Also known as "dermaplaning," face shaving for women has been around for hundreds of years and has recently become much more popular in beauty circles. Basically, dermaplaning is the process where a scalpel is used (by a professional) to scrape layers of dead skin off your face. The process is quick and painless and is an effective way to exfoliate your skin while removing the "peach fuzz" in the process. The result is smoother, more radiant skin in minutes.
While the benefits of facial dermaplaning are clear (more about this in a moment), the idea of seeing a professional every 3 to 4 weeks to have them run a scalpel over your dry skin, is not very appealing. After speaking with my dermatologist about the process, she recommended I simply shave my face at home, when needed, using a good razor ( NOT a scalpel!) and Brazilian Bare Shave Syrup to receive some of the very same benefits that could be gained when done by a professional (although "dry shaving" is a bit more effective at removing the dead layers of skin cells, the thought of having a moisturizing protective barrier between a sharp steel blade and my skin, is one that appeals to me).
Now I "dermaplane" (it sounds so much better than "shave my face" ... doesn't it?) every few months and here are some of the benefits I see personally:
a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
an evening of my skin tone and coloring
my skin is more radiant since the "dull" layers of skin have been removed
bye, bye peach fuzz
my makeup goes on much smoother and easier
If you can get over the "old school" image of a woman "shaving her face," I highly recommend dermaplaning as something to explore, speak to your dermatologist about, and potentially try.