Dermaplaning 101

Oct. 19, 2020
Have you heard about dermaplaning? Maybe you've seen before and after results on Instagram. Essentially a do-it-all procedure, dermaplaning removes the top layer of your skin, removing peach fuzz, hair, and any dead cell buildup at a deeper level than shaving alone.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive procedure that’s great for everyone, even those with sensitive skin. There are no side effects or risks so long as you or the licensed professional performing the procedure sanitizes the tools and knows what they're doing. 
Dermaplaning is done by taking a fine blade and passing over the skin held at a taut angle to “shave” the face. Because you use a finer blade as opposed to a traditional razor, the dermaplaning tool is able to exfoliate the skin’s surface. Aside from removing the hair, any dead skin buildup will be removed. Think of it as a super powerful exfoliation with hair removal! 
In addition to exfoliating the face and removing hair, dermaplaning is effective at making skin texture appear smoother and more youthful since it removes the top layer of the skin. 
You can go to a salon or dermatologist to get the procedure done and since there’s no downtime, you can immediately wear makeup. Sessions can range anywhere between $50-$200!
Who should do it and who shouldn't?
Dermaplaning is great for everyone. Even if you don’t think your skin will benefit from it, it’s a great way to deeply exfoliate your skin. You may think that your exfoliant face wash is getting all there is, but wait until you try dermaplaning and see just how much buildup is really left! 
Dermaplaning will give the best results to those with uneven skin texture and those prone to closed comedones. Immediately after your skin will appear smoother. Incorporating dermaplaning into your routine will give you that small bump in your skincare routine that you may need.
How to Dermaplane
Dermaplaning can be done by a licensed professional or at home with the use of a dermaplaning blade. 
You can do it yourself by freshly cleansing your face and washing your hands. Make sure to wash your dermaplaning tool and sterilize it with rubbing alcohol before you begin. Going upwards against the hair on your face, hold your skin taught as you pass the blade over your skin at a 45 degree angle. Be sure to wash off your face after as there will be a lot of hair and buildup!
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If you’re nervous to try it alone or want to achieve the best results possible, you can get it professionally done. Personally, I see no problem with dermaplaning at home as it’s a safe and easy procedure. You can find dermablades at most drugstores now. I dermablade my face once a week, or as needed when I notice an excess of dry skin and peach fuzz.
Have you tried dermaplaning? Share your thoughts below!
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