women shave their face

Women shaving their face?

I’m a woman and I LOVE shaving my face!

In this article I’ll share with you the skin care benefits of shaving your face!

The reason I’m writing this article is to first, kill the stigma of women shaving their face. Second, inform women of the amazing skin benefits of face shaving! Heck, I’m even showing you step by step!

“Why should I shave my face?”

Not only will you be removing that peach fuzz, but most importantly, removing dead skin cells! I’ll be covering that and how I shave my face, and the women of Hollywood who have shaved their face too!

women shave their face
Here I am shaving my face

This is an interesting article you won’t want to miss! Ladies, once you read this article, you’ll want to shave your face too!


Women shaving their face? Don’t be embarrassed! When you really think about it, why wouldn’t you shave your face ladies? Who wants visible facial hair of any kind?

I’m talking about peach fuzz and any surprising stray hairs. As women, we’re taught to visit the salon for facial waxing. Who want’s to feel all that pain and spend the extra money to have that public humiliation? Not me!

Just shave your face already, do it in the shower while you’re shaving your legs etc…

I’m telling you it’s OK!

Why not? I shave my face and I’m not embarrassed about it one bit. It’s not like I’ll grow a beard or anything crazy if I stop either. I heard someone ask, “Should women be shaving their face?” And they answered, “No, they’ll end up growing a beard because it will grow back thicker…” LIES!

Fun Fact: I was featured in The New York Times about this article Women Shaving their Face

Here I am again!
as seen in the New York Times

Can women shave their face? The answer…

“Will my hair grow back thicker if I shave my face?!” Absolutely NOT!

Me shaving my face
Me shaving my face

That’s a myth. Your genes determine everything about your body’s characteristics. For example, if your hair type is naturally thick it’s because you inherited the gene from one of your parents.

You cannot change this hair gene by shaving your face or any other area of your body.

For another example that makes me laugh. My friend told me when she was a baby, her mom shaved her head to try and make her hair grow in thicker. She said that was the reason her hair was thick. I said no it’s not! I said you mom didn’t understand how a baby’s hair goes through a growth cycle, hair is constantly growing and shedding and in this case a baby can be born with thin hair and gradually the baby’s hair cycle will grow in thicker hair.

I remember when my little brother was born, his hair was jet black and then it slowly shed and he grew in his light brown hair. His hair is thick by the way – nobody shaved his head!

Here’s the dead layer of skin I shaved off my face after the “peach fuzz”

Women shaving their face – The day I noticed my peach fuzz…

I was outside in the sun and I needed to check my makeup in my compact mirror. I noticed “peach fuzz” on the corners of my mouth and “mustache” peach fuzz that I could clearly see up close in the sun and I touched and felt.

Absolutely Horrified! Noooooooooo! LOL.

I knew I had some peach fuzz on the sides of my jawline and I was OK with that until I tried shaving my face! After the first time shaving my face, I was hooked! My face feels incredibly smooth, my makeup application even looks better. This also helps exfoliate your skin and remove dry flaky skin patches!

I promise you once you try shaving your face and feel the smoothness, you’ll be hooked!

Here's the single blade razor I use.
Here’s the single blade razor I use. Once every month I shave my face with this!
Micro Touch One Razor on Amazon.com
The Micro Touch One Razor I bought from Amazon.com

Here’s a quick look at the blade.

razor blade up close
razor blade up close
here's a look at the razor blade opened up
here’s a look at the razor blade opened up

Women are purchasing “dermaplaning” aka face shaving at the Beauty Salon

Forget lasers and injections, women are paying around under $99 for face shaves at salons, known as dermaplaning. This is done with a single blade to exfoliate dead skin off your face and remove “peach fuzz”. Dermatologists recommend shaving your face to help fight aging and maintaining youthful skin.

Skin care benefits also include “mechanical exfoliation” – an effective skin exfoliation, also hair removal. Dermaplaning is more focused however on removing dead skin, the hair removal is a great bonus. Using the safety razor can help exfoliate more skin than a regular razor you shave your legs with. You can hire an esthetician or try it yourself at home.

Women shaving their face -The razor blade I use to shave my face with.

I use the Micro Touch One Razor. It’s the secret behind the skin exfoliation benefit! I actually purchased one for my fiance last year. I purchased the Micro Touch One Razor on Amazon.com it was about $19.00. Yes, it’s the one endorsed by Rick Harrison from the tv show Pawn Stars!

My fiance would not stop raving about how much closer the blade was reaching his stubble and how he could skip shaving longer because of the closeness of the razor blade! I tried his razor, needless to say! 😉 I also recommend this razor because you don’t have to worry about bacteria growing in your single blade razor.

The multi-blade razors always have tiny amounts of trapped gunk in between the blades and in the corners of the plastic frame. Ew! Use the single blade and also save money! Not only do you get a closer shave, your skin is exfoliated!

Celebrities have shaved their face too! – Women shaving their face? Yes!

The screen legends shaved their face for a perfect hair free close up…”I’m ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille.” This was done by the lovely Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. Nowadays with extreme HD definition and harsh studio lighting, shaving your face can save your the embarrassment of having your peach fuzz show up on camera!

Top 6 Reasons why women should shave their face – The Skin Benefits!

