There’s a small little blurb of an article that claims Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shave(d) their faces to make their skin look better and to exfoliate.
Deep dark secret time.
What I’m about to admit goes to show how much I love you guys.
I do this.
Now, I’ve got peach fuzz. It’s blond, but there’s quite a bit of it. When I was younger, it wasn’t really a big issue for me. But when I hit my late twenties, it started to really, really bug me. It seemed like my foundation wasn’t adhering to my face as well, and one day, feeling like a female Sasquatch, I put one of my husband’s disposable razors to my face and shaved from my cheekbones down to my neck.
I was immediately ashamed.
And then I looked in the mirror, saw how smooth and lovely my skin looked without the hair, and I was hooked. I vowed to keep doing it for as long as my hand was capable of holding a razor.
To me, it is not much different than dermaplaning, which is something fancy spas charge you a lot of money to do what is essentially the same thing.
I don’t use any gel or cream or soap because I have sensitive skin. I usually shave my face right after a shower, using warm water, and take it nice and slow. The razors I use also have no “moisturizing” strips on them, I’m always afraid they will irritate my skin. I have yet to cut myself. I don’t feel that my hair grows back thicker, darker, or coarser (which is known to be a myth anyway, although that doesn’t seem to stop people from saying it).
I constantly get complimented on my skin, even though up until very recently, I’ve never used any kind of moisturizer or night cream on a regular basis.