Care

Daily, or as required.

Skin care doesn’t end at your decollete. The rest of your body can also display areas of discomfort depending on your skin type and skin concerns. Extend your skin care routine by applying nutrient-rich body products that keep your skin looking strong and youthful from head-to-toe.