1. It’s The Best Way To Exfoliate Your Skin
There are literally a zillion different ways to exfoliate your skin (with scrubs, with chemical peels, with Japanese sponges — the list goes on and on), but dermaplaning tends to work best because of its ability to promote deeper and more even penetration of the skin.
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands.
2. It Reduces Visible Signs of Aging
As soon as you reach your mid-20’s, it becomes increasingly important to take steps to reduce the signs of aging. A decrease in matrix proteins like collagen and elastin are to blame for visible signs of aging and dermaplaning helps promote the production of these proteins. Hello, eternal youth.
3. It Immediately Evens Your Skin
Not only does dermaplaning even out the texture of your skin, it helps make the color appear smoother too. The process is beneficial for hyper pigmentation because it helps fend off the things in your body that inhibit production of melanin, which is what gives your skin its color.
4. Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses.
Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras. “Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.
5. It Doesn’t Hurt
Waxing and threading have made it seem like in order for hair removal to be effective, it has to hurt. That is so not the case with dermaplaning, which is entirely painless but just as effective when it comes to getting rid of facial hair.
6. Dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion?
They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. Microdermabrasion suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin. Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But, keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference.
7. It Helps With Acne
“Hyperkeratosis” is a buildup of the top layer of your skin, which causes dull complexion and acne. Dermaplaning reduces the thickness of this layer which helps correct these conditions.
Plus, removing this layer of dead skin makes it easier for topical products — like acne creams — to penetrate your skin.
8. It Gets Rid Of Baby Hair
What’s better than getting smooth, glowing skin? Getting smooth, glowing,hairless skin. Dermaplaning also gets rid of the vellus hairs (affectionately known as “baby hairs” or “peach fuzz”) on the surface of your face in the process of removing dead skin.
9. But Won’t Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker
One of the most common misconceptions about dermaplaning, is that it will make the hair on your face grow back darker and thicker. “This is a total myth!” Dermaplaning will have the same effects on your facial hair as shaving your face with a razor, and will not change the texture or number of hair follicles you have on the surface of your face.
10. It Helps Makeup Go On More Smoothly
Dermaplaning provides a completely clean palate, which will help your makeup go on more smoothly and stay on longer.