As a woman, can I shave my face to exfoliate it??

What is your opinion of women shaving their faces for exfoliation? I had a top dermatologist instruct me on how to do this - I was rather shocked. Is there a down-side to doing this?

You certainly could but why would you?  Most men don’t love shaving, they do it for necessity!  Try a gentle scrub like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant instead and avoid the shaving cuts and hassle!  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

Ask me your skincare question!

Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin, and I believe that consumers need and deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate.

  • All our content is written and researched by myself and my trained staff.
  • My medical office in Seattle has experience treating thousands of patients.
  • This site is not affiliated or financially tied to any product line.
Ask Me Something
SkinTour Skincare
One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes!