Could shaving your face become as unisex as owning a razor? That’s what a popular beauty blogger advocates recently (and a New York Times trend piece once posed, spotlighting women who openly admit to doing this stereotypically male grooming habit).
“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,” she said, claiming famous faces like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor did the same and that modern celebrities don’t admit to the practice.
There are, however, some notable names who talk openly about their face-shaving habit. Michelle Money of “Bachelor” fame uploaded a popular YouTube video showing her technique.
If your fear is thicker and darker hair growing in, dermatologist Elizabeth K. Hale is quoted as saying that is definitely false. Just look at Japanese women who consider female shaving, known as kao sori in Japan, common…
FFC Comment: I tried it and liked it. Although I’m pretty much hairless already, I still do have that peach fuzz which becomes highlighted when I apply make up. I used to wonder why men age better in the face than women. I thought about the exfoliate part of their everyday routine throughout their lives. Maybe I’m late to the game, but I believe I’ll see some good results.