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There’s a new beauty craze and we have to say it’s one we were not expecting!

Women around the world have begun shaving their faces…yes, their faces.

A specific razor is used for the process, and many say it has wonderful benefits. Of course, there is women that already use many forms of hair removal to keep their facial skin smooth and hair-free – though this is more often than not attained through waxing rather than shaving. 

The razor used is much smaller than a regular razor, and looks almost like a eyebrow brush, but has tiny little razors that glide over the light hairs on women's faces, keeping skin smooth and soft if done once a day. 

But what are the benefits of face shaving for women? It would seem that shaving your face can act as an exfoliant, and so an anti-ageing tool: "From an anti-aging point of view, home shaving has some effects. It’s like a mild form of microdermabrasion, so encourages collagen production, which reduces wrinkles. Whenever there’s trauma to the skin, collagen is stimulated to help cell renewal” Dr Michael Prager told The Daily Mail.  

However, there has been significant backlash to the new beauty craze, as comparing men’s slower aging skin to women’s and emulating their routine seems pointless as The Guardian points out that men have up to 25% thicker skin than women and also produce more sebum, an oil which helps skin keep a youthful look.

Sigh…it looks like we can’t keep up with the men on this one, ladies! As if we really needed another thing to add to our growing beauty routine anyway, eh?! 



Shaving can be the biggest chore EVER. You miss spots you can’t see, your skin can get irritated and you realise at the last moment your razor is rusty and unusable – gah!

Here are some shaving hacks that will make shaving your legs easier and leave you with soft, smooth skin every time.

1. Skip the shaving cream and grab your hair conditioner or baby oil
Many of you may already be aware that using hair conditioner to shave your legs will leave you with super smooth legs at half the price. For those who didn’t know, you need to get on this! Using baby oil is said to make smoothness last even longer.

2. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
It may seem  like a lot of effort to exfoliate your legs before you even get around to shaving them, but it will be worth it in the long run. Exfoliating your legs will ensure you avoid any unwanted ingrown hairs as well as decreasing the risk of cutting yourself.

3. Double shave
If you have a bit more time on your hands – then this is the tip for you. This isn’t just a tip for any old Saturday night, this is for the weddings and weekends away on your calendar! In a bowl, mix olive oil and sugar, exfoliate your legs with it and then shave. Then, apply more and shave again. Also, do this somewhere you won’t slip on any oil if it accidentally gets anywhere.

4. Moisturise
The importance of moisturising before and after shaving cannot be overlooked. You can use oil or cream – just make sure you do it. Moisturising before shaving can prep the skin and help avoid ingrown hairs. Afterwards, you need to moisturise to ensure your skin doesn’t dry out.

5. Dealing with razor burn
Those red, bumpy marks on your skin after a shave can have you reaching for the tights. To avoid this in the first place, the key is to exfoliate and moisturise. But if it’s too late for that, try holding a warm, but not hot, facecloth on the area and then moisturise with a natural product, such as coconut oil.



We would all love not have to wax or shave. Every. Single. Week. Which is what makes laser hair removal treatments so tempting. 

However, before you book your first visit, you need to ask the beautician the following questions:

How many sessions will you need?
Obviously your budget is going to be greatly affected if you need lots of sessions. If you know from the onset how many you need you will be able to make better, more informed decisions.

Does it hurt?
If you have a low pain threshold it would be a good idea to ask the beautician if it will hurt. This way you won’t end up with only half a leg done because you can’t bear the pain.

What precautions do you need to take?
This is probably one of the most important questions to ask. If treatment is going to affect your life, for example you are going on a sun holiday soon, it might be best to wait.

How much is it?
While you might be in a rush to get started the cost of it is a huge factor, so keep this in mind. Treatments and sessions can add up if you have to undergo a number of them.



Ingrown hair is pretty weird if we’re being honest. It doesn’t act like normal hair and  grow up, it actually curls back in on itself. Sounds gross? It kind of is!  

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to get rid of it, once and for all.

If you have a lot of dead skin cells clogging up hair follicles, you need to exfoliate the area at least once a week. Dry brushing is great for this.

Ensure your skin is soft and smooth by moisturising daily. This will help hairs to push up through the skin rather than grow back on themselves.

When shaving your legs, don’t shave too closely to the skin, use a sharp blade, go in the direction of your hair growth and don’t do it too frequently.

You are more inclined to get ingrown hair if you wax, so make sure you exfoliate and moisturise straight after.

If the hair is slightly peeking out of the skin, just pluck that bad boy out. Don’t do this if it hasn’t quite managed to break through the skin though.



The thoughts of someone’s armpit hair coming within 10 foot can cause us to break out into a cold sweat, but why?

It seems that there is a study on everything now after Breanne Fahs, a professor at Arizona State, published a paper that studies women’s disgust of body hair, including their own.

The study which was published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly saw Breanne asking 20 women how they felt about shaving, other women’s shaving and body hair. While shaving was considered to be a bit of a nuisance – something we can all relate to – body hair was considered gross.

One respondent said: “I think women who don’t shave are a little gross. Because sometimes, like if people don’t shave their entire lives, that’s just a little too much to handle for me. I always shave. I don’t like hair. I shave everything.”

The study also asked women to grow body hair for 10 weeks and record it in a diary. Apparently they got extra credit in Breanne’s class if they did it – not sure extra credit would be enough of an incentive for us…

Extracts from the journals showed how the participants felt about body hair with some calling it “gross hair”.  Some were even told that they were gross and unclean, which we think is a little bit mean and uncalled for.

Unfortunately, while men are (usually) applauded for their body hair, women aren’t. However, it seems things are changing – remember, Madonna’s body hair selfie? Yeah we can’t get the image out of our head either!



If you often end up leaving the bathroom with a trickle of blood down your shin, then read on – help is at hand!

Wet or dry shave
Shaving your legs when they are dry can leave you with razor burn so make sure they are wet. Luke warm water is best and make sure to use either a gel or foam.

Taking about gel or foam, what’s the best to go for?
Using a gel will mean you are less likely to nick your skin.

Direction: With or against hair growth?
Going against the hair will give you a better shave and it is definitely easier going from your ankle to your knee than the other way.

When to throw out the razor
You’ll only get about three uses from a disposable razor so chuck it after this.  It becomes blunt and you will be left with a few hairs on your legs.

Shower or bath
Either is just as good. The water running over your legs while you shower or bathe will soften the hairs, making it easier to get those hairs out.

Cleaning the blade
Clean your blade after every stroke to avoid a build up and don’t let it become dry – it will hurt alot!




Being in a relationship isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You can’t always do what you want, you have to compromise and there are even times you have to swallow your pride

So if you suddenly feel like you’re beginning to miss him, don’t.

There are a lot of good things that come with being single:

  • You don’t ever have to worry about shaving.
  • You can spend all the time in the world getting ready.
  • You have the bed all to yourself.
  • You don’t have to be forced into watching films you never liked.
  • You don’t have to laugh at jokes you never liked.
  • You don’t have to be around his friends you never liked.
  • You don’t have to worry about settling down.
  • You don’t have to answer to anyone.
  • You can stay out as late as you want to.
  • You can get off out with anyone you want to.

Being single doesn’t sound so bad now does it?