Why I Shave My Face | PCOS

Why I Shave My Face

There are multiple reasons a woman might shave her face. Some being cosmetic and others being related to a health issue. For me, there are three main reasons I decided to start shaving my fave.


#1 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

I suspected for a while that I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS). It wasn’t until this past year that I was formally diagnosed. Along with the irregular periods and awful cramps, I started getting thick black hairs under my chin. This is also calledΒ Hirtsutism.


This hormone imbalance is the reason I shave my face. I felt very self conscious about the hairs under my chin. It came to the point where I developed a nervous tendency to always rest my chin on my hand when talking to people so they wouldn’t see it.

Since shaving, I no longer feel insecure about my condition. I openly talk about shaving my face and encourage other women to do it as well if they really think they would benefit from it.


#2 Exfoliation

Shaving is an act of exfoliation. The reason our legs stay smooth after we shave is because the razor is removing all of that dead skin. Your face can experience the same benefits! My face has never been smoother since I started shaving. I have combination skin so parts of my face get extremely dry and always have dry flakes. I would use many different facial cleansers and exfoliants but nothing gave me a better result than shaving.

#3 Make Up Applies Better

A pure perk of anyone shaving their face. Your make up goes on so much smoother! I feel like my foundation goes a lot longer than before and it tends to look and feel a bit more air brushed. I am no beauty guru but that is what I call a hack!


Living with PCOS is hard. It requires a complete life style change. More exercise, healthy eating, self care… and if I can find little changes like shaving my face that make me feel more confident, I want to share that with the world! I hope this post helped you in some way. πŸ™‚

If you are looking into trying out shaving your face for the first time, I highly recommend using this razor:Β http://amzn.to/2H6AHXc

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  1. I have never thought about this nor did I realize there are “cosmetic perks” to doing it! Thanks for being vulnerable and telling your story – no doubt it will help others with the same concerns!

  2. This is such a brave post . . . thank you for sharing your story! Destigmatizing PCOS and other female health conditions is so important.

  3. I have totally heard of this before. That it is great for your skin and keeps wrinkles at bay. I’ll admit I’ve never tried it, though. πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve actually found a way to ‘shave’ but not shave at all. I got a peel off mask and it took away a lot of peach fuzz off my face. My skin has been so smooth afterwards.

  5. I didnt know Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause thick hair in face. Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Glad that you have found some great ways to solve the hair problems. The razors looks great, I might use it for my eye brow trimming. Love the pastel colors too!

  6. This post was informative. I learned a few new things about how PCOS can affect people and some cosmetic values to face shaving!

  7. People forget how much PCOS sucks. I’ve had issues with ovarian cysts in the past and they are legitimately the worst. I couldn’t imagine dealing with them all the time! But also as a light skin dark haired lady who started bleaching her upper lip at 14, I love this post. I trim it now, but I think I’ll move on to shaving so it’ll last longer. Those razors are adorable too!
    Girl’s shouldn’t feel bed about shaving their face, or anything for that matter! Always do what makes you feel amazing. πŸ™‚

  8. I have PCOS too and I luckily never got the facial hair. I always had a lovely acne beard instead. I have always been on the lookout for the hairs though.

  9. very true. There are some ladies that have certain conditions whereby their body grows an excessive amount of hair all round which is similar to what you mentioned in the first point, first reason why women shave their face.
    Never thought about it for exfoliation though.

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