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October 19, 2021 3 min read

Should every woman shave her FACE? Experts reveal why trimming your hair is IN
With waxing and threading appointments cancelled while salons closed during lockdown, women have been reaching for the razor and shaving their faces during lockdown in an attempt to rid their cheeks of peach fuzz and excess hair.
Dermaplaning, or full-face shaving, is booming in popularity on TikTok and YouTube, with some tutorials quickly gathering 21 million views on the platform. 
Fans insist it ‘evens out’ their skin, making it ‘appear flawless’, while famous beauties such as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra were all said to shaved their faces as part of their routine.
However Dr Ross Perry of Cosmedics told FEMAIL that the videos ‘give the illusion of perfection without the downsides’, explaining: ‘Having fine hair on the face is absolutely normal and we shouldn’t feel pressurised into shaving the face purely because someone else is doing it. 
‘As we have seen with other TikTok trends, we must not start copying TikTok users’ ‘hacks’ – we must always follow professional advice.’ 
Beauty experts have revealed many women have taken to shaving their faces during lockdown in an attempt to rid their cheeks of peach fuzz and excess hair 

Dr Ross Perry told FEMAIL those suffering from skin conditions like ‘acne or eczema’ could find shaving their face ‘worsens inflammation, sensitivity and pigmentation’ after shaving 

Dr Ross continued: ‘I do not recommend shaving your own face at home. It can grow back worse and what might have been considered mild facial hair can then grow back thicker. 
‘Shaving your face can cause acne breakouts or skin reactions.’
Meanwhile he said dermaplaning, a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of skin, should always be ‘done by a professional’.
Dr Ross revealed: ‘Dermaplaning is a tried and tested method of removing unwanted hair from the face. It is a painless way of scraping away facial hair whilst at the same time gets rid of any dead skin cells which contribute to making the skin look uneven.

YouTuber Jaclyn Hill has been among those who have promoted full-face shaving to her 5.4 million followers 

‘Dermaplaning is an incredibly popular in salon treatment which uses a painless blade and can make skin appear flawless with make-up going on smoother.
The two types of facial hair  
Vellus hair is the near-invisible peach fuzz that covers much of your face and body and Its role is to regulate temperature and evaporate sweat. 
Terminal hair is darker and thicker. Some women have terminal hair along their upper and lower lips, sideburns, neck, and chin, dermaplaning can be used on both types of hair.
With salons closed during lockdown, its became apparent due to social media trends women are now attempting to shave their own faces at home.’
However Dr Ross advised against trying out the trend, explaining: ‘There can be major problems for attempting dermaplaning or indeed shaving the face with a razor at home. 
‘There are two different types of hair – vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is the near-invisible peach fuzz that covers much of your face and body and its role is to regulate temperature and evaporate sweat. 
‘Terminal hair is darker and thicker. Some women have terminal hair along their upper and lower lips, sideburns, neck, and chin, dermaplaning can be used on both types of hair.
Professional dermaplaning uses a specific type of blade, using a razor or just a blade at home can cause scarring to the skin, infections, in growing hairs and sensitivity and is a procedure which one you start will need to be performed every few weeks.’
Meanwhile he said those suffering from skin conditions like ‘acne or eczema’ could find shaving their face ‘worsens inflammation, sensitivity and pigmentation’.
‘You also need to be aware of the dreaded Five o’clockshadow, especially if you have terminal hair type which can also be a problem with ingrowing hairs as they can lead to painful and sore pumps on the skin. 
‘Don’t forget if you’re using a razor, you can get cuts to the skin which will be really sensitive and could lead to an infection and possible scarring.’
Meanwhile he also warned that shaving your face could actually cause hair to grow back thicker and faster, adding: ‘Because shaving blunts the edges of hair, just like shaving your legs it can make the hair feel coarse and stubble when it grows through but in actual fact it doesn’t grow any thicker.’ 
Dr Ross went on to warn that younger women should not be swept into beauty trends online, explaining: ‘Selfies and photo editing will make people aim for perfection, which is not real. 

Beauty expert and blogger Chloe Morello revealed in a viral clip last month that she shaves her face once a fortnight in order to get a ‘flawless finish’ with her foundation every time

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