Why shell out hundreds of dollars on an anti-ageing cream or go under the knife to look more youthful, when there’s one simple act that will do the trick just fine?
Shaving your face, it seems, can help fight ageing.
Shaving is said to help you look younger as it sloughs off dead skin without causing damage to your capillaries (small blood vessels) like some abrasive exfoliators can. Besides removing dead skin cells, exfoliating also helps to maintain youthful skin by letting your beauty products penetrate more deeply. Apparently, that’s the reason men age better than women.
Well, you can ridicule the practice but even well known personalities like Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra were all said to shave their faces. In fact, a similar beauty treatment known as dermaplaning is being offered by some dermatologists to achieve a similar effect.
But what about the belief that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker?
To answer that question, Aesthetic Clinician Michael Prager was quoted in a Daily Mail article as saying that while regrowth from shaving may appear thicker — as hair comes out at a different angle or blunt — shaving doesn’t actually change the hair on a cellular level.
‘Cutting off hair above the root won’t cause any feedback to the follicle, which is the live part that produces the hair and sits below the skin’, he added.
So ladies, now you know a simple and cheap way to say youthful. Would you try it?
How dermaplaning works