The pursuit for smoother skin is never over.

Maybe you’ve discovered stars the likes of Marilyn Monroe were advocates of this procedure or you can apply your favorite beauty products more easily when hair is the least of your worries. Going hairless pretty much seems to be the most sensible route to take after you’ve seen your fair share of Instagram photos from enviable models as you grow more and more conscious of your whiskers.

However, there are burning questions as far as the process is concerned.

Does Shaving Alter The Amount Of Hair Follicles In The Skin Or The Speed Of Hair Growth?

This a pretty common misconception. Actually, long term epilation reduces the chances of hair growing again because of “repeated injury”

If you’re looking for different techniques, some experts recommend using shavers that are electrical or battery-operated while others find that sticking to the good ol’ men’s razor does the job equally well. A handful resort to using more than one tool, but let’s not get into that.

The truth is it doesn’t matter what you use, it’s how you do it and how you take care of your newly-shaven parts that sets the tone.

Here’s a pre-shaving tip: Wash with a cleansing cream then apply a toner right after. Remember not to put any products immediately and wait an hour, at least. This is to avoid unpleasant skin reactions in case you’re using a product not fit for sensitive skin.

Maintenance may have to be the most stressful part of the process. It’s a never-ending cycle of maintenance once you begin. If you have sensitive skin, you need to be very careful and delay shaving until your skin is acne-free. Otherwise, inflammations and unsightly infections may occur. You have been warned.

Are you shaving for yourself? If the answer is yes, you’re on the right track. Don’t ever shave because of peer pressure or the seemingly growing trend of virtually hairless women.

If you feel uncomfortable about your peach fuzz and you’re not acne-prone, shaving may be the solution to a facial hair-free existence!

Just remember it’s your face so it’s your choice.