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A 6-Step Face Shaving Routine for Women

A 6-Step Face Shaving Routine for Women

Want to remove your facial hair without suffering a face full of nicks, razor burns, and ingrown hairs? 

Face shaving, like all methods of hair removal, is a personal choice. It's fine if you want to shave your face, but it's also okay if you don't. 

If you do want to shave away your peach fuzz, it's important to do it properly to prevent skin irritation and other undesirable side effects.

Here's how to shave your face -- and the best skincare products to do it with.


#1: Cleanse + Exfoliate with CBD Jelly Toner

Start your shaving routine with a clean and freshly buffed base. A shave is always better when done on clean, exfoliated skin. That's because it keeps your razor free of dirt, oil, and dead skin which hinder its performance. 

We like to use CBD Jelly Toning Solution to cleanse away oil and impurities, and dissolve dead skin cells for a super smooth razor glide. It's made with exfoliating glycolic acid, soothing CBD, and bacteria-banishing tea tree oil for the smoothest, cleanest skin -- ready for shaving!

Apply a little of the toning cleanser to a cotton pad, and swipe across your face and neck. You can also use this to prep other areas for shaving, like your underarms and bikini line.

#2: Prep with Coco Cloud

NEVER dry shave. It's a recipe for ingrowns, razor bumps, and itchiness. ALWAYS use a shaving cream, butter, or shave gel whenever you shave your face -- or any other part of your body, for that matter. 

Our favorite is Coco Cloud Luxury Shave Butter, a hydrating blend of coconut milk, argan oil, and vitamin E for super smooth skin. It's suitable for all skin types, and highly effective at softening the hair follicles and skin, ready for an effortless shave.

Create a lather using a little warm water and massage the butter into your face and neck. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes before shaving so that the formula can actively soften your hair follicles and simultaneously moisturize your skin.

#3: Spritz Your Razor with Volcanic Rosewater Mist

When it comes to facial shaving, you MUST start with a clean, high-quality razor. Poor razors lead to poor results. Invest in a razor that's going to give you an ultra-smooth shave without razor bumps and breakouts.

We recommend our Life Shaver Starter Razor which features double blades and a pink, flex-grip handle for easy shaving. Spritz the blades with our Volcanic Rosewater All-Over Hydrating Mist to reduce inflammation and discoloration. The mist is made with calming rose and aloe for the silkiest shave sans irritation, ingrowns, or dry skin.

If you've got sensitive skin, spritzing your blade razor with a soothing mist is a fool-proof way of preventing inflammation. It'll make your shave so much easier and smoother.

#4: Shave

According to dermatologists and beauty experts, there is a right and wrong way when it comes to facial hair removal. 

Tilt the razor at a 45 degree angle, press it against your skin, and use short, light strokes to shave the hair in the direction of hair growth to prevent ingrowns. Repeat until you're fuzz-free. Try to avoid going over the same areas to avoid irritation.

While shaving against the grain can give you a closer shave in some cases, it can also increase your chances of getting ingrown hairs and razor bumps. 

Remember to rinse your blade after every glide to keep it shaving seamlessly. When you're done, store your razor in a clean, dry place until next time.


#5: Reduce Redness + Dryness with Jelly Booster Pigment Treatment 

Shaving in itself is exfoliation, which is why it can leave skin a little dry and red at the end of your session. Of course, this doesn't happen to all skin types. Sensitive and dry skin types are the most prone to post-shave irritation. If you're looking to soothe your skin, we suggest trying our Jelly Booster Pigment Treatment.

Formulated with antioxidant-packed pomegranate and inflammation-quelling vitamin B2, this pigment treatment conditions the skin while calming irritation and lightening hyperpigmentation caused by acne scars, ingrown hairs, trauma, and hormonal changes. It'll also add a little glowiness to your complexion.

After shaving, apply 4-5 drops to the affected areas. Massage in thoroughly until fully absorbed before putting on clothes.

#6: Prevent Ingrowns + Irritation with Cooka Concentrate 

To stop ingrowns and irritation from cropping up after shaving, end your skincare routine with a thin layer of Cooka Concentrate

This topical concentrate is designed to relieve and prevent ingrown formation on all areas where hair meets skin. Lavender lends its soothing antimicrobial effects while jojoba oil offers hydration and elasticity-restoring primrose to smooths and brightens.  

You can use this after shaving or waxing. It works wonders for warding off all those shaving nasties! Did we mention it's also one of our trending products over on TikTok? People can't get enough of it.

Optional Step

Got dry skin? Finish your routine with a generous layer of face lotion to lock everything in and keep your skin looking juicy and dewy for the rest of the day. Between the shaving, exfoliating, and hot water, it's easy for skin to dry out after shaving. Restore your skin's moisture levels with Flower Child Face Cream.

Made with hemp and hyaluronic acid, this formula moisturizes, calms, and boosts the skin elasticity for a smooth, youthful, glowing complexion. It's your go-to post-shave companion if you're looking for a little extra hydration after your hair removal sesh.


There's nothing wrong with shaving your face as a woman. In fact, some women swear by it for flawless foundation application and clearer, smoother skin. That said, facial shaving is a personal decision and completely optional. You definitely shouldn't feel forced into doing it.

Give this face shaving routine for women a try if you'd like to enjoy smooth, fuzz-free skin. Don't feel confident doing it yourself? Ask a friend, or book in for a professional dermaplaning treatment. Alternatively, opt for laser hair removal which offers longer-lasting results.



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