Does Shaving Make You Look Younger? [Some Interesting Facts]

Shaving is a process that removes some of the dead cells on the face’s surface and allows the skin to be replenished, thus giving the face radiance associated with being young.

A study carried out a few years ago showed that choosing to keep beards and facial hair can add about ten years to a man’s actual age, so if you are looking to remove some of those years from your demeanor, you might want to consider shaving.

Have you ever considered why teenage boys trying to prove that they are no longer kids opt to keep their beards? The answer is simple: they know it helps make them look older.

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A man once asked me, “Does shaving make you age faster?” This piece will center on how shaving or its absence can make one seem older or younger than their actual age.

So, without further ado, let’s get right to business

What Makes A Man Look Older?

Under this heading, we will discuss how and to what degree the various types of facial hair can make one look older in a question and answer method.

  • Does a beard make you look older?

Yes, it does, and the more or lengthier it is, the older it makes you seem. And while it will not make you age faster, people’s idea of your actual age tends to be on the higher side when there are beards on your face. A goatee may not add as many years as a full beard, but it still adds 3 to 5 years to your look.

  • Does a mustache make you look older? 

All categories of facial hair makes you look older, and mustaches are no exception. Like keeping beards, the heavier the mustache, the older you seem. A decent mustache may add about five years to your actual age.

  • Does a wrinkles make you look older?

Wrinkles in your face is another reason for a older look. Shaving is a process that automatically carries out exfoliation to a certain degree on the skin. This process removes dead cells and gives the skin a measure of radiance.

Also, the friction generated during shaving stimulates collagen production, which reduces or delays wrinkles.

Read More: How To Shave an Elderly Man

Why Does Shaving Make You Look Younger?

Shaving is a technique that makes people appear younger than they are. However, depending on the amount of facial hair and the color and thickness, this is done to a various degrees.

Aside from the apparent fact that shaving removes facial hair and helps one appear younger, shaving also exfoliates the skin by removing dead cells and allowing new ones to surface. These new cells make a person’s face sparkle in a way that is reminiscent of youth.

In addition to removing dead skin cells, shaving minimizes the likelihood of fine lines and wrinkles and helps your skin appear more youthful and vibrant.

Aside from these benefits, shaving increases collagen formation, which is responsible for skin suppleness and helps prevent or decrease wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

The following are the processes by which shaving helps one look younger:

  • Exfoliation
  • Stimulation of collagen production
  • Skin regeneration and rejuvenation
  • And finally, the removal of hairs that make one look older

FAQs About Shaving

Do I Look Weird After Shaving?

Weird may not be the most appropriate word to use in most cases; however, it does make you look different. Just as the process of growing facial hair changes the face, its removal can also have a drastic effect. If you have been sporting your beard for a while, you may ask who this new guy is staring at me through the mirror.

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After shaving, you may have a swollen face due to improper shaving practices, ingrown hairs, or sensitive skin. Using shaving creams or gels, practicing wet shaving, and being softer on your face when shaving will help to alleviate these issues.

Also, if you haven’t shaved in a while, the skin behind your beard is protected to some extent from elements such as wind, sunshine, harsh soap, and other agents that can harm the skin. This could cause the skin around the eyes to become softer and more baby-like, losing some of its tan and taking on a lighter tint than the rest of the face. These variations may become apparent when you shave, but they only last a few days.

Why Do I Look Weird After Shaving My Mustache?

Unless you are suffering from an allergic reaction, razor burns, razor bumps, sloppy shaving, or a face puffy after shaving, you are not looking weird, only different, especially if you haven’t shaved your mustache in a while. If you shave your mustache more frequently, you won’t feel that after-shave weirdness anymore.

Does Dermaplaning Make You Look Younger?

This is an essential practice that involve shaving facial hair using a special blade. Kao sori began centuries ago among Japanese women as a skincare custom specifically for the face and entailed using a blade to scrape the hair off the face.

Dermaplaning, as we know it here in the States, is also a face-care process in which a disposable sterile scalpel or blade is used by a trained aesthetician to gently remove the dead skin cells while also removing all facial hair.

Ordinary shaving and dermaplaning are similar. However, dermaplaning is more intensive and gives better results when done properly.

A few of the several benefits of dermaplaning are:

  • It removes dead cells, thus encouraging cell renewal
  • It frees up pores and removes fine facial hairs 
  • It makes skincare products more effective as they can penetrate deeper

All these benefits give the face a glow characteristic of a youthful appearance. So you might want to consider adding dermaplaning to your to-do list.

Final note

When attempting to assess someone’s age, the face is frequently the first body component to be considered. You can take years off your appearance with appropriate shaving or avoid the misleading sense of age that wearing a beard often imparts. Beards, mustaches, and goatees are all associated with age and maturity, though to varying degrees.

If you want to restore a youthful glow to your face, you should consider shaving or dermaplaning, or “Kao sori” as the Japanese term for it.

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