At this point, I feel like I know you guys and we’re pals, so I hope we can be honest with each other.
So let’s be honest about dermaplaning: it’s the socially acceptable way for a woman to shave her face.
Don’t get me wrong; as a woman of Mediterranean descent who was basically born with a mustache, I absolutely love this trend. Other people have peach fuzz while I have a full on black beard. It’s something I’ve always been really self-conscious about, and my efforts to mitigate the growth and appearance of my facial hair have been crouched in mystery. It’s not something we talk about in polite society. Even asking my mom for a hair removal device for Christmas one year was one of the most humiliating experiences in recent memory. Shouldn’t it be something we can at least talk to our moms about?
So I’ve been doing the dermaplane thing for a couple months, and I’ve used various methods, including just using my partner’s beard trimmer, but a few weeks ago I stumbled across these razors that piqued my interest. I don’t really know why they insist on calling them ‘eyebrow razors’, but I guess it goes back to that whole embarrassment factor.
Anyway, I’ve used these a couple times and been happy with the results. My skin feels smoother, my makeup goes on better and looks nicer, and for less than $1 per razor, you really can’t go wrong. Using them takes a little more finesse than shaving my legs; I use a pretty firm hand when shaving my legs, but if you do that with these you’ll absolutely cut yourself. I sometimes use a moisturizer or something as a sort of shaving cream, just to cut down on the amount of drag and not irritate my skin. The biggest thing is to go slow. If you rush you’re definitely going to cut your nose (or something equally important) off.
What are your preferred hair removal methods? Are you interested in hearing more about the methods I’ve used/recommend? I’m opening up the floor to anyone who’d like to talk about this hairy subject (GET IT?!) in an accepting environment where you don’t need to feel awkward, because I’ve been there.