Facial hair removal: how dermaplaning works +2023

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This is how facial hair removal works

Dermaplaning is a great way to make your skin glow.

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Hair removal on the face – so-called dermaplaning – is very trendy. But what effects does it promise and how exactly does it work? We explain to you what you have to pay particular attention to and what result you can expect.

Admittedly, dermaplaning is not entirely new and certainly not an invention that is only a big topic in this country. In the USA, especially in Hollywood, and especially in Asia, dermaplaning, i.e. shaving the face, has long been THE hit. Many beauty salons now offer facial treatments and you can choose tools for facial shaving at home in drugstores. But what does shaving the face actually promise?

Benefits of dermaplaning

Most of us have facial hair – some more, some less. It’s not about eye-catching lady beards, witch hair or eyebrows that have grown together. The primary target of dermaplaning is the many small, almost invisible hairs that can be found all over the face. They often cover the cheeks, jawline, chin, skin around the mouth, and sometimes the forehead and bridge of the nose. The “problem” of this fine hairs is that they die cover skin and therefore cannot properly reflect incident light. However, this is necessary in order for the skin to have the desired appearance of most “glow” receives. In addition Make-up products such as powder or make-up get caught in the fine baby hairfurther reducing the glow effect.

An additional benefit of dermaplaning is that shaving off the hair also removes dead hair skin flakes removed – basically like a peeling. The result: a rosier, fresher complexion. The skin can breathe again and the underlying skin cells are restored better supplied with oxygen and ingredients from care products such as creams, masks or serums. With dermaplaning, you give your skin another real one care boosterwhich can be seen immediately.

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Benefits of dermaplaning at a glance

  • no more annoying hairs on your face
  • neater appearance of the skin
  • dead skin cells are removed
  • more even and radiant complexion
  • rejuvenated complexion
  • Make-up can be applied more evenly
  • better absorption of skin care products
  • can counteract skin impurities

Disadvantages of dermaplaning

There are few downsides to a dermaplaning treatment, but you should be particularly careful if you have very sensitive skin that is easily irritated. Redness and slight itching may occur. Even dry skin can be a little uncomfortable feeling of tension react. However, all of these reactions can be quickly remedied after the shave with a moisturizing, soothing cream.

And, of course, you should be careful because dermaplaning involves shaving with a sharp blade. If you are unsure and/or don’t have a steady hand, you should consider having the treatment done by a professional, i.e. in a cosmetic studio. How to avoid scratches or small cuts in the face.

But don’t worry: using the new dermaplaning blades, which are now available in every drugstore, makes shaving your face really easy and safe.

Who would rather give up dermaplaning altogether?

For uneven skin injury and more severe irritation may occur. Therefore, all those under Acne, rosacea, neurodermatitis, psoriasis or eczema suffer – if they occur on the face – prefer to avoid dermaplaning. If you still want to try it, we strongly recommend that you consult a dermatologist beforehand. In this case, it is certainly better to visit a good cosmetics studio.

if you under extremely intense facial hair and this hair is sometimes thick and dark, you should look for another facial hair removal method instead of dermaplaning. Because shaving can cause thicker hair to grow in, causing pimples and small inflammations to form.

Tip: Other methods to remove facial hair are Epilation, waxing or the thread method. They are more suitable than dermaplaning for intensive hair growth on the face.

Possible disadvantages of dermaplaning at a glance

  • Redness, itching and irritation in sensitive and dry skin
  • Feeling of tension with dry skin
  • Slight risk of injury (mainly with bad tools and too quick, careless handling)
  • not recommended for acne, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea and eczema
  • not recommended for very strong hair growth or dark hair on the face

How to dermaplan at home: a guide

Would you like to take action right away and declare war on your facial hair? The best time to do this is in the evening, when you remove your make-up and clean your face anyway. In addition, the skin can calm down overnight from any minor irritations and shine the next morning.

The best things you should have ready for dermaplaning are:

  • an eyebrow razor, facial razor or special dermaplaning blades (please do not use normal body razors or men’s razors. These are not suitable.)
  • Face cleansing product
  • facial tonic
  • moisturizer
  • Sunscreen with sun protection factor

And this is how it’s done:

  1. Take your time and give yourself some rest with dermaplaning. This is very important so that you can work with a steady hand and do not leave any scratches or small cuts on your skin.
  2. Thoroughly clean your face. Preferably with a washing lotion or a cleansing cream. Afterward, it’s a good idea to apply a toner, preferably one that contains skin-soothing ingredients like aloe vera.
  3. Now you can with short and fast trains the face top down shave. A magnifying mirror can help you not to miss any spots. If you have pimples or pigment spots, it is better to avoid them carefully so as not to injure yourself in these areas.
  4. Wear one afterwards mild moisturizer on.
  5. After the dermaplaning you should definitely apply a sun protection factor, because your skin is more sensitive to light after the treatment than before. Without sun protection, unsightly pigment spots or sunburn can quickly occur – even in winter. So, think of one every day from now on Sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 (better 50 in summer)!

How often does dermaplaning need to be repeated?

The best way to do this is to observe yourself every day in a magnifying mirror. The speed of hair growth is different for everyone. But as a rough recommendation: You should repeat the dermaplaning every two to three weeksso that your skin can shine unhindered.

reading tip: If you want to know what you can do about razor bumps in the intimate area, this article might help you.


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