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I Tried Face Razors For A Month And Here Are My Honest Thoughts

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Are you on the fence about face razors? Well, so was I! Read ahead to know my experience and honest opinion about face razors.
I Tried Face Razors For A Month And Here Are My Honest Thoughts

I have been dissuaded from shaving all my life. Well, that’s a gross understatement to be honest because I have been instilled with just the right amount of fear that made me steer clear of razors during my adolescent life. From my girlfriends to the chatty ‘parlour wali didis’ , they all concurred, voicing similar concerns around the matter — shaving leads to hair growing back thicker and faster. So, a monthly waxing session at my local salon has been my go-to for body hair removal and since my face is super sensitive and prone to breaking out into bouts of acne at the slightest signs of stress, I turned to threading to get rid of the peach fuzz on my face. And let me tell you that threading (pun intended) down this path isn’t as easy as it may seem. Now that you know where I am coming from, it is easy to comprehend my instinctive dismissal of face razors.

However, with an array of reels doing the rounds on my Instagram feed (the beauty of social media) talking about the myriad of benefits that come with face shaving, especially for those with acne scars — I was compelled to re-think my bias against it. What were the reasons for my preconceived notions? And is there a way to avail a more effortless, convenient way to do away with facial hair in the comfort of my home? Imbibing the ‘never say never’ sentiment, I gave face razors a shot for a month and ahead are my biggest takeaways from the experience.

My Experience With Face Razors

I want to preface this section by saying that getting rid of your facial hair or peach fuzz is a choice and if you feel comfortable and confident embracing it–you do you, boo. Having said that, below are the favourable developments that I took note of when it came to my skin ever since I started shaving my face.

A Clean Start To My Day

Shaving eliminates the excess buildup and dead cells that tend to accumulate on the epidermis. A week into shaving my face, I woke to smoother and radiant-looking skin.

A Smooth Criminal

The smooth finish that a close shave delivers makes your skin optimal for makeup application. I noticed that the products that I used on my skin seemed to seep in better. Blending my foundation also just became a whole lot easier.

A Pore-fect Experience

Contrary to popular belief, a face razor is very effective for a close shave. Case in point: I noticed that my pores appeared to look smaller, permitting skin products to sit comfortably. It goes without saying that using face razors for that month saved me a salon trip, and was affordable and pain-free.

Dos And Don’ts

While venturing into the realm of face shaving I did thorough research to ensure I read enough online to reap maximum benefits. If you are someone who plans to take a stride forward, here are some dos and don’ts that you could keep in mind (because it personally worked for me).

  1. First Base: Before starting my face shaving ritual I made sure to cleanse my face and dry it gently with a towel.
  2. Go With The Flow: A tip that was given to me early on was to always glide the razor along the length of the hair as opposed to against it.
  3. Forty-fiving Finish: I always made sure to hold the razor at a 45-degree angle to get the best results
  4. Moisturise-Moisturise-Moisturise: After cleaning my face I slather on a layer of moisturiser for a rich boost of hydration.
  5. When The Time Feels Right: There’s no such thing as the perfect time to shave, you can incorporate this process into your am or pm skincare routine.

Best Face Razors For Women

Although the technique is essential to get the perfect shave, so is getting the right razor that accommodates all your needs. Choosing a face razor for women can be a long process, especially if you are a novice. To address the issue at hand, here’s a special curation of the top face razors in beauty that will bless you with gorgeous and supple skin in the comfort of your home.

Bombae Reusable & Painless Face & Eyebrow Razor

Bombae Reusable & Painless Face & Eyebrow Razor For Instant Glowing Skin & Hair Removal-Pack Of 3
Bombae Reusable & Painless Face & Eyebrow Razor
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Bid goodbye to peach fuzz on your face with the precision of this razor. If you are someone like me who struggles to keep a steady light hand while gliding the razor across, the anti-slip grip of this offering aids in achieving a supple, close-shave finish while circumventing any bumps. An ultra-sensitive razor, it’s perfect for removing hair from the sideburns, eyebrows, and upper lip.

