Why You Should Start Shaving Your Face (Video!)

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Back in 2015, I started seeing an esthetician on a regular basis. And during my first visit, she shaved my face. I had never even thought about shaving my face before and after it was done, I couldn’t believe how soft my face felt. My skin was glowing, it was buttery soft, and my makeup looked so much better when I put it on. At that point, I was sold on dermaplaning. If you’ve never been to an esthetician that has shaved your face, let me give you a quick breakdown about dermaplane – your esthetician will use a surgical scalpel to shave the skin, removing the top layer of dead skin as well as peach fuzz. It’s like exfoliating your face, but so much better since you’re actually removing that dead skin and hair, instead of just moving it around your face.

But of course, not everyone has the time or budget to see an esthetician regularly. And that’s where today’s post comes in handy! I’ve talked about this handy dandy facial razor on my instagram before, but I continually get questions about it daily so I decided to sum it all up in this post and how I use it. So let’s first talk about the pros to shaving your face

  1. It removes dead skin cells that are just sitting on your skin, taking up space.
  2. It gets rid of the peach fuzz (vellus hairs) as well as those dark hairs that seem to sprout out of nowhere as you get older.
  3. It makes your skin smoother and softer.
  4. It allows any products you apply after to penetrate deeper into the skin.
  5. It promotes cellular turnover, which can help with wrinkles, dark spots, and reducing acne scars.

All of this leads to more bright and radiant skin. It will also means that your makeup goes on smoother and looks better throughout the day since it’s not getting caked into hair and skin cells. And no, your facial hair will not grow back thicker and/or darker from this process. This is also a great option for pregnant or breastfeeding women who are not able to do other skincare treatments!

Now let’s chat about how to use the razor –

  1. I personally do not use any product on my face before I shave it. I simply wash and cleanse my face first, to remove any sort of dirt and grime, dry my face, then get to shaving.
  2. I pull my hair back to make sure I don’t give myself a haircut in the meantime, then I pull the skin taut, then start shaving upward or downward in short strokes. Just like the rest of your body, the hair on your face grows in different directions so you may have to shave in different directions as well.
  3. Throughout the process on your face and jawline, rinse the razor every so often and dry it off before continuing. You’ll be quite surprised at how much comes off onto the razor, dead skin AND hair.
  4. Once you are done and your face is feeling smooth and sexy as ever, this is the perfect time to put on your favorite products since they will now be able to penetrate the skin deeper than before.
  5. I only use this razor 2-3 times before tossing it. And I clean it between uses to make sure it is disinfected.

Remember, I’m not a doctor or esthetician or any kind of a specialist. I’m just a person who gets my face dermaplaned by an esthetician every 4 weeks and uses this razor once in between appointments. This is a great tool, but I highly recommend seeing a specialist to get the full result and to make sure you are a candidate. I love these cheap ass razors, but there are other tools out there that other people love and recommend, so I’ve linked those below!

You’re going to be so surprised how soft your skin feels and how much it glows once you shave that face of yours! Stop ignoring your mustache. As much as your may think it’s not there, it is. Get rid of it! And if you’re in Denver, here is my esthetician’s contact info – Shawn Haviland at Cherry Hills Facial Aesthetics 720-459-7960. She is truly the best!


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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


43 thoughts on “Why You Should Start Shaving Your Face (Video!)”

    1. I have been bleaching my upper lip hair for yours, as I get older o am more self critical and tend to notice when the bleaching fades, making me rather paranoid about it 😬 I use home IPL Kit for other areas of my body but of course you have I shave first. I read in previous comments that you have used IPL before, have you ever used it after derma planning / shaving your upper lip?


  1. I think this is an old wives tale that if you shave your hair, it will grow back thicker. Have you experienced your hair growing back thicker after shaving it?

    1. no, like i mentioned in the post, the hair doesn’t come back thicker. if you have any dark thick hairs, those hairs will come back exactly the same as before. but most hairs on your face are peach fuzz (called vellus hairs) so those hairs come back exactly the same as before.

  2. I am wondering how long before it starts coming in black and thicker like leg and beard hair. Looks good tho.
    The one thing I listen to from my mother was about shaving my legs. If I never started saving them I’d never have to and that was true. Some Ethnic Groups don’t get this lucky privilidge, But it work on a lot of fair skin people.

