Have you every looked at your favorite celebrity, or even influencer/Youtuber and wonder their secret to having a amazing skin? Beside a solid skin care system, along with monthly treatments and facial, they are totally doing more. In fact, they are likely shaving their face. Yep, I said it ladies! And, honestly, anyone who knows me that I live for my monthly dermaplaning session.
You maybe be thinking, “Isn’t dermaplaning the same thing as shaving your face?” Sort of. Yes, you’re shaving the peach fuzz hair and using a blade to do it. But unlike shaving, you get a deep exfoliation to really help your skin feel soft, smooth and look brighter.
Here’s a look at all the things you need to know about dermaplaning.
What is dermaplaning?
It’s a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin and the peach fuzz hairs. It also aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface look smooth.j The best part about dermaplaning is there is no downtown. You may be a little red for a few hours after, but it settles down and your skin will look brighter, and more radiant.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
- Provides deeper product penetration.
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils.
- Promotes smoother skin.
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars.
- Diminishes the look of fine lines.
- Works on all skin types.
Is Dermaplaning the same as shaving?
The short answer, No. Dermaplaning, which many people say is just “shaving your face,” because this treatment involves gently pulling a blade along your skin. But, unlike traditional shaving, dermaplaning uses a smaller blade to slough off dead skin cells and the peach fuzz facial hair. So, your skin is left more even in tone and texture.
How often should I get dermaplaning done?
It is recommended to have it done every three to four weeks. An aesthetician will help you figure out a schedule. Each time you get dermaplaned, you’re removing about two to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells.
Can I dermaplane at home?
You can get some of those small, single-blade razors, like the ones made by Tinkle. These are the easiest to use for dermaplaning at home. While your skin is still damp, draw the blade to remove fine hairs and peach fuzz. I will say, doing it at home with this type of razor does remove the peach fuzz and some of the dead skin. It’s just not quite as effective as the blade used in a medical spa.
Does dermaplaning cause breakouts?
It does not, and in fact it will likely help with breakouts. Here’s why, a buildup of dead skin can clog your pores and hair follicles, which can not only cause pimples but also block your skincare products from penetrating the skin. This is why exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, healthy glow. But, if you’re experiencing a current breakout, you’ll want to wait until you’re clear to have it done.
When my patients are looking for something simple to help maintain their face, I always recommend starting with dermaplaning. It’s easy, and the best way to exfoliate and get smooth, brighter skin.
Have you had your face dermaplaned, or been wanting to? I swear by it and would love to know your thoughts and experience.
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