Yes, you read that correctly. I’m talking about taking a razor to your face. I’ve been intrigued by this subject ever since I read “Geisha: A life” by Mineko Iwasaki. In her autobiography, she describes female facial shaving as a very common practice in Japan. She even describes that she had her face shaven for the first time by her father at age one & has been shaving it once a month ever since. Japanese women are known for their eccentric approach to beauty. In my opinion, they are some of the most beautiful women in the world. So I did my research online and contrary to popular belief your hair does not grow in thicker. Shaving your face is a great way of exfoliating and it provides a clean slate for your make up. I don’t have a lot of hair on my face but I do have some areas of dry flaky skin. I also ended up consulting a popular beauty site and caused a little bit of an uproar. There were a lot of shocked women on there that were completely against the idea. They deemed shaving as overly masculine. It’s just silly, as women we shave a much larger surface area than men. We shave our legs, underarms, sometimes bikini area. So it’s ridiculous to say that shaving is solely an activity for males.
I ended picking up some Ardell brow razors and I applied baby oil to my face & went at it. Shaving in a downward motion. Instantly my skin did feel softer. In the shower, I ended up exfoliating with my previously mentioned organic honey sugar scrub. Then after my shower I applied the sugar scrub all over my face & let it set for 15mins. My skin feels phenomenal. I did my full face of make up and my foundation went on smoothly. My skin looks radiant :) I’m very happy with my results and will continue shaving my face once a month.