Skincare • 17 June 2020
We know that the thought of taking a razor to your face sounds scary, but we’re here to tell you that you could actually hugely benefit from shaving your face. Read on as we debunk the myths surrounding this trending beauty treatment, and we address the big question everyone wants to know the answer to - will dermaplaning make me grow a beard?
What exactly is dermaplaning?
It’s a skin treatment that uses a small blade (like the DERMAFLASH LUXE) to gently skim over the skin, effectively buffing away peach fuzz (the little fluffy hairs on your face) and dead skin cells. As your skin is constantly exposed to environmental aggressors, irritants and UV light, your skin can look dull, mature and become clogged with dirt and dead skin cells. Dermaplaning is one of the best ways to exfoliate your skin and instantly brighten your complexion.
Why should I shave my face?
There are so many benefits to this treatment, not only will your skin feel and look instantly smoother and more radiant, but this glowing, soft skin is the perfect base for makeup application. No wonder it’s a highly popular treatment used to prep the faces of celebrities before glamorous awards ceremonies, to help to achieve that flawless finish.
Now there’s also the benefit of increased product absorption, which means all of your favourite creams, oils and serums will work much more effectively. By exfoliating peach fuzz and the build up of dead skin cells, dermaplaning removes the barrier on the skin allowing your skincare products to penetrate much deeper into the skin.
Does it hurt?
You use short, feathery strokes across the skin to gently ‘shave’ away the peach fuzz and dead skin cells. Because the treatment uses a fine blade on the surface of your skin, the treatment is completely painless and there’s no downtime either. Your skin can look a little flushed after the treatment but this quickly subsides.
The treatment is suitable for all skin types, but if you suffer from acne you should avoid dermaplaning as you may spread acne-causing bacteria across your face.
Will I grow a beard?
So the all important question - will you grow a beard? It has been clinically proven that your hair will not grow back faster, thicker, or darker in colour after dermaplaning.
The treatment works by shaving the hair on the surface, which doesn’t affect the structure of the hair follicle. Because dermaplaning blunts the hair’s edge, it may feel as though the hair is ‘thicker’ than before, but once the hair has grown back in, it will look and feel exactly the same as before.
How do I care for my skin after dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so you should try to avoid sun exposure after your treatment and always use an SPF on your face.
Keep your skin glowing and hydrated after your treatment by applying your favourite serum or moisturiser - remember your products will also be absorbed much better after removing the barrier to penetration.