Every day in the beauty world, we come across new trends. One of the raves of the moment is dermaplaning, and in this article, we will explain everything you need to know. From the benefits and risks of a dermaplane it is advisable to get it done at home or visit a professional esthetician. If you have ever come across someone shaving their face, then you might have seen them dermaplane.
What is Dermaplane?
The word “derma” refers to the skin, while “plane” means to make a surface smooth. Dermaplane refers to the smoothening of the skin to give it an even texture. Dermaplane removes dead skin from the top layers of the skin. Unlike exfoliation, it requires using a scalpel-like device to get rid of the top layer of the skin. When they hear the word “dermaplane,” it sounds fancy but did you know you can do it yourself at home? Dermaplaning promises to leave you with smooth and glowing skin while also getting rid of wrinkles. You might not need to break the bank to get your dermaplane, as with proper guidance, you can do it at home.
Benefits of dermaplaning
1. It exfoliates the skin and helps to get rid of dead skin cells. Dermaplane is like physical exfoliation because you get to see the extracts from your skin while you’re shaving. After dermaplaning, your skin will be less flaky and smoother to look at and feel.
2. It helps to get rid of peach fuzz. What is peach fuzz? Also known as vellus hair, peach fuzz is the soft hair on our facial skin. Sometimes it gets in the way during the application of makeup products. While the peach fuzz helps reduce sweating on the skin, there is no effect when you get rid of it. Also, peach fuzz makes us have uneven skin tone as it’s a different complexion or makes your skin appear darker. When you remove peach fuzz through dermaplaning, your skincare and makeup products will sit evenly on the skin.
3. It allows your skincare products to absorb better. When you remove dead skin cells through dermaplaning, your skin will be able to allow product penetration.
4. It gives healthier and more radiant skin. Dermaplaning makes your complexion brighter and reduces the appearance of acne scarring.
Side Effects of Dermaplaning
Before you proceed to dermaplane your skin, be sure to know your skin type. Dermaplaning can irritate when not done correctly. You can avoid irritation when you dermaplane slowly. It is best to ask for professional help when you have acne or bumps on your face.
By being mindful of the products you use during dermaplaning, you can reduce the risk of a breakout. It is best to use a natural product as harsh ones will only irritate your skin.
With these side effects that can be handled, it is safe to say that dermplaning is good for the skin. It is safe to note that it is a low-risk procedure, and it’s normal to notice a slight redness after dermaplaning. If you notice patchy skin after dermaplaning, there’s no need to panic as it will disappear in little or no time at all. The following tips will help you dermaplane at home.
How to dermaplane at home
1. Before you start to dermaplane, prep your skin and ensure it is dry before you proceed.
2. Start from your forehead. Hold your skin with the other hand and avoid applying pressure, so don’t cut your skin.
3. Shave in a downward position and shave your entire face, excluding your hairline and eyebrows.
4. It is advisable not to shave the neck area as it is sensitive and does not have a peach fuzz.
When you are done dermaplaning, apply any fragrance-free moisturizer. You won’t need to exfoliate your freshly dermaplane skin as it will only lead to breakouts and might damage your skin barrier.
Your new skin will be vulnerable for the first week, and it is best to remove harsh products from your routine. If you have to go out in the sun, always remember to wear SPF.
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Have you tried to dermaplane before? How did it go?