Have you ever thought of shaving your face? For women, we typically think of this as something only men do, but it might be time to change our views on this. Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliating the outer most layer of skin with a special dermaplaning razor. Not only does dermaplaning exfoliate the skin, it also shaves away peach fuzz as well, giving a super smooth feel to the skin.
This technique of exfoliation is usually performed by a licensed aesthetician and it requires control and knowledge. The aesthetician carefully moves the razor in light short strokes and assesses how deep they want to exfoliate. Care must be taken in order to not exfoliate too deeply, because the top of our epidermis plays an important protective role against not only external factors, but also protects against our skin losing hydration.
Dermaplaning may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and even acne scars. Another benefit is that it may allow deeper product penetration, which means you will get more out of your skin care products. Another great benefit is that your makeup will apply more smoothly and may even blend easier and nicer than before.
When it comes to dermaplaning, you must be sure to practice safety and have confidence in your aesthetician and the safety and cleanliness of their environment. Just like with other razors, you must understand that there may be micro-tears and this means the skin and all tools involved must be very clean before beginning. These measures must also be taken if you are using at-home dermaplaning razors as well. Always remember to use a light hand and be conservative, in order to avoid any mishaps.
All in all we've found that dermaplaning has truly helped give our skin a wonderfully soft and youthful texture and look. This is a technique we will definitely be keeping up with in our skin care regimen.