Dermaplaning seems to be all the rage nowadays but what is it? Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method that uses a 10-gauge scalpel to scrape off facial hair and the outermost layer of dead skin cells. Removing this top layer reveals fresh, glowing skin and helps minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and acne.
What to Expect
In preparation, an esthetician or cosmetic dermatologist will cleanse and dry your skin. Then, working in sections, she’ll hold your skin taut and use short, fast strokes of the scalpel across your chin, cheeks, forehead, and nose. The painless procedure takes about fifteen minutes and feels similar to shaving your legs.
Since dermaplaning removes the outermost epidermal layer, including all traces of facial hair, it leaves your face smooth and silky. Makeup glides on, and your skin is better able to absorb skin care products, such as moisturizers and serums.
By stimulating cellular turnover, it evens out your skin tone, leaving it clear and bright.
It’s a great procedure to have done before a chemical peel or laser treatment since it aids in product absorption.
Since there’s no downtime or discomfort and no chemicals or medication involved, you can have it performed as often as you like. Many people have it done when their facial hair grows back, which takes about a month.
Dermaplaning leaves your skin sensitive to the sun, so use a broad-spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreen for several days following your treatment. To make your own sunscreen, check out our recipe here.
If you have cystic acne, wait until your skin clears up. Once your skin is clear, it can help prevent future breakouts.
Many people believe that hair grows back thicker after dermaplaning, but this is untrue. Your hair texture won’t change at all.
At Home Dermaplaning:
You can perform it at home, but don’t expect the same results of a professional session. However, at-home dermaplaning removes facial hair and lightly exfoliates at a fraction of the cost.
There are no fancy tools involved in an at home session. All you will need is a supply of cheap, one blade, disposable razors. Do not attempt to use a body razor.
1) cleanse your face
2) pat dry, and then apply a thin layer of La Lune Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil. [this allows the blade to glide easier on your skin]
3) start shaving your face in a downward motion – against the hair growth [get your cheeks, jawline, and forehead]
4) after you’re done, rinse your face with cool water and pat dry.
5) apply La Lune Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil
Dermaplaning brightens your skin instantly, and its long-term benefits include minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, and breakouts. It’s a painless way to achieve younger-looking, healthier skin.
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