All About my Dermaplaning Experience!

As many people have raved about in the beauty interested, dermaplaning was the brand new craze of 2019. After watching a YouTube video with Ellie Mecham and her sister Bonnie Hollein, I decided to try it for myself!

What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a low-risk, exfoliating treatment that involves a gentle scraping to the surface of the skin with a blade. It is almost like shaving your face but in a much more finer way. Due to the small blade, it is able to remove the dead skin cells in addition to removing wispy facial hair, so skin is more even in tone and texture. It can be done professionally in a clinic by either a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician or at home by yourself, using one of many different brands of at home kids.

Why do it? 
Exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, healthy glow. By dermaplaning, the result is smoother, brighter skin because it removes peach fuzz and dead skin. This allows makeup to go on much more flawlessly, and also allows your skincare products to penetrate your skin more effectively.

Are there any negatives?
Immediately after completion, you may have a little bit of redness on the skin. Some people also have whitehead breakouts or even scarring, but these are rare. For infection and scarring risks, do not do dermaplaning over active acne. Also, as tempted as it may be, don't put on makeup immediately after treatment.

My method? 
I went for the cheap option of using a Tinkle razor and I love it. I tend to do it every 4 to 6 weeks and usually save it until just before a big or special event, where I want to look my best. Due to not wanting to put makeup on straight after, I do it at night after cleansing my face, and I use Nangai Oil by Senegence to act as a barrier. You do need to make sure you skin is completely clean before beginning. A lot of people say to leave it 24 hours from the research I did prior to starting, but I don't feel it particularly makes a difference.
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When you use the blade, pull your skin taught but gently and hold the blade relatively parallel to the skin. I start at my ears and then work my way across my cheeks to by chin and then repeat on the other side. I also do my forehead and upper lip, but rarely get anything from the former.

My experience?
I've now been doing dermaplaning for over a year. I know I worried, as many do, about hair growing back thicker and darker. I can safely say...it does not. It may feel like it grows back thicker because you're used to not having it there for a period of time, so it feels different. The only difference is that it feels a little coarser to the touch because of the way it's been cut but it's not particularly noticeable.

For the simple process and relatively cheap method, I think it's great and I love the results. I also love the idea that my skincare works better and I love how my makeup looks for the first couple of weeks afterwards.

My only complaint is that it is an ongoing cost. You do want to blade to be sharp so I tend to use each blade around 3 times and then throw it away as they are disposable and a lot of people say to use them just once, but I find them a little too pricey to do that.

Overall, I defintely won't be turning back anytime soon and it's now apart of my regular skincare routine which I love. Have you tried dermaplaning? Do you want to? What do you think?

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