    1. it won’t. the hair on your face is different than the hair on your legs. the hair on your face is called vellus hair, which is peach fuzz. so it comes in exactly the same as before

  3. Off topic but are your teeth real? Because they are beautiful (as are you) and I love your blog. You make me laugh and your honesty is legit.

  4. Hi,
    Is it burn after shave ?How often you need to shave?what’s moisture you use after shave?I am afraid more hair growing even stop shaving it happen to me with my leg,so I stop shaving and wear long cover.Nice article .Thanks

  5. Literally the best. The best day of the month is my dermaplane day. The best and most cost effective treatment!!!!

  6. I know I’m late to the party, but I’d love to see the video. I don’t see it posted anymore. Where can it be found? Thanks, Juli!

    1. hey may, i’m not sure what you mean. it’s right below the word video with a big play button in the middle. i’ve checked all devices and the video is showing up everywhere.

  7. Who knew a video about shaving your face would become my favorite video of yours to date?? You and that Jackson boy bring me joy (so I won’t throw you out!). Thanks, love muffin! Ooh, speaking of muffins…your blueberry muffins we’re one of the first recipes of yours I tried back in 2012 and they’re still my kids’ (7 & 9), my husband’s (39) and my (29ish…wink, wink) favorite! Thanks for being you!!

    1. hahaha yayyyyy!! glad you liked it Catie! and that’s so amazing. that recipe feels like centuries ago. thank you for the continued support!

  8. Hi Juli! I love hearing from you every Friday! You ya e super great recipes!!
    Wondering what kind of laser they are using to remove your tattoo? I’m in the process of removing 4 of mine, and it hurt like a mother!!! Did you use numbing cream before your session?
    And one more question what kind of derm roller for my face should I get?
    Thank you!
    Have a super great weekend!

  9. I am thinking about having a dermaplane treatment, but I want to make sure I go to someone legit. Would you be willing to offer your opinion about questions I can ask to see if they know what they’re doing? No one I know here in WA has done this before so I don’t have any idea what to look out for – other than the obvious things like cleanliness and such.

    1. oh man, i have no clue when it comes to rules and regulations for estheticians in WA. i can say that i’ve had pretty much the same experience everywhere when it comes to dermaplane, which i can’t say the same about botox. i would just start doing some googling looking for a medical esthetician or you can always start at a plastic surgery center.

  10. Can you dive into how you use self tanning lotion like you did for this? I got a sample of some from a birchbox and I tried it, it went….not horrible, but not fantastic. I would love a proper “how to”, if you’d be interested in doing so. 🙂

  11. Just shaved my face for the first time because I couldn’t ignore the blonde stach anymore! Loved it!!! Planning on trying dermaplaining in the near future!

  12. Yeah definitely shaved hair really doesn’t actually grow that much thicker and not at all if shaving once or a few times, that’s mostly an impression due to the blunt cut. One can’t get hairy from doing it unless one already is or is destined to be, and typically people start shaving very young. Tha hair shaft doesn’t even have nerves, so it can’t even realize the cut in itself, if you trim the hair under your arm, it’s due to the mechanoreceptor nerves ,that the root of the hair knows that the end has been cut and that it is time to grow again. Yeah, that can be annoying, but we, especially society, should accept it, being part of us and way for our body to protect our fur from “damage”, so that people can keep it or just shave again when they feel like it, or start waxing, although the first time it might hurt a bit more than when you start sooner!

  13. I finally took your advice and used one of those little razors on my face. Life. Changed. My face is smooth like a baby’s bottom. Well not quite, but it’s pretty darn soft.

    1. i did not. i didn’t know about dermaplane back then! if you’re on accutane at the moment, i would recommend talking to your dermatologist first!

  14. This is interesting. I’ve had my peach fuzz waxed…but that can cause me some irritation, but I wonder if this would be better?

  15. Thank you for this! I’ve been going to my aesthetician every 4-6 weeks for the past two years to get my upper lip and nostrils waxed, as well as a facial because I refuse to look like I’m in my mid 30s. Heidi has made such a big difference for my skin! Aaaaaand then the world spun off its axis and it’s going to be nearly 12 weeks between appointments. My blonde fuzzy ‘stache is out of control and my skin is as dull as my new day-to-day in quarantine. I would have never thought of dermaplaning myself….but I just did and it’s a revolutionary bandaid until I can get back in expert hands. Thank you again!!!

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