If the idea of a razor near your face brings back traumatic memories of accidentally shaving off half your eyebrow in junior high, you're not alone. That's why we were skeptical when we first heard about the Dorco Tinkle Eyebrow Shaper ($3.84, Amazon). How could something so cheap and so small be so good?
Women's face shaving has become a trend, with dozens of bloggers and skincare gurus touting the benefits of using a razor on your face. A fan favorite is the aforementioned Tinkle razor, which you can use on dry skin. Simply hold the razor at a 45-degree angle to your skin and swiftly slide the razor to remove unwanted facial hair. Easy peasy!
Whether you're looking to get rid of peach fuzz so that makeup application is easier or you need to trim your unruly sideburns, the Tinkle Eyebrow Shaper has gotten rave reviews from all sorts of women. "Although my hair is super fine, it's also very dark, and the razor easily removes the hair from the sides of my face and upper lip, removing any unwanted shadow effect the fuzz was creating," one happy editor wrote.
"I have tried waxing, but it pretty much wrecked my face because I have very sensitive skin. I also tried at-home waxing with 'cool' wax hoping it would be more kind and gentle, but that didn't work either... Holy moly! I wish I had found these sooner because not only did it get rid of my unwanted facial hair, but it also exfoliated my skin very well in the process," an ecstatic Amazon reviewer named Mona wrote.
For those who've put off shaving their faces in favor of hair-removal creams, is it because you wonder "Does hair grow back thicker after shaving?" Well don't — because that's not how it works! "Hair will not grow back thicker or faster," Debbie Palmer, DO, told Huffington Post. "Shaving does not change the number of hair follicles in the skin or the rate of hair growth."
So ditch the hair-removal creams that burn and join your hubby in front of the mirror for your morning shave. At less than $4 a box, why wouldn't you at least give them a try?