Shave Science

The real & proven benefits by dermatologists and aestheticians

Defuzz and Exfoliation 

When you shave, as the blade removes the facial hair and deadskin build up that covers your entire face. This immediately reveals your healthier more radiant skin - as a form of physical exfoliation.

Diminish Acne Scar & Hyperpigmentation

The act of shaving stimulates blood flow and new skin cell turnover in the face helping to minimize the look of acne scars and lighten hyperpigmentation. What you are left with is smoother skin both in color and texture.

Smooth Makeup Application

By removing the peach-fuzz and deadskin, you are essentially ridding yourself of what is a "dulling-layer". This results in your makeup gliding on silky smooth. The makeup will no longer sit up on your vellus hairs (which is a common cause cakey makeup). 

Collagen Production & Skin Tightening

Shaving is a form of mild microdermabrasion which promotes new skin cell turnover and collagen production. This helps to tighten skin and reduce the signs of ageing with regular use.

Will my hair grow back thicker, coarser, faster or darker? 

No — shaving hair doesn't change its thickness, color or rate of growth. A razor cannot change or alter your natural keratin cells, thus it would be impossible for shaving to have an effect on this.

We advise to shave with the direction of your hair growth however if you accidentally do not you may give the hair a blunt tip. The tip might feel coarse or "stubbly" for a time as it grows out. During this phase, the hair might be more noticeable and perhaps appear darker or thicker — but it's not.

There are unique particular cases where hormonal imbalances and genetic factors may make hair coarser as you age, however this is NOT a result of facial shaving. 

Will this cause acne? 

If you follow our Jill Shave Guide and take proper steps for this skincare practice, no you will not break out. Cleanse your face with a foaming cleanser, shave with clean hands and a clean, new Jill blade, follow up with nourishing cream and nothing with active ingredients. All skin types are different and if you are prone to acne or have sensitive skin, be sure to do a spot/patch test shave first.

Please note that the first time you should be very gentle and not dig into your skin with the blade. Using a facial oil will provide a protective layer between the blade and the skin to help prevent any irritation or breakouts.

Additionally, we urge you to use new blades every single time to ensure that no bacteria spreads, and that your blade is of adequate sharpness for a quality shave with no irritation.

How often should I shave my face?

This can very per person, however our suggestion is to shave every other week or as needed based on your natural hair growth/frequency of makeup application.

Making this a regular part of your skincare routine is important so that you can get all the benefits face shaving offers, such as radiant skin, collagen production and improved product penetration!

Maintaining glowy skin requires consistency rather than one-off solutions, shaving regularly enhances the effects of your entire routine.

Our monthly shave plan sends you 2 new shave sets every month so you can shave with new blades every other weeks without any issues.

What should I do if I'm scared?

Being scared is completely normal, at first glance it does seem kind of daunting - especially with all the myths and controversy around the topic. We recommend you do patch test on part of your face so you can see results for yourself.

How do I know which way my hair naturally grows?

A great way to check which direction your hair naturally falls is by stepping into direct sunlight with in a room with a dark background and using either your phone or hand-held mirror to see your hairs. This will show you in which direction it grows, however please note that it may be growing in different directions for different parts of your face. You do not need to be exact with your shaving in the direction of your hair growth but the more accurate you are the better!  

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