Health Works: Should women shave their faces?

 FOX 2's Deena Centofanti put a new trend to the test.

It's something that many men do everyday, shave their face. 


It looks like some women are now saying, "step aside guys, we want to shave too." But why? 

We're used to seeing men swipe away the 5 'o'clock shadow - but how about women? 

Many are shaving to fight wrinkles and smooth the skin.  Ladies are coming clean on YouTube videos and on reality TV. 

Caroline Manzo one of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" sparked the conversation when she showed off her nightly ritual of shaving.

"The only thing that's wrong with shaving is the possibility of injury," said Dr. Steve Grekin. "If the razor bites you or it's not smooth."

FOX 2's Deena Centofanti grabbed her razor and paid a visit to Grekin.

As she put on her blue bonnet and lathered up for my shave, she asked  if it could be a good way to scrape away dead skin cells. 

"It exfoliates the skin," Grekin said. "Are there safer ways to exfoliate, most likely."

There's a  treatment called derma planing, which involves a blade scraping away the dead top layer of skin. That will cost about $100. 

For most women who want to do the deed in the privacy of their own bathrooms, they use a cheap, straight razors.

"Anything we do to the top layers of the skin, promotes the deeper layers to make new, fresh collagen and elasting fibers," Grekin said. "I like a tablespoon of baking soda in your gentle cleanser every day. It's much safer and it will accomplish the exact same thing."

Those straight razors sell for about $3 online.

The recommendation is not to use this razor because it's too powerful for your delicate skin.

After Deena shaved, her skin felt smoother, and the peach fuzz on her face didn't grow in any thicker or courser.

But she doesn't know if she'll shave again. 



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