Dermaplaning is an emerging social media-driven beauty trend that has been gaining attention for the past couple of years. Dermaplaning involves both facial hair removal and skin exfoliation at the same time. But it consists of the use of a razor. So, is it a safe procedure? Does it have any harmful effects? This article discusses the benefits and harmful effects of dermaplaning and why it has emerged as an evolving beauty trend in the past decade.
Why Should You Dermaplane?
There are a variety of reasons to dermaplane which include:
- Facial hair does not grow back thicker
Facial hair does not grow back thicker when you dermaplane them than waxing or threading. This is because when you wax or thread your hair, you remove the papilla along with the hair. The papilla is a structure located just beneath the hair follicle. Removing the papilla can cause the hair to grow back thicker. In the case of dermaplaning, you remove hair at the base of the skin without damaging the papilla.
- Easy and smooth makeup application
Dermplaning removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin smooth and even. This makes makeup application very easy.
- Quick and simple procedure
A trip to the spa can be relaxing, but sometimes you do not have the time and cost to enjoy a spa. This is where dermaplaning comes in handy. This requires only a razor available at any drugstore or grocery store and can give excellent results too. You can do it whenever you want, taking only a few minutes.
- Smoother skin
Dermaplaning leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth since it removes the top dead layer of the skin. People may not notice it, but you may feel your skin softer and silkier than ever before.
Some Side Effects Of Dermaplaning
Dermplaning has a few side effects, apart from its various benefits. Side effects include:
- Skin irritation
- Risk of cuts and scarring
- Sensitivity to light and sun rays
- Skin dryness
- Bacterial infection/ spread
How To Dermaplane?
Dermplaning is an easy procedure that can be effectively performed at home, and you wouldn’t require shaving cream.
- Wash your face and dry it with a towel.
- Hold your skin tight with one hand.
- Next, hold your razor at an angle of 45 degrees.
- Begin gliding your device across the skin in short, light strokes.
- Then apply your skincare.
How Often Should You Dermaplane?
Dermaplaning should not be done very frequently. Once or twice a month is sufficient to achieve the desired results. Dermaplaning your skin more often can result in skin irritation.
However, if you notice skin irritation, discontinue dermaplaning and talk with your dermatologist.
Lorna. (2020, March 26). 10 BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANING. Retrieved from Calveo: https://calveo.co.uk/benefits-of-dermaplaning/
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