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Should women shave their face? If you’re curious about face shaving for women but don’t know where to start, read on! We’ll explain why women may want to shave their facial hair along with the pros and cons of doing so.
Women may choose to remove both kinds of female facial hair. But learning how to use face razors the right way can help to avoid skin irritation, razor burn and ingrown hair which may occur when you’re shaving peach fuzz, eyebrows, upper lip hair or any other facial hair.
Shaving facial hair is entirely your choice. What matters most is how you shave. For instance, you shouldn’t shave if you have an acne breakout, cuts or rashes 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. Using the right tools and technique is key to ensuring your facial skin stays protected.
All women have facial hair, in fact, there’s two types of hair that grow on women’s faces: vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, which is usually fine and translucent; and terminal hair, slightly thicker and darker hair sometimes found on the upper lip and sideburn area.
Female face shaving is a great option to remove unwanted facial hair quickly, economically and with ease. But before you start removing hair, let’s go through the pros and cons of shaving your face as a woman.
Using the right tools and equipment is key to female face shaving. In fact, using a shaving tool designed for facial hair can optimise your results, especially when shaving smaller areas like eyebrows and the upper lip.
Facial hair removers for women are crafted for precision and control around small spaces, resulting in less chances of error, skin irritation, razor burn and bumps. Some razors for women’s facial hair can even keep your skin smooth for up to four weeks.
Here’s a handy list of all the tools and products you need for shaving facial hair for women:
Pick a razor designed for sensitive skin, or ideally, a razor or trimmer for facial hair. Our Venus Face Trimmer removes even the finest of hairs allowing you to shave peach fuzz and other vellus-type hairs comfortably and with ease.
Use a gentle face exfoliator before shaving to prep your skin and help prevent ingrown hairs.
Pick a shaving gel that’s designed for sensitive skin. Our Venus Satin Care Sensitive Shave Gel contains aloe vera which helps soothe your skin after female face shaving.
Once you’re done shaving peach fuzz or other facial areas, it’s important to moisturise your skin. Shaving removes skin oils so re-hydrating post-shave helps prevent dry itchy skin.
Here are our woman shaving face tips to help you shave comfortably and safely reducing the chances of getting skin irritation, razor burn or bumps.
Wash your face to remove any dirt or makeup before you shave to prevent skin irritation and infection if you get scratched by your razor blade.
Exfoliation prevents ingrown hairs by removing dead skin cells that can block cut hairs from breaking through the surface of your skin. Use a gentle scrub or exfoliating glove to remove any loose hairs and dead skin from around the area of your face you plan to shave.
Soak your face with warm water or hold a warm, damp washcloth to your skin for about three minutes before you shave. Hydrating your skin helps soften the hair follicles and allows female face shaving to be carried out more easily.
Shaving gel preserves moisture and helps the razor for female face shaving glide easier across your skin. Applying shaving gel also shows where you have shaved already so you can avoid re-shaving over an area and irritating your skin. Learn how to find the right shaving gel for you.
Our top women face shaving tip is to lightly press down on your razor blade at a 45-degree angle. Shave slowly in short, steady strokes in the direction of the hair growth to prevent skin irritation.
After you shave, apply a moisturising lotion or oil, preferably alcohol-free, and wait before using any makeup or facial creams.