Dermaplaning – wellness for the face?

Some women suffer from small hairs, dander and bumps on the face. Dermaplaning is supposed to remedy this: facial shaving ensures even and smooth skin. But how does dermaplaning work and how healthy is facial shaving really for the skin?

Dermaplaning has been used to treat acne since the 1970s, but facial shaving is also said to help against light facial fluff and dandruff.

Dermaplaning – that’s behind facial shaving

Dermaplaning can simply be described as facial shaving for women. However, no normal razor is used, but a special dermaplaning blade or a small eyebrow razor. Both devices are very fine, have a blade sharpened on one side and are rounded at one end. This allows for particularly precise work and reduces the risk of injury.

Goal of dermaplaning:

  • Removal of fine facial fluff (vellus hair)
  • Loosen dead skin cells
  • Facial skin care through mechanical exfoliation, as an alternative to chemical  peels

The treatment aims to make the skin glow and ensure a fresh complexion.

Dermaplaning: How it works

While professional dermaplaning in the beauty salon aims  to treat skin impurities  or acne, small dermaplaning razors are mostly used at home for  hair removal  .

Beauticians are usually very experienced in handling the fine blade, they can also reach hard-to-reach areas of the skin without irritating the skin or causing injuries.

Anyone who already has problems using the eyebrow razor and prefers professional advice with subsequent treatment should take advantage of the cosmetic studio’s offer. The cost can be between 50 and 200 euros.

There are a few steps to follow when treating at home.

Tip:  Smooth, non-sensitive areas – for example the forehead – are well suited to becoming familiar with the dermaplaning razor for women.

  1. Cleanse the face:  In order to prevent infections caused by bacteria and residues from make-up and other cosmetic products, the skin should be sufficiently cleaned with facial tonic. Then pat the skin dry, tighten the relevant area of ​​skin and position the eyebrow razor at an angle of around 45 degrees.
  2. Gentle shaving of facial hair: Let the  blade glide over the skin from top to bottom in short, quick strokes without pressure. Caution: Even small razor blades can cause serious damage. Care should be taken when working to avoid cuts or abrasions.
  3. Nourish skin and protect from the sun:  A skin care product or serum can help soothe the skin after treatment. Anyone who then spends time outdoors should also use sunscreen, as the skin can be more sensitive after the  scales  and hair have been removed.
  4. Give the skin time:  After the shave, chemical peels or perfumed skin creams should stay in the drawer. The skin should be spared and given time to calm down.

The blade should not be applied to birthmarks or skin blemishes, as this can lead to injuries to the affected skin areas.

Advantages and disadvantages of dermaplaning

The advantages of facial shaving at a glance:

  • The natural regeneration process after removing the skin flakes ensures a radiant complexion.
  • Dermaplaning promotes blood circulation and opens the skin for care products and serums, which can counteract the aging process of the skin.
  • Make-up and powder can be applied more evenly, but can also be removed more easily, which can prevent infections from residues.

By the way, the hair does not grow back any more after the treatment.

If used incorrectly, facial shaving also harbors risks, these are mostly injuries in the form of:

  • abrasions
  • skin irritation
  • cuts

If you are interested in dermaplaning, you can also have it done in a beauty salon. If you have skin problems, you should also seek medical advice.

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