Thinking of shaving your face? Here’s your guide

Face shaving sure sounds scary to those who’ve never done it. But once you do it, there is no going back. It helps to exfoliate your skin and make it appear brighter and smoother too. One of our favourite reasons to shave is it helps in absorbing skincare products more effectively. Regardless of what’s stopping you, here’s a quick guide on how to shave your face and a quick myth-busting session with us!

 1.How to shave your face?

Steady your hand, and learn the steps to get off that peach fuzz. It is easy to do and needs nothing more than water, a face shaving razor, and aloe vera gel.

Step 1: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and rinse it with lukewarm water. The next thing you’d do is dry your face with a towel but don’t do that this time. We’re going to hit the blade when your skin is still damp.

Step 2: Use aloe vera gel to soothe your skin and create a gliding surface for the blade to run on. Usually, you’d scoop out with two fingers to put gel all over your face but this time you want to keep a thicker layer of gel on the face.

Step 3: Run the razor over your skin gently. The trick is to hold it at the correct angle. It’s not rocket science. You must ensure that the razor is not at a 45% angle on your skin. It should be slanted towards the direction that you want to shave. This reminds us that you should stick to downward motion since that is the direction of hair growth too.

Step 4: Wash off your face with water and pat dry it.

Step 5: Spray a soothing toner and follow it with aloe vera gel to heal any minor cuts.

 2.Will your hair grow thicker if you shave your face?

We just had to take matters into our hands to spell out ‘NO’. When you shave your hair. The razor cuts off the grown hair. But when that hair grows, the blunt end that was cut will pop out. This doesn’t mean that shaving led to the thickening of the hair. If that was the case then doctors would’ve been shaving every next patient’s scalp for thicker hair. As the hair grows, the bluntness of the ends reduces depending on if your body can provide nutrition to the ends of the hair.  If your facial hair has been thickening then there could be other factors like hormones or medications but never shaving. In such cases, it is best to visit a dermatologist to know the underlying reason for thicker facial hair.

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