  1. Glowing Skin – Your foundation will look better!
  2. Soft smooth Skin!
  3. Your cheekbones will look more visible
  4. Exfoliation – Your skincare products will absorb better
  5. You won’t have any visible peach fuzz
  6. Anti-Aging – see fine lines disappear
  7. Less acne, pores become unclogged

How I shave my face:

  1. First I prep my skin by removing my makeup with Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Please read the Skin Care Benefits of Olive Oil for Skin Care
  2. Next I apply more olive oil to my clean skin.
  3. I hold my safety razor at a 30 degree angle
  4. I shave going upwards (if you have sensitive skin, shave downward.)
  5. I rinse the blade in warm water and wipe it clean with tissue in between swipes
  6. Finally I rinse my skin in warm water and wipe away the excess oil, Viola! Smooth skin!
  7. Wipe away excess oil and pat dry
  8. Shave your face again while it’s dry, you’ll remove tons of dead skin cells!
  9. Depending on the sharpness of the blade, I will go over the same area of skin many times to remove dead skin.
Apply extra virgin olive oil to your face
Apply extra virgin olive oil to your face
women shaving their face - apply olive oil first
I applied the oil to my face
women shaving their face
Using slow upward strokes at a 30 degree angle
Work your way up - notice how close the razor blade is to my skin, it's also exfoliating my skin
Work your way up – notice how close the razor blade is to my skin, it’s also exfoliating my skin
up close look at my razor blade - see the tiny peach fuzz and dead skin cells?
up close look at my razor blade – see the tiny peach fuzz and dead skin cells?

Thank you for reading my article “Women shaving their face?”

Honestly, I love how soft and smooth my face feels after shaving! I also don’t feel self conscious about any peach fuzz I might have on my face! Yay!

here’s the one I purchased: Microtouch One Razor Classic Safety Razor

Here’s the Razor blades I use: Merkur Double Edge Razors

They’re stainless steel and they give you the close shave and exfoliate your skin.

Here’s another popular hair removal tool- Tinkle Eyebrow Razors

tinkle eyebrow razor


If you have any questions, please ask me down below in the comments section!

Xo -Jen

Here’s the top 10 FAQ about women shaving their face:

  1. Will my hair grow back thicker if I shave my face?

    No. Your hair will not grow back thicker. Only your DNA and health determine the quality of your hair growth.

  2. Is it OK for women to shave their face?

    Yes. Women gain many beauty and skin care benefits from shaving their face, especially anti-aging.

  3. What should a woman shave her face with?

    A single blaze safety razor is the most effective blade to remove “peach fuzz” and dead skin cells.

  4. Is it ok for a woman to shave her upper lip?

    Yes. It's safe to shave the upper lip and remove the fine peach fuzz hairs regularly.

  5. If a woman shaves her face will it grow back thicker?

    No. Women have fine “peach fuzz” hairs and once it is shaved, it will grow back the same fine consistence.

  6. If you shave your face for years will it grow back thicker?

    No. No matter how long you've been shaving you face for, it will always grow back the same as before.

  7. If a woman shaves her face will it grow back darker?

    No. The hair color of “peach fuzz” on a woman's face will not grow back darker whether you shave, wax, pluck, or thread the facial hairs.

  8. Do they offer face shaving at the salon?

    Many skin care and beauty salons offer face shaving, listed as “dermaplaning” in the service description.

  9. Is peach fuzz normal on a woman's face?

    Peach fuzz is normal and is known as Vellus hair. Peach fuzz can be found all over a woman's body, more visible in direct sunlight.

  10. Does peach fuzz grow back after it is shaved?

    Yes. Peach fuzz grows back, looking the same as before.

19 thoughts on “Women shaving their face?”

    1. Hi
      I have started doing this and my skin can get sensitive at times. I just Amat to know the after care to stop any itchiness?

  1. I have a mini vibrating razor from Conair that I use for my upper lip, but I’ve never tried it on the rest of my face. I do have lots of peach fuzz and I removed it once with a waxing cream, but I wasn’t too fond of the results, it made my skin feel almost plastic. Anyway, when I shave off my upper lip hair and it’s growing back, it feels pointy on my lips, would that happen with the rest of my face if like my boyfriend kisses me in the cheek?

    1. Hi Samantha,
      You shouldn’t feel any “stubble” on your cheeks or upperlip. Honestly, I would use the razor I recommend instead of a vibrating razor. This way you can experience the deep exfoliation and full hair removal. Also, I keep up with this once a week for the silkiest skin.

  2. I have started shaving recently, when I saw your post, and I saw positive results. However, I started to break out.I haven’t quit with it yet, cause I’m giving it a few more chances:), thinking that maybe my face has to get used to it:) Have you had to deal with that and what is your solution?Please, help..

    1. Hi Martina,
      May I ask if you’re using olive oil to shave with as well? If so, that can take a little getting used to for your skin. Anytime you change your skin care routine, your skin does need time to get used to it.

      1. Yes, i have been using oilve oil, like you said:) it has got better now, thank you for your answer:) i hope i won’t break out again. Thank you for your beautiful posts:)

  3. I have a question can u please help me?! I am considering the face shaving option as i am hairy and have dark facial hair. My concern is when it will grow back will it be blunt and can you feel it or is visible? And if you let it grow will it be normal again and soft hair?

    1. It will grow back however your current situation is right now. Shaving your face and cutting your hair will not change your DNA. So, yes if it grows back it will be visible as it is now with soft hair.

  4. Hi. I love your blogs firat off. I just ordered the pmd and this razor. Can you tell me how often you change the blade on this type of razor?

    1. Hi Brooke,
      Thanks for reading my blog! 🙂 Yay! This single blade razor needs to be changed once every two weeks. When it starts to get dull, you can actually be at risk for cutting yourself. Keep the blade nice and sharp for always guaranteed fresh results.

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