Even if you’re new to the world of skincare, you will have heard the miracle of exfoliation at least once. Every other beauty blog talks about the importance of exfoliating the skin, and rightly so, given its numerous benefits. Not only does it help to remove dead skin cells, promoting the regeneration of newer ones, making the skin look radiant and glowing, it also helps give the skin a smoother texture.
With more and more people becoming aware of the benefits exfoliation can provide their skin, they’re turning to the various methods of doing it. While the common ones are chemical peels and scrubs, dermaplaning is one technique that is becoming increasingly popular.
So what is dermaplaning and what all does it entail are a few questions that we’re going to be covering today. So stick around!
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method that provides benefits similar to exfoliation and shaving. It involves the gentle removal of the vellus hair a.k.a peach fuzz along with the top layer of the skin using a surgical scalpel. It helps to remove 21 days worth of dead skin cells, making your skin look radiant and glowing!
What is the difference between shaving and dermaplaning?
Many people consider shaving and dermaplaning to be the same thing. However, there is a slight difference. While shaving, similar to dermaplaning, helps to remove facial hair, it does not provide the exfoliating benefits that the latter does as it can not remove dead skin cells. It goes deeper than shaving, helping to rejuvenate the skin by helping to fade acne scars, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
One of the benefits of dermaplaning is that it is entirely painless with no down time at all. However, it should be noted that it should only be performed by a certified aesthetician as the sharp surgical blade could cause one’s skin to get cut and bleed profusely.
Another benefit of dermaplaning is the exfoliation it provides the skin, helping to make the skin look youthful and radiant. It sloughs off dead skin cells, promoting the synthesis of newer ones, giving the skin a radiant glow.
Dermaplaning, although not as deeply as a skin peel, can also help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and fine lines. It also improves the effectiveness of any anti-aging products applied thereafter as the skin is now ready to absorb all the goodness of skincare products!
It also enables the skin to become smooth, much like a clear canvas, enabling the makeup to glide and for skincare products to work more effectively.
While dermaplaning is not recommended for those with acne prone skin, for others it helps to prevent acne! It does so by removing the layer of dead skin cells which would otherwise get trapped and clog the pores, leading to breakouts.
It is also ideal for pregnant and lactating women who are supposed to steer clear of any chemical procedures during this time. As it involves nothing but a surgical blade, it is absolutely safe for them.
Word of caution.
While the procedure is safe for the most part, it should be noted that it should only be performed by a certified professional. While at-home dermaplaning kits are available, it’s not recommended to use them as they can cause the skin to get snagged very easily. Also, a professional always uses sterile tools, and there is little to no risk of infection as opposed to doing it at home.
Dermaplaning is only done on the face, other than the lips and eyes. However, if you have oily skin, this procedure is not recommended as it can cause the blade to snag, leading to irritation. Also, if you have acne, you should wait for it to settle down until you make an appointment with your aesthetician.
Dermaplaning and Leovard
We at Leovard aim to provide you with the best skincare solutions, helping you feel more beautiful and confident in your natural skin.
Any procedure, no matter how painless, can cause the skin to feel a little agitated, and dermaplaning is no different. We recommend using the Leovard Tonic, consisting of chamomile and lavender, post procedure, to help the skin feel calm, soothed and relaxed.
To really give your skin an oomph and make it look youthful for longer, we recommend using the Leovard anti-aging Serum, consisting of eight potent antioxidants, especially formulated to make your skin not only feel, but also look youthful and radiant. It also helps to diminish wrinkles and fine lines, enabling you to enjoy long lasting results, post dermaplaning.
Summing up, dermaplaning is a great way to take your skin game up a notch. The procedure is effective and the results are visible, making you look and feel beautiful and confident. So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment now!