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BN Beauty: Have You Tried Face Shaving? Here’s How it Can Give You Fresh & Younger Looking Skin



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Everyone seeks effective and safe ways to look better and keep aging at bay. This has led to the use of numerous products and therapies both natural and surgical. While surgical therapies can be expensive and risky, some natural therapies may not give the ideal kind of result that is expected.

So what way can you get the best of both worlds with a therapy that is affordable and great for you? Well, there is a beauty therapy that has been in existence for a while but has negative perception of its effects. But it happens to be a very good beauty therapy that will give you fresh looking skin and make you look younger. I’m talking about face shaving.

Believe it or not, shaving the face is said to be a beauty therapy that helps eliminate wrinkles and reveals finer facial skin (little wonder most men who shave their faces a lot tend to have little or to wrinkle).

Though it’s believed that shaving makes facial hair grow back thicker and may lead to bumps, ingrown hair, spots and the list goes on; all these face shaving challenges can be avoided if the act of shaving is done properly. In as much as we see some men with bad facial skin due to shaving, there are other men that shave regularly and have great looking skin. That goes to show that when something is done well, the results will be different and much better.

You can always go online to find out more on face shaving, but there is nothing bad in trying as I have done; and I noticed my skin was finer and  smoother. In a way it took 3 years off my face which was pretty cool. One awesome thing about face shaving is the immediate result – you don’t need to wait 2o hours or 4 weeks before you get the expected result. In addition my invisible facial hair didn’t grow back thicker, which was a wonderful relief.

So, for those of you who want to make your face look even better, you might want to try this therapy out. Before you go ahead though, you will need to follow these easy steps and get these items for the best results;

What You Need

– A New Shaving Stick ( Be sure to get one from a good brand)
– A Face Scrub
– Lukewarm Water
– Moisturizing Lotion
– Aloe Vera (Liquid in a spray bottle)
– A Clean Towel


Step 1
Start off with your face not washed. If you have makeup on you can just clean it off. Wet your face with some water and use the face scrub on it for about 1 minute. Once you are done scrubbing, rinse off with the lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Step 2
Apply a generous amount of the moisturizing lotion all over the face, then rinse the shaving stick with the lukewarm water and start shaving.

Step 3
Shave gently in an upward motion. It is important that you don’t ‘double shave’ one area, only shave once then move on to another part of the skin. It is important to sweep your shaving stick once on every part of the facial skin you move to e.g. your forehead, chin, cheeks, upper lip and T-zone.

Remember you are dealing with your face so be very gentle and do not sweep the shaving stick over an area twice; that’s why you need to get a new and very good shaving stick.

Step 4
Wash your face with a very mild soap and lukewarm water.

Step 5
Pat dry with the clean towel, then spray you face with the aloe vera liquid and let it dry into the skin. If your aloe vera liquid doesn’t come in a spray bottle, you can make a make-shift one.

Step 6
Once your face is dry, apply the moisturizing lotion generously on the face, relax on your bed and have a good night sleep. In the morning , your face will thank you for what you’ve done. Your skin will look younger and refreshed.

Always keep in mind that the quality of your result depends on how gentle you are with the shaving stick, following the face pattern while shaving and ensuring you shave in an upward motion.

Moreover, this therapy is better done at night and it’s important you don’t use the same shaving stick twice for the therapy – simply get a new one. It’s advisable to do this therapy once every 2 months, unlike other therapies it should not be done too often.

Have you tried this therapy before? Would you be willing to try it?

That’s all for now, off to research more interesting beauty therapies and until the next time I write again, stay beautiful always!

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  1. Scared Homosapien

    July 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    No way!

  2. Yve

    July 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Wha…???!!! Shaving stick on my face??? Hell Naaaaaa….

  3. Kiiki

    July 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I don’t understand…is this any different from the shaving we did while growing up/ in boarding school??? ><

  4. MEE

    July 7, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    With a new shaving stick? That sounds risky

  5. annie Mbz

    July 7, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Would try this after giving myself liver that i can do it. Lolz….. Thanks for sharing

  6. Californiabawlar

    July 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    You know I’m going to try it! ?smh for myself! My skin pretty much looks like crap right now due to lack of sleep, bad nutrition and work related stress….and with a vacation coming up, I’ve been looking up different exfoliating treatments during down time. I willi come back and testify if this works… I shall however not try it before my big day at work before I will use my own hand to do myself ?

    • Kerry

      July 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      If you are prone to ingrown hair don’t do it o. Just use the exfoliator or use aloe vera gel morning and night after you shave. Trust me…..

  7. chy

    July 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    u guys wan make i use shaving stick give myself tribal mark on my face abi?end times

  8. AfricanBadGirl

    July 7, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I’d rather use those eyebrow shving stick- u know those ones that are slanted.
    I always cut myself when shaving my legs, talkless of my face.

  9. `Chi

    July 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Ba…ba…ba…ba….Back to Sender! Mba o. Thank u very much!

  10. Stacy

    July 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Ummm who wrote this? This person is no expert!

  11. Jojo

    July 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Once you start shaving, the hair on your face gets coarse and your nightmare begins!!!!

  12. charis

    July 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Biko get thee behind me writer. I missed being the hairest woman alive by chance, now you want me to snag that title? Mbanu!

  13. Bunmi

    July 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    omg!!! I heard about this on good work on E!tv and I tried it , it wasn’t that bad, the trick is to be extra gentle like the writer said. I got no thick hair !

  14. linda

    July 8, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    nice! thanks for putting it in steps! will try it out. read about it online too, am also a beauty researcher:)

  15. David

    July 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    cool someone finally writes about this, nice article though, bunmi I also saw it on goodwork and doctor Dubrow debunked all the negative info about shaving.

  16. lola

    July 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    chio una no go kill person with comment @ back to sender, please read article before you comment!LMAO!!! the writer didn’t force or impose , she is just informing us. still [email protected] to sender! nice one!

  17. tosimi

    July 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    yes ooooo! I watched that edition of good work and he shaved the girl’s face on air, Dr Dubrow also said everything said about shaving of the face was a lie. i’ll try it out , I think I get the ideology, using shaving as an exfoliator.

  18. kunle

    July 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    i kinda believe, because we now have no!no! which is just an advanced form of shaving, and ladies use it on their face.,

  19. laiton

    July 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Lauraaaaaaaa! this is so you!!weirdo! nice one girl! ill try it because I know you’ve got a very beautiful skin and face if not………………………

    • Adaeze Writes

      July 8, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      So true! This is so Laura! I’m sure people will change their minds and shave their faces if they saw her skin. Laura has a very beautiful skin 😀

  20. nike

    July 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    yaaayyyyyy!!! new beauty tip!!!!! off to get my shaving stick!!!!!

  21. daniel

    July 8, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    hmmmmmm no wonder my face is fresh and wrinkle free!:) I shave it all the time hehehe!make sense article!

  22. Nate

    March 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Whoah, girls shaving their faces?! I think this is something new to me. I am really surprised!

    • Antonymous

      August 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Hair doesn’t remain that much visibly thicker, when it fully grows back, it gets almost like before and the stubble is gone.

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