Should you be shaving your face for better skin?
I’ve often thought guys who foamed up daily and shaved their face with a blade had one up on the rest of us, as shaving in this way removes not only facial hair but also exfoliates the skin.
And, contorting the face to get the perfect smooth shave, is an excellent little workout for the muscles of the face.
But, as a woman I’d never shaved my face, in fact for a long time, I thought of this as a desperate measure for the more hirsute amongst us, and I mistakenly believed, just like the male beard the hair would grow back thick and coarse. I was wrong.
The facial hair on the face of a woman is known as vellus hair, unlike the hair that grows on your legs or the beard of a man, which is known as terminal hair which grows back thick and coarse.
It may seem strange to you at first — the idea of shaving your face. But read on, as the results are amazing and the immediate effect will be smooth, glowing skin with the benefit of improved cell turnover for healthy glowing skin.
Dermaplaning could be one of the gentlest and most effective ways to exfoliate your skin and bring back its natural glow.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning or as some call it, dermablading is a clinical treatment where a surgical blade is gently passed over the face to remove dead skin cells and soft vellus hair.
Every time you lift or exfoliate the very top layer of skin away, it signals the lower layers of the skin to renew and move upwards.
What does this mean for you?
Unfortunately, as we get older, our cell turnover slows down.
The surface of the skin becomes dull, rough in texture, often becoming dehydrated, and fine lines become more accentuated.
The essential growth and turnover of new cells, originating from the basal layer slow in their production, leading to further skin dysfunction.
Dermaplaning, when done correctly, will activate your skin’s cell turnover and improve the performance of your skin or put it another way, dermaplaning encourages your skin to behave more youthfully.
Is Dermaplaning good for your skin?
Well, yes and I’ve got three reasons why it’s a pretty good idea.
Firstly, the skin regains its radiance and luminosity, dehydration reduces, and the texture becomes smooth once again.
Secondly, new cells are activated to improve the rate of turnover similar to that of young skin and thirdly; a vast improvement in the penetration of topical skincare will increase the results of your homecare routine.
You can get this done professionally as I’ve already mentioned or if you prefer a DIY method, there are dermaplaning tools available on the market for home dermaplaning facials such as Dermaflash which a premium device for dermaplaning.
At the top end of home devices, Dermaflash instantly removes dead skin cells, built-up debris, and peach fuzz.
This device was designed for the delicate skin on a woman’s face and was created by a woman for women.
Enhancing the power of skincare products by gently erasing the barrier of dead cells to assist in better product absorption while creating a flawless canvas for makeup.
Dermaflash also sell skincare products to assist in the use of their home care device which you can find at currentbody.com.au
Serums you can apply after dermaplaning to pack a punch and activate your youth enzymes.
A potent concentrated formula to boost vitamin A in your skin.
When used regularly vitamin A will rejuvenate the skin, support DNA repair and supply essential nutrition to the skin.
You’d only use this serum if your skin is well acquainted with a potent formulation of vitamin A.
A triple peptide formula to support collagen synthesis Matryxl 3000, Synthe 6 and Trylagen as well as a botanical proprietary blend known as Meritage which protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun reducing the incidence of blotchy hyperpigmentation.
A concentrated hydrating serum with the benefits of a triple peptide formula including Matryxl 3000 which famously supports the strength and rehabilitation of damaged skin. Perfect for dry and dehydrated skin in need of a boost.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
By now you might be wondering is it right for you? Well, as long as you don’t have acne infection or inflammation or other skin sensitivities like rosacea, then you should be okay with dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning is painless, you can do it as often as you like and what’s more, there’s no social downtime, just amazing, glowing skin.
It’s perfect before a big event when you want your makeup to look flawless.
Your skin will glow with renewal and your skincare will be absorbed more efficiently.
And if you’re feeling a bit fuzzy, then dermaplaning is definitely for you. And don’t worry, your baby fine vellus hair will grow back just as softly as the day you shaved them away.
But, whenever you do it, don’t forget, you’ve removed dead skin cells along with your vellus hair and wearing broad-spectrum sun protection is absolutely essential!
And now you?
Still not sure? You can shoot me an email here. You’ll get a personal response from me, usually on the same day.
See you next time,
Note: The featured image is just for fun, the best method of dermaplaning is with a specifically developed home device (no shaving cream required), such as the one featured from Dermaflash.