Rinsing your hair with egg whites and moisturizing with coconut oil may be some of your unique beauty practices – but where does shaving your face fall in your list?

In the age of where we’re pushing for gender equality, it seems if men can shave their face, so can women. And our gal pals are doing just that. So we have taken the liberty to break down what it really means to stick a razor to your face.

Here’s what you need to know:

Exfoliate : In addition to removing unwanted and unsightly hair, shaving gets rid of dead skin cells, which can contribute to clogged pores and a dull complexion. So if your face suddenly looks cleaner after shaving – it’s not just because its less hairier. Besides, foundation seems to glide on to our skin without getting those pesky streak marks. Ugh, girl problems.

Use shaving cream: Some women swear by a men’s razor and shaving cream or gel, while others advocate dry shaving with a facial razor. Don’t use soap ladies! It’s not a good idea for your face or legs. You will most likely need to continue this process once a week.

Fear no beard : Contrary to what your grandmother told you, shaving doesn’t make hair grow back darker or thicker, since you aren’t changing the structure of the follicle. So no, as cool as Harnaam Kaur is, you can’t really become like her.

It’s not for everyone : If you have ultra-sensitive skin or are on acne medication, step away from the razor, which could cause painful irritation. Even if your skin type is normal, be sure to hydrate with a moisturizing serum immediately after shaving.

Would you ever try face shaving? Let us know in the comments below!
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