Should Women Start Shaving Their Face?

According to leading beauty experts, yes they should! I’m sure you, like me when I first saw the article, are wondering why. Apparently there are some benefits, so I had to do some research on this and have all of the details for you!

A few years ago, this practice came to light when a New York Times article featuring Kate Sommerville, a celebrity facialist, revealed the secret that women also shave their faces. The concept is relatively new in the U.S., but women in Japan have been doing it for a really long time. In the article, Sommerville says, “I hate to say this, but personally I get hairs above my upper lip, and have forever. Initially I did it because of the hair, but then I noticed that it was a great exfoliant and that my makeup went on a lot better.”

Now, before you go stocking up on Bic razors, here are some things that are gong to happen when, and if, you decide to start shaving. Most importantly, your hair will not grow back thicker. Dermatologist Dr. David E. Banks told Buzzfeed, “Neither waxing nor shaving causes hair to grow in faster or thicker. We have a certain number of hair follicles in the skin and, if you don’t destroy them with lasers, they will continue to grow in at the same rate and with the same thickness.” That’s a bonus.

While your hair won’t grow back thicker, you will start to feel a stubble. In addition, you may end up with razor burn and ingrown hairs. Plus you will have to shave regularly.

Now that we’ve gotten the bad stuff out of the way, let’s look at a few good things that will come from a regular shave. There are two key benefits that may convince you to pull out the razor and shaving cream. Your skin will be exfoliated and you’re making will go on better.

I’m not sure that’s enough for me, but maybe it is for you! What do you think of this trend? Let mek now in the comments.

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