Should I Shave My Face?

Should I Shave My Face?

Should I shave my face?

Yes, I said shave your face. And I’m talking to you, girlfriend.

I get so, SO many questions about shaving your face so let me just go ahead and squash your biggest question that’s right on the tip of your tongue…

Does hair grow thicker after shaving face?



From my own personal experience, my answer is no.

I’ve been shaving, or dermaplaning, my face for years now and I have yet to see my peach fuzz to grow back as anything other than that…  Peach fuzz.

Shaving removes that unwanted fuzzy, fine hair from my face as well as dead skin that creates that uneven texture you see under your makeup.

If you have any qualms whatsoever about how your hair will grow back or if shaving will irritate your skin, then you absolutely need to test shave in a small area to see how the hair grows back and how your skin reacts.

Every time I get a facial, my esthetician dermaplanes my entire face to get rid of hair and dead skin cells.

Another question I get a ton is…

Should I shave my face and if so, how often?



That’s something that’s going to be totally dependent on you and your skin.  My facial hair isn’t going to grow at the exact same speed as yours.

Nor do I set myself on a face shave schedule.

When I notice peach fuzz, dry skin or patchiness that needs exfoliation, that’s my cue to shave again.  That seems to happen about once every two weeks or so.

You may need or want to shave more often or less often than that depending on how much hair you have and how coarse that hair is.

Is it a good idea to shave your face?


Here’s a quick video showing the last time I shaved my face.



Face shaving has been in my routine for several years now.  Check out this blog post and video tutorial on how I have shaved my face in the past.

For several years, I used the Tinkle brand facial shavers from the drugstore.  They do a fine job and are super affordable.

However, I do NOT recommend the Tinkle brand as I have personally found them to be super irritating to my skin. I’ve also heard the same from girlfriends and blog readers.

When I was using them, I didn’t have any other options… You don’t know what you don’t know.

I started to use the Hollywood Browzer brand, and it did a much better job.

Hollywood Browzer is affordable at two for $20. I found that the blade stayed sharper much, much longer than the Tinkle brand.

After using the Hollywood Browzer for a bit, I discovered…


The Schick Hydro Silk Dermaplaning Wand.

I made the switch over to Schick about two years ago and none of the other shavers can compare.

I have never cut myself, get razor burn, or skin irritation with the Schick wands. They come with 6 refill blades.

The Schick Hydroo Silk leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth. I seriously can’t recommend it enough.

One last review… 

I’ve also tried the Dermaflash tool and to be totally honest, I wasn’t crazy impressed.  I do feel like I need to give it another shot and see if maybe I was too quick to judge, so stay tuned because I can report back on that one.

My Dermaflash is from 2017, so it looks a little different than the current model.  It’s priced at $69, but you obviously get a lot of use from it versus the disposable shavers from the drugstore.

Have you tried dermaplaning?  Let me know in the comments what your experience has been.


Have you tried laser hair removal?

Yes. I went through many, many rounds and it sadly never worked for me. It turned out to be a big waste of money.

Is it OK to remove peach fuzz from face?

If you don’t like peach fuzz, remove it! Peach fuzz makes your makeup application appear uneven, and your complexion look dull. That’s exactly the reason I remove mine.

Do dermatologists recommend face shaving?

My research online has shown that Dermatologists prefer professional hair removal, but shavers are ok too. They do not recommend true razors to remove peach fuzz.

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  • As someone who wrangled with facial hair from teen years on, dark hair on chin, lip, jawline and neck WILL grow back like a beard if you shave it. If you pluck, it will destroy the hair follicle and more hair will grown. If you want to remove dark hair from your face in these areas, electrolysis is your best option. It really works. I’ve not tried laser but I’ve heard some negatives. Research first.

    For women, it’s highly embarrassing to have dark hair on the face. I spent years under the electrolysis needle but it was worth it. The sooner you get to the hair, the better!

    • Angela Lanter

      Hey Rachel!! Thanks for your feedback! I’ve been shaving for years and have never had it comes back thicker or coarser, maybe it’s based on genes? I’m Greek so I should absolutely have thicker, blacker hair but I don’t.

  • Perfect post! As someone who has hair popping up on her face it can be annoying and I’ve had laser on some which has happened but now I have a little electric shaver which helps snips them off but this was a big help! thank you so much for this!

  • Is the Hollywood Browzer a single use like the Tinkle brand? Or do you get multiple uses out out it?

  • Suzanne Arsenault

    I just wanna say your amazing. You have a beautiful family. N your very beautiful I’m 54 n your blog has helped me alot. I’m a big fan of your husband’s. N now yours. I really love your blog 💛

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