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Fuzz Kill: Dana Nabs Three Kinds Of Face Razors On The World Wide Interweb

Fuzz Kill: Dana Nabs Three Kinds Of Face Razors On The World Wide Interweb

Some time toward the end of June, I decided that instead of re-upping on the replacement “edges” for my precious Dermaflash, I would just go ahead and take the cheapy face razor plunge instead.

I’d been thinking about doing that for a while. And I mean, it’s not like I had a choice. Getting rid of facial hair is Capital C crucial for women in their 50s like moi. And it’s especially important for us Floridians because we’re faced with blinding white sunshine on pretty much a daily basis.

Peach fuzz and blinding white sunshine are a terrible couple.

Like Brangelina in their last six months together bad.

Still, despite its level of importance to our overall Florida beauty routines, you can’t blame a gal for not wanting to spend $50 for 12 edges, right?

Especially when they’re never sold separately, but instead always come in an “Essentials” pack with the Prep and Soothe skincare that’s part of the whole Dermaflash schtick. I can’t tell you how many teensy weensy tubes of Prep and Soothe I have piled up in a drawer in my master bath. Such a waste…

Anyway, back to face-razor shopping.

Because they’re so inexpensive, i went a little nutso on Amazon and nabbed three different brands:

Schick Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool, Eyebrow Razor, and Facial Razor with Precision Cover, 3 for $4.99

FT Shiseido Facial Razor + Original Oil Blotting Paper Maiko, 9 for $11.95

Tinkle Eyebrow Razor, 6 for $4.80

Even though I’m the most gigantic math moron who ever roamed Planet Earth, even I know that by swapping the razors for the edges, I spent a lot less money for more tools with which to decimate facial fuzz. Especially because I’m an Amazon Prime member and rarely pay for shipping.

In all, it was just about $22 for 18 razors vs $50 for 12 edges.

But besides the value proposition, am I liking the face razors better than Dermaflash?

It’s definitely easier and quicker to just whip out a razor and go to town on dry skin. I have incredible natural light in my master bath, and that light, combined with my high-powered standing magnifying mirror makes it super chill to just do a little on the fly grooming and zip out the door.

In contrast, the Dermaflash has to be charged before use, and you need to use the Prep product beforehand and the Soothe product afterward. And if I want to be nit-picky - and I excel at nit-picky - having to insert the edge into the Dermaflash also cuts down on the spontaneity factor.

Still, I think I need to learn some face-razoring best practices. (For some reason, I can’t bring myself to say “face shaving,” so face-razoring it is…) Doing it on dry skin is probably exceedingly stupid. But it’s just so fast! Bing bang bong, you’re outta there lickety split.

I’ll research this and get back to you. Right now, Fuzzy Wuzzy needs a cocktail.

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