According to Dailymail.co.uk, a 46-year-old Angela Garvin swears that shaving her face has done wonders for her complexion – i.e. applying shaving gel to her face and using one of those disposable razors. For the past eight years this has become her morning routine: she cleanses, tones, shaves and then uses warm water to rinse, finishing off with a little daily moisturiser.
Obviously, when this was announced the beauty police was outraged, a woman shaving her face? That’s really strange. There are more 'feminine' ways to get rid of unwanted facial hair, surely.
There’s a theory that when you shave your legs the hair grows back darker, thicker and stronger; so I would imagine shaving your face would have beastly effects.
According to the NHS the reality is that three-quarters of women have experience an increase in facial hair growth as they age. The numbers increase after menopause, but unlike men the vellus hairs are usually light and finer with females.
Bleaching, waxing and even zapping your hair is freaking painful, never mind that it takes time and is ridiculously expensive.
Dr Michael Prager, a London based aesthetic clinician confirm Angela’s claims, saying that shaving your facial hair removes the dead skin on the top layer, exfoliating the skin and reducing wrinkles.
Dermatologist, Dr Neal Schultz, believes that this may be one of the reasons why men are said to age better than women.'
'Most men shave their faces — and thereby exfoliate two-thirds of their face — regularly for years,' says Dr Neal.
The other day we discussed 'pubic hair becoming public hair'. The reality is that most people don’t think facial hair on a woman is attractive.
"Who wants to see a woman with a moustache?"
Granted, the thought of whipping out your Gillette razor to use on your face is rather daunting, yet, believe it or not, icons of beauty such as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra shaved their faces.
So, would you shave yours?