Dermaplaning is the name of the new trend in which facial hair is removed. We explain what women expect from it and which mistakes should be avoided.
A velvety skin feeling. Effective against wrinkles. An improved complexion. This is what tools for the application of dermaplaning promise. Experts do not fully agree on how effective the trend is. But what exactly is dermaplaning? The trend is practically a facial shave for women, in which fine hairs are removed. It should work like a physical peeling because it removes dead skin layers and reveals young skin cells.
The aim is not only to remove baby hairs on the face but also to improve the complexion. The removal is said to contribute to skin regeneration. Sharp blades are used for cosmetic treatment. But now there are also handy face razors for at home. By regenerating the skin, supposed blemishes such as acne scars or hyperpigmentation are supposed to be reduced. The absorption of nutrients from care products and the application of make-up should also be made easier.
Can dermaplaning also be dangerous?
Using a sharp blade to remove hair increases the risk of injury because you could cut yourself. That is why a special facial hair razor is more suitable for use at home. Alternatively, you can have the dermaplaning done during the professional cosmetic treatment. Beauticians can usually also better assess whether your skin on the face is suitable for hair removal.
Dermaplaning should not be used on very sensitive or diseased skin. This includes, for example, skin that suffers from neurodermatitis, rosacea, or psoriasis. In addition, side effects such as sore skin for the first two days can occur with the treatment. It can actually make acne worse in people with skin problems. Stubby shadows, rough hair that is growing back or ingrown can also be a side effects. Experts, therefore, recommend waxing for people with thicker facial hair.
You should also avoid these mistakes
It is important that the razor or blade are hygienic. In addition, the skin of the face should be well cared for after hair removal. Since it is particularly sensitive afterward, we recommend applying a cream with a special sun protection factor for the face. A serum with vitamin B or night cream with retinol can also contribute to care.
Since dermaplaning is not suitable for every facial skin, the use of a chemical peel is recommended as an alternative. An AHA peel consists of fruit acid, lactic acid, or glycolic acid and removes the upper dead skin layer just like dermaplaning. The skin can regenerate gently. But here, too, it is important to protect the skin with a cream with a high sun protection factor during the day after application. When using an AHA peeling, no facial hair is removed. After all, they are completely normal and are part of it.