What Is Dermaplaning?
I’m sure you’ve seen many videos on Instagram where women are seen to be ‘shaving’ their face, and it’s becoming a super popular trend. Dermaplaning used to be something you could only achieve by heading to a beauty salon, however you can totally give dermaplaning a try at home, and I’m going to share some must-have tips if you do want to try out dermaplaning yourself.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment where you use an exfoliating blade to skim both dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face. Everyone has vellus hair on the face, which is also known as being peach fuzz. It’s usually very soft, light coloured and not very noticeable. Some people have darker vellus hair, but it can affect how your makeup applies to the skin, depending on how much vellus hair you have.
Dermaplaning is also known as being called microplaning or blading, and the treatment can be used by any skin type. Some facialists offer the removal of vellus hair as part of their facial routine, but it’s super easy to do yourself and it’s amazing how much of a difference it can make to the texture of your skin.
It is said that since the beginning of the global pandemic, sales of dermaplaning devices have risen dramatically as people haven’t been able to visit their usual beauty salons for beauty treatments. You can purchase super affordable dermaplane tools, and it really is super easy to do and only takes a matter of seconds too.
One of the reasons dermaplaning is so popular, is that by removing the layer of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. By removing the barriers on the surface of the skin, it can help your skincare products to fully penetrate the skin, meaning they’re a lot more effective post dermaplane treatment. I personally love using essences, but it’s amazing how even more hydrating they are once you’ve removed the vellus hair from the skin.
Shaving Vs. Dermaplaning?
Both shaving and dermaplaning involve removing unwanted hair, but they are completely different treatments. Dermaplaning involves exfoliating the epidermis as well as removing your peach fuzz hair, whereas shaving purely removes hair. Dermaplaning can be more gentle on the skin providing you use a high quality, sanitised tool and you don’t get razor burns or ingrown hairs either.
Hollywood Browzer – Hollywood Browzer is just one brand that offers facial razors, which can be used anywhere on the face to remove hair, and not just for dermaplaning. Hollywood Browzer also offer the Hollywood Smoother which works like a dermaplaning tool to safely and effectively remove the top layer of dead dull skin and peach fuzz, revealing smooth, bright radiant looking skin.
Eyebrow Razor – If you look on Amazon or eBay, you’ll find many different eyebrow razors which typically are brightly coloured and usually come in a pack of three of five. It is recommended that you only ever use one razor / tool once, as it’s more sanitary, but you can sanitise the blades in-between uses should you want to. I’ve found the eyebrow razor tools to be more akin to shaving as they’re not very sharp, and you have to go over the same piece of skin many times to remove the hair, which can leave the skin looking and feeling a little irritated.
Dermaflash Luxe Dermaplaning Tool – This is a pricey option, but a tool that has been created specifically for dermaplaning the face. It features a stainless steel blade, as well as a subtle sonic vibration that better helps to remove facial hair and dull skin for a fresh glow.
I really hope you found this dermaplaning guide helpful, and it inspires you to give the treatment a try…