I've Been Shaving My Face for Years—Here's Why I'll Never Go Back


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I consider myself pretty open-minded when it comes to beauty. I'm down to try the most hyped products, indulge in the buzziest treatments, and use over-the-top tools just for a good story. But in the decade that I've been in the beauty space, I don't think it's ever crossed my mind to shave my entire face. Dermaplaning? Yes. Face shaving? No. I've been way too paranoid that my barely-there peach fuzz would somehow grow back resembling Chewbacca, and that's just a risk I'm not willing to take. Well, according to Lauryn Bosstick, content creator, podcaster, beauty lover, and founder of The Skinny Confidential, I should really change my tune.

"Shaving the face gets rid of peach fuzz, creates a smooth canvas for makeup, and helps all of your skincare absorb better," says the multi-hyphenate, who has been shaving her face for years. "I swear, your hair won't grow back darker. That's such a myth." In an effort to end the taboo around women shaving their faces, Bosstick created The Shavette Kit ($40), which includes the "first women's facial shaving cream that's actually good for your skin" and a razor that will give you the "smoothest, closest shave of your life," says Bosstick.


(Image credit: @laurynbosstick)

In general, Bosstick is a huge supporter of beauty and self-care. (She insists that she built half her brand sitting in a chair at a hole-in-the-wall foot spa where she could really focus.) "Investing in my skin has always been a deliberate, intentional choice for me. I would way rather treat myself to monthly facials than handbags and shoes," she says. But if you're not able to get regular facials, a facial massage is the next best thing. "You can do it for free anytime, anywhere. It increases circulation, helps your skincare absorb better, prevents fine lines and wrinkles, and will make your skin look and feel younger. It's like an instant face-lift."

If you're curious about Bosstick's other recommendations, I've got you. Keep scrolling for 17 of her must-have beauty finds and more helpful tips and tricks for looking and feeling your best.

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Group Executive Director, Branded Content and Beauty

Caitie Schlisserman is an L.A.-based executive director with over a decade of branded content and editorial experience. She joined Who What Wear in 2014 as the first branded content editor and has worked her way up to overseeing a team of talented branded content editors and the beauty department of the media revenue team. Before Who What Wear, Caitie helped launch FabFitFun's first subscription box and worked at a beauty startup where she assisted in successfully launching the editorial department.