Their reasons? Talk about a perfect recipe for an ultra-smooth face. But wait a second. While these buzzy or should we say fuzzy? Like how to remove unwanted facial hair with a razor—could it be just as easy as the guys make it look? Or would it make matters worse? So then, why have we been taught since puberty that this is the case?
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Shaving is the removal of hair, by using a razor or any other kind of bladed implement, to slice it down—to the level of the skin or otherwise. Shaving is most commonly practiced by men to remove their facial hair and by women to remove their leg and underarm hair. A man is called clean-shaven if he has had his beard entirely removed. Both men and women sometimes shave their chest hair , abdominal hair , leg hair , underarm hair , pubic hair , or any other body hair. It is often associated with religious practice, the armed forces and some competitive sports such as swimming , running , and extreme sports.
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I was once in a job interview with a Korean-American beauty director who asked me what I thought the next new "big" thing in beauty was going to be. I hopefully said it more eloquently than that, but you get the picture. It's not new. At all. Needless to say, I didn't get the job. Upon further investigation, I learned that in Asian culture, women had in fact, been shaving their faces pretty much forever I mean, obviously this woman wasn't lying to me. The trend hit the United States pretty hard a few years ago, both as a method of hair removal and skin exfoliation, and it's slowly becoming less taboo as more and more women test it out. Beauty blogger Huda Kattan recently released a video touting the benefits of doing a once-over with a razor as part of her skin care routine, and listed its many benefits beyond peach-fuzz fighting, including scar rejuvenation, anti-aging precautions, and smoother makeup application. As if those weren't reasons enough to try it out for myself, Kattan claims Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe were fans of face shaving, and if it was good enough for the two most glamorous women in history, it was definitely good enough for me. A lot of the Real Housewives ladies and Bachelor contestants do it too , but that's not nearly as important to my personal narrative.
Many women have long touted facial shaving, an at-home, less intense version of dermaplaning. It is the practice of using a razor to shave the peach fuzz and hair off of your face in pursuit of hair removal and smoother, exfoliated skin. There is no shortage of online resources singing the praises of face shaving.