Dermaplaning: What Is It And Why Do We Love It?

By Ruby M

When searching for the perfect product for your skin type, make sure you read the labels and ingredients on the bottle to be informed of what you are applying to your skin. Diet, smoking, and sleep also all affect your skin – so ensure that you are living a lifestyle in which your skin can flourish and glow.

Dermaplaning is a procedure by which thin razor blades known as dermatomes are used to remove the epidermis – which is the first layer of skin – from your face, as well as the tiny hairs known as “peach fuzz.” This process rids the skin of dirt and makes for smoother and more youthful-looking skin. 

So, What’s all the fuss about?

Dermaplaning is a gentle and relaxing way to cleanse and tighten your pores as well as remove vellus hairs with no redness or irritation. It’s also a great way to rejuvenate the skin and soothe acne. And it’s pretty much a natural primer; it allows makeup to have a smoother finish.

How often should you do it? 

Your age plays a role in how often you should go for treatments, but most experts will advise heading over to your skincare therapist (or esthetician) about once a month in order to keep those pesky little hairs away. It’s important to know not to go too often as this may result in your epidermis, the top layer of protection, becoming irritated or damaged.

Can it be done at home?

While YouTube tutorials may say otherwise, skincare professionals advise against attempting dermaplaning at home. First of all, the blades that you purchased at that cosmetic shop in town are nowhere near as sharp or effective as the medical-grade ones professionals use. Secondly, and more importantly, if not done right you can cut your face and cause scarring – sometimes even permanently. 

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