I've Been Shaving My Face for Months and I Have Zero Regrets

Shaving my face has been a total game-changer in terms of how my skin responds to both skincare and makeup, which is what I wanted out of the practice when I decided to start shaving my face in the first place. I've been shaving my face for four months, and I have zero regrets. I got so many questions on Instagram when I talked about shaving my face for the first time on my stories—I knew I had to follow up with you guys to share what my experience has been like.

While everyone has a unique experience with anything in life, my experience with facial shaving seems to be pretty similar to every woman I've encountered, both influencers and personal friends, who also subscribe to this beauty practice. I encourage you to do your own research before jumping into shaving your face—read blog posts like this one, seek out YouTube videos on the topic, find some articles backed by estheticians, etc. Let's dive into the pros and the very short list of cons from my personal experience with shaving my face.

P / S: Keep an eye out on my Instagram for an IGTV face shaving demo soon.

The Pros

It's a quick process. Now that I know what I'm doing, feel comfortable doing it, and have a routine of sorts, shaving my face takes me no more than 10 minutes. When I first talked about jumping into facial shaving, a lot of people asked me if I was concerned about keeping up with it. My answer then and now are the same: I'm not worried about it because it's just another step in my skincare routine! I shave my face about once every two weeks, and it only takes 10 minutes at the most... So it's not really a big time commitment, in my opinion.

It doubles as a great exfoliation technique. When you shave the peach fuzz off your face, you're also removing the layer of dead skin cells that sit on the top layer of the skin. While shaving with a Tinkle razor is not technically dermaplaning, it has a similar effect. Basically getting rid of those dead skin cells with a Tinkle razor gives you a smoother and brighter looking complexion, just not to the extent in which a dermaplaning tool produces that effect.

You start to see more apparent results from your skincare products. When peach fuzz is removed, there's no longer any hair "blocking" your products from absorbing fully—they're now able to soak straight into the skin. I've noticed that my face looks plumper, more even in tone, and less dull now that I've been consistently shaving for a few months now.

You get a more flawless makeup application. The way that makeup just glides onto the face when there's no peach fuzz is just... * chef's kiss *. Not only does it make the application process quicker and easier because you don't have to spend as much time blending, but your makeup also looks so much more smooth and buttery and perfected.

Your skin is suddenly softer than a baby's booty. Seriously, my face feels like the softest thing after I shave, and that ultra-soft feeling lasts for about a week without any touch-ups. I love putting on my skincare products just so I can feel how smooth and soft my face feels!

The Cons

You do have to keep up with it if you want to continue reaping the benefits. Like I said above, it's a super minimal time commitment in the grand scheme of things, but you do have to shave every week or every other week, depending on your preference, if you want to keep having angel baby ducking feather soft skin all the time. I look at it this way: if you have no problem doing a face mask twice a week, then you shouldn't have any problem shaving your face once every week or two as well.

Tinkle razors are probably bad for environment. The razors feature a pretty pastel-colored handle that is unfortunately made of plastic. You could buy an actual steel dermaplaning tool, but they're quiiiiiite a bit more expensive than your $5 six-pack of Tinkle razors from Amazon. Although, if you stick with facial shaving long-term, you might as well just bite the bullet and spend $70 on a dermaplaner because you'll eventually spend $70, and probably more if you continue to shave for years, on disposable Tinkles.

Should I follow this up with a post debunking myths about face shaving? Let me know in the comments!

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