Dermaplaning shocked the beauty community when it was first introduced. This, however, is a valid reaction when you hear what dermaplaning is. If you have no idea what it is yet, it’s an anti-aging technique that involves shaving your face, neck, and décolletage to exfoliate the skin. Sounds crazy right? But with proper safety guide on how to do it and a little boost of courage, you will see how it can transform your skin into a glowing beautiful you.
Read on to find out what dermaplaning is, how to do it at home, and its benefits to your skin. Plus, will hair grow thicker and darker if you shave your face? We’re busting that myth in this article.
- What Is Dermaplaning
- Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Is Dermaplaning Safe to Try?
- How To Dermaplane at Home
- Does Dermaplaning Grow Your Hair Thicker?
What Is Dermaplaning
Hearing the words shaving and face together sounds very controversial especially if you are a woman with body hair. Let’s face it, the stigma that women should be hairless can make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious. However, facial hair removal is not the only benefit of dermaplaning. So, what exactly is dermaplaning and how can it help you get glowing skin?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating method by scraping the topmost layer of the skin – peach fuzz, oil, dead skin cells, and dirt included – using a tool called derma blade. A dermaplane blade is designed to exfoliate the epidermis of the skin unlike a sharp razor and scalpel. This method is pain-free and an alternative to microdermabrasion.
Check out this TikTok from @jasminesvanity on how microdermabrasion works:
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Benefits of Dermaplaning
The concept of dermaplaning is foreign and intriguing because of the razor like tool that is used for exfoliation. However, dermaplaning at home is very easy and you will be amazed by the benefits of this skincare technique. Here are some fantastic reasons why you should try dermaplaning:
- Provides anti-wrinkle benefits by stimulating collagen production
- Blackhead removal
- Removes peach fuss/ facial hair
- Smooth skin texture and tone
- Smoother makeup application
Is Dermaplaning Safe to Try?
Getting a nick is highly unlikely if you follow the guide below on how to do it safely at home. However, dermaplaning is not advisable for those who have active eczema, rashes, or severe acne. If you plan to dermaplane at home, make sure to avoid the areas with acne or rashes. Please consult with your doctor or dermatologist if you have a skin allergy before trying this method. If you are not comfortable trying it at home, there are licensed aestheticians who can do it for you.
How To Dermaplane at Home
Dermaplaning at home is cost effective, fast, and easy. Here’s a detailed guide on how you can do it at home.
Step 1: Cleanse your face with a gentle facial cleanser and pat dry. You may apply your favorite facial oil or moisturizer, however, dermaplaning works better with dry and oil-free skin. Dry skin removes more peach fuzz and removes dead skin cells better than skin with face oil.
Step 2: Use your dominant hand to hold the dermaplane tool and slowly shave your facial hair in a downward motion. Start from cheeks to your jaw. Repeat until you cover all face, jaw, and neck hair. Avoid the hairline, side of the nose, lips, and eyelids.
Step 3: Once done, apply a hydrating moisturizer and serums.
Check out this TikTok from @aminakskincare on how she does it!
@aminakskincare Peachfuzz Removal✨ #HappyEaster #dermaplaning #aloevera #shaving #peachfuzz #dermplaningfacial #hairremoval @tryjill ♬ original sound - Blue Nightmare
Does Dermaplaning Grow Your Hair Thicker?
One of the most asked questions about dermaplaning is if your hair will grow thicker and darker after doing this exfoliating method. To answer the question – NO, this will not make your hair grow back thicker and coarse. This is a myth because you are not messing with the follicle and the hair will grow back the same width and texture.
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