Carmesi Facial Razor for Women

Carmesi Facial Razor for Women
Carmesi Facial Razor for Women
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Using a face razor can be intimidating but with the flair of a razor like Carmesi, it is a breeze. Equipped with an anti-slip grip that avoids any mishaps, a stainless steel blade for the perfect finish and a curved blade, you can attain precision on the toughest spots. If you are looking to shave your face on the reg, this offering should be your go-to. It will gently yet adeptly extract any build-up from the epidermis, granting you healthy, glowing skin.

Sanfe Eyebrow Touch Up Hair Removing Face Razor

Sanfe Eyebrow Touch Up Hair Removing Face Razor Women Reusable Instant & Painless
Sanfe Eyebrow Touch Up Hair Removing Face Razor
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Although I love to flaunt my bushy, natural brows – plucking a few strays here and there is time-consuming and to be honest, a tad painful. This face razor from Sanfe is perfect for a quick eyebrow touch-up at home, an editor-favourite back at the Nykaa office. Its sleek design and protective cap make it ideal for your travel vanity too. Glide the razor along the growth of your hair for an instant polished look.

Kai Can Bubble Face Razor For Women - 3Pcs

Kai Can Bubble Face Razor For Women - 3Pcs
Kai Can Bubble Face Razor For Women - 3Pcs
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The stainless steel blade, coated with chromium makes these face razors from Kai, rust-resistant and durable. It is equipped with a reusable, protective blade cover that makes it exemplary for your travel kit. You can use it to do away with the hair on your chin, cheeks and your eyebrows. Apply a face cream or oil, and glide the razor lightly towards the hair for best results.

Flawless Finishing Touch Brows Blush Rechargeable

Flawless Finishing Touch Brows Blush Rechargeable
Flawless Finishing Touch Brows Blush Rechargeable
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Worried if your razor is too blunt to remove the fine hair around your brows? Get your hands on this thin-design high-tech precision micro blade for a flawless finish. It comes with a built-in LED light and a mirror that you can conveniently and painlessly remove unwanted hair. Encased in an 18-karat, the razor is hypoallergenic which makes it ideal for everyday use.

Nykaa Face Razors For Quick, Clean & Irritation Free Hair

Nykaa Face Razors For Quick, Clean & Irritation Free Hair
Nykaa Face Razors For Quick, Clean & Irritation Free Hair
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Pain-free route to getting rid of facial hair, this miracle product from Nykaa’s in-house line is perfect for fine hair extraction from the eyebrows, and side-burns and removing the build-up of flaky skin. If you have bumps and blemishes across your face, I would recommend using this hair razor for women regularly to obtain a smooth texture over time.

FAQs

  1. Can I use a razor on acne or sensitive skin?
  2. Yes, you can use a razor if you have acne or sensitive skin. Ensure you use enough shaving cream or gel to soften your hair follicles and move the razor in the direction of your hair growth to avoid damage or irritation.

  3. How to shave your face?
  4. Ensure your razor is clean and the blades are sharp. Moisten your face with a cream, oil, or gel. Hold the razor at a 45-degree angle and run the razor with slow, steady, and short strokes. Unlike body hair, facial hair grows in different directions so run your razor in a direction that feels comfortable to you.

  5. Does hair grow faster with a razor?
  6. No, hair growth is not affected by the product you use to remove body hair. Unlike waxing, threading, or epilating which pulls your hair from its roots, shaving only removes hair that is on the surface of your skin. This causes your hair to regrow from the surface itself and instead the roots, leading to an illusion of faster hair growth.

  7. Are face razors safe?
  8. Yes, face razors are absolutely safe when used right. It’s quicker than the traditional methods of waxing, threading, and epilating that pull your skin in the process of removing hair. Not only are these methods painful but they can also harm sensitive skin and cause your face to break out.

  9. How often should I shave my face?
  10. There’s no fixed number of times you can shave, depending on your hair growth pattern and occasion you can shave your face when you start seeing tiny hair follicles.

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