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Things That Women Need To Know Before Shaving Her Face

           Men aren’t the only ones who shave their faces. Many women do, too. It’s important to know how to shave facial hair properly to prevent skin irritation, razor burn and ingrown hairs.
Shaving facial hair is completely your choice. What matters most is how you shave. You shouldn’t shave if you have any active acne, rashes, or cuts on your face, which can cause further irritation and infection. Keep in mind the skin on your face is sensitive, which means the chance of causing irritation when shaving is higher. Here are steps for how to shave your face and eyebrows to protect your skin from irritation, razor burn and bumps.

Things you need to know before shaving your face
 It’s a myth that it will grow back darker and coarser. 
Shaving has absolutely no effect on the rate of regrowth, the color, or the thickness of the hair. Although it may feel a little stubbly, the hair is not actually thicker at all. So then, why have we been taught since puberty that this is the case?
What you are feeling is the blunt shaved edge of the hair instead of a thin pointed end that’s the natural shape of a hair strand. Other than chemical processes, like when you get your hair colored or a perm, nothing can change the specific hair texture you’re born with (other than sneaky hormones).

Try a men’s razor.
They’re developed specifically for the face. A man’s razor is designed to tackle tougher hair, they’re extremely sharp, and more durable. Which means you’ll decrease your chances of causing irritation and ingrown hairs. Just make sure to shave in the same direction as hair growth, and limit the number of passes. Go slowly and carefully and don’t use a dull razor.

Never use the same razor you use on your legs.
Keeping things specifically bacteria and dead skin separate is a good way to avoid irritation and potential infection. If you use the same razor you use on your body, you put yourself at risk of nicks and cuts, which can cause inflammation and irritation and can lead to scarring and ingrown hairs, she warns.

Shaving at home is not the same as dermaplaning. 
Dermaplaning, which a lot of women are talking about right now, is an in-office procedure that’s more about exfoliation than shaving. It’s not something you should ever try at home. Dermaplaning uses a specialized scalpel, held at a 45-degree angle to the face, to mechanically remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells.

You’ll be more prone to ingrowns. 
Yes, shaving your face can have skin-smoothing benefits. But the friction and micro-damage it imparts on the skin can cause pesky ingrown hairs. Shaving in the same direction in which the hair grows helps prevent irritation. She recommends washing gently with a washcloth, or regularly using your Clarisonic to keep ingrowns at bay. Don’t use in-grown products meant for the bikini line for your face.

You’ll be more prone to ingrowns.
Shaving your face can have skin-smoothing benefits. But the friction and micro-damage it imparts on the skin can cause pesky ingrown hairs. Shaving in the same direction in which the hair grows helps prevent irritation,it’s recommends washing gently with a washcloth, or regularly using your Clarisonic to keep ingrowns at bay. Don’t use in-grown products meant for the bikini line for your face.

If you’re looking for a simpler way to remove patches of facial hair without suffering through painful weekly upper lip waxes, with skin-smoothing benefits as a positive side effect, shaving your face might be worth a try. If the more intense skin-rejuvenating benefits of dermaplaning sounds more like your goal, see a plastic surgeon or derm who performs dermaplaning to see if the procedure is right for you.

How To Shave Facial Hair on Woman

Apply a warm compress to the face by dampening a towel with warm or hot water and pressing it on skin for at least 2 minutes. This will open the pores and soften the hair for a cleaner shave and a reduced risk of ingrown hairs.

Dispense a quarter-size amount of a good-quality shave gel into hands. Rub together and then apply to the face. It’s important to choose a moisturizing shave gel over soap. As you shave, you remove the top layer of skin as well; the shave gel acts as a barrier to prevent razor burn. Choose a more feminine scent so the shaving experience doesn’t seem so inherently masculine.

Use a new, sharp razor, and begin using a downward stroke in quick, short movements to remove the hair. While you may be tempted to stroke upward for a closer shave, shaving in the same direction as the hair growth to decrease the risk of ingrown hairs, something to be especially careful about when shaving the face.

Rinse away the shaving cream when finished shaving. If there’s any irritation, apply a 1 percent hydrocortisone solution.

Shave frequently. Once you’ve shaved, the new growth will appear as blunt-edged stubble and may be highly noticeable. Add shaving to your skin care regimen daily if necessary.

Use another method of facial hair shaving if you cannot shave often; waxing and plucking both remove the hair from the bottom of the shaft, resulting in slower, finer growth.

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