Alright ladies. It’s time to get on board with face shaving.
Whaattt??? I know, I know.
I’m not talking, razor to face, like the ones you use to shave your legs and elsewhere. I’m also not talking about the razors your guy uses on his face. But I’m talking about these pretty pastel tinkle razors that are sold as brow shapers.
Women get their upper lip waxed and threaded, but no one ever thinks of shaving.
I first saw this on youtube a few years ago and I was intrigued. I also remember Caroline from The Real Housewives (New Jersey edition) mentioning it once before too. It seemed a little out there at first, but I’m loving it.
The term I’ve been hearing salons use for this technique is dermaplaning, which sounds like it’s pretty much the same thing.
“Dermaplaning is just a very simple physical or mechanical method of exfoliation, which helps to remove dead skin cells and give your face a brighter complexion,” Dr. Hale told me. “And since it removes some vellus hairs [the baby-fine hairs on your face], it can make the skin feel smoother.” (via)
Now, I am pretty fortunate to have blond hairs on my face, so I don’t really notice the hair too much. But it’s still there and that sneaky sun of ours likes to put it on blast on those bright summer days.
After shaving, your makeup goes on smoother and the sunlight won’t be catching any peach fuzz. And the fact that it is removing your dead skin cells is great for your face to look better and brighter, AND to absorb your quality face products even more. It kind of reminds me of the PMD >>> I will have a post about this amazing tool and all of it’s benefits soon!
How to do it…
I first heard about this from a Michelle Money youtube video. That girl has some great beauty tips. And she’s a total babe. Here’s her little video tutorial to show you the technique. She cracks me up…
To sum it up:
◊ Put the tool at a 45 degree angle
◊ Pull your skin taut and do short strokes in the direction of hair growth
◊ AND I would wash my face before and after
She does this weekly, but I usually try to get to it quarterly. It’s weird, but I find it kind of fun.
BIG SIDENOTE: I would be very, extremely, ridiculously careful if you do use these razors for your brows. I actually would not recommend that at all! It sounds funny since that’s what these tools say they are made for, but it is too easy to slip up. So definitely don’t use them near your brows if you’ve had a glass of wine or 2. I almost had a very serious misstep that would have resulted in a half brow…And that would not be cute.
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So give it a shot and let me know how it goes. I get my tinkle razors on Amazon. Have you tried using facial razors?