One writer even traveled to Tokyo to have a pro perform her face-shaving treatment. Check out her story below, then decide for yourself.
This story was originally published on March 10, 2015.
After getting past the old wives’ tale of facial hair growing back thicker and darker, I decided to give it a shot. Hey, there aren’t many girls in Tokyo sporting five o’clock shadows, right?
The final steps were all about layering products: a hot-towel massage followed by a sheet-mask treatment, anti-aging serums, and moisturizer — finishing with hot-cold, red-light therapy. My skin was so fresh and buttery-soft, I briefly considered never wearing makeup again. (Briefly.) The entire process took about an hour and, despite the scary blade use, wasn’t the least bit aggressive. No redness or irritation afterward, and when I finally did my makeup, it slid on like a dream.
The best part? It’s luxe face pampering at a bargain price point (under $35!). While we have similar services stateside (which usually cost about twice as much), glowy, smooth skin does make for a nice souvenir if you're visiting Tokyo. Who knows? Maybe, it'll inspire you to forgo foundation, too.
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