Dermaplaning. It’s a new skincare trend that’s filling the pages of beauty magazines (and blogs) all over the world. It’s the hottest way to remove facial hair, according to beauty experts. And just in case you were thinking that the hair comes back thicker and blacker, don’t worry, your face remains as clean and smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Of all the ways to get rid of facial hair – shaving, plucking, lasers or waxing – dermaplaning is the newest (and most effective) method. But how does it differ from others? And why would you use it instead of other methods to control your facial hair?
First, let’s explain what it is. Dermaplaning is essentially a very close shave – so close that it removes the top layer of dead skin. Performed by professionals, it leaves your face hairless, including all those little invisible baby hairs.
Of course, your eyebrows won’t be affected. The process helps clear away dead skin cells, which is why it leaves skin feeling so soft.
Does it hurt? Is it worth it?
If you’d like to try dermaplaning but you’re unsure, consider this. The procedure is useful if you struggle with ongoing facial hair growth. And, it’s a less harsh approach than pulling out hair with wax and doesn’t require the usual half an hour personal labour.
At the same time, if you’ve only got a few dark stray hairs on your lip, chin and brows, it might be overkill. While you’ll definitely notice a difference in how smooth your skin is, it’s real benefit is if you have a certain amount of hair to get rid of.
Dermaplanning helps products applied to the skin after the treatment absorb more readily and for foundation to go on smoothly. Your makeup will sit better and you probably won’t need to use as much, either.
No chemicals are used in the procedure, which is a huge plus. The magic is in the efficient, patented blade. It works for all skin colours and types and there’s no recovery time needed. Your hair will grow back the same as it was. The only concern is if you suffer from acne prone skin.
Follow up is just as important. Make sure you’ve got a great day-night skincare regime that’ll keep your skin hydrated, soft and smooth – long after the treatment.