Shaving your face might already be a regular part of your routine. On the other hand, the thought of a razor coming anywhere near your delicate facial skin might give you shudders. Either way, face-shaving has become more common with women in the last few years, thanks in part to its popularization by beauty bloggers. Acolytes of the practice claim it has benefits ranging from better makeup application to keeping skin smoother and more youthful-looking. Let’s look at the pros and cons of shaving the face, and why laser hair removal may be the better option to consider.
There are a few reasons people shave their faces. Aside from the most obvious—getting rid of visible hairs on the chin, jawline, upper lip, or elsewhere—shaving also gets rid of those superfine hairs commonly called peach fuzz. Beauty bloggers who swear by this report that makeup application becomes much easier when there’s no hair interfering with the process, and that they get a smoother, more perfected overall look, especially when it comes to foundation. Shaving your face can also remove dead skin cells and other build-up, but beyond that, the benefits are arguable. Claims that shaving your face reduces scarring or makes skin look younger have not been backed up by any reputable studies.
In terms of the drawbacks, they’re about what you’d expect, but first, we’ll debunk a common myth about shaving: the hair will not grow back thicker or darker. However, there are some hassles that come along with shaving your face. Primarily, once you start shaving your face, you’ll have to deal with stubble. Facial hair grows back quickly, generally in less than 24 hours, and even peach fuzz stubble isn’t all that pleasant. Additionally, like with other areas that you shave, ingrown hairs are a concern. Extra care such as exfoliating and moisturizing to prevent ingrown hairs are a necessary part of any shaving routine. Lastly, that smooth feeling doesn’t last for very long, which means you have to shave frequently, even daily, adding a lot of extra time to your routine. For a more permanent method of staying smooth, you may want to consider the benefits of laser hair removal.
There are a lot of options these days for getting rid of unwanted hair—shaving, waxing, threading, depilatory creams, electrolysis. All of these have varying levels of efficacy and certain drawbacks. When it comes to removing hair safely, effectively, and permanently, however, diode laser hair removal is by far the best option.
Diode laser hair removal is an aesthetic treatment delivered by a device, such as Venus Epileve™, that uses the latest in technology for lasting results.Venus Epileve™ works by gently focusing laser energy on the hair follicles. This energy is then absorbed by the hair pigment, heating and destroying the follicle at the root so that it can’t grow hair anymore. The treatments, using a smaller size of applicator designed specifically for the face, ensure the stoppage of hair growth completely after just a few sessions.
Here are just some of the benefits you can expect from a Venus Epileve™ treatment over other forms of hair removal:
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