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Beauty 101: Dermaplaning & Its Alternatives
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Beauty 101: Dermaplaning & Its Alternatives

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WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?

Think exfoliation to the tenth power. Dermaplaning is a fancy name for running a sharp blade through your face. We know, it sounds horrifying, but the procedure has actually been around for decades and seems to be very effective. It helps to remove the dead skin, increase a natural glow, while also taking away those pesky facial hairs. It’s the latest method women are using to grasp smoother, exfoliated skin.

 

THE GUYS ARE AHEAD IN A BEAUTY TREND?!

According to aesthetician Mary Schook, “Men are mechanically exfoliating their faces each time that they shave," says Schook. "That's why they sometimes appear to age more slowly than women do."

She also assures that when it’s done correctly, it won’t cause any inflammation or disrupt the delicate pH balance of the skin. During a dermaplaning session, an aesthetician pulls skin taut and gently strokes the extremely sharp surgical blade over your face. The blade removes the layer of dead skin responsible for dullness. Just don’t sneeze! We’re kidding, but not really, right? Ouch!

 

THE POSITIVES.

Aside from removing dead skin, women actually seem to be more interested in the hair removal part. Most women wouldn't dare to raise a razor to their face in fear of hair growing back darker, but doctors claim this type of blade cuts differently than your average razor. It won't make your hair grow back thicker! The procedure instantly removes peach fuzz for an ultra-smooth finish. This makes makeup glide on so smoothly, since foundation and powder can't cling to the tiny hairs!

 

So, we’re talking a youthful face, a healthy glow, and facial hair free? Dermaplaning, where have you been all these years?!

Not ready to go under the blade just yet? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of exfoliating products that’ll give you a natural glow:

Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub | Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash Exfoliating Burnt Brown Sugar & Karite Butter | Dove Gentle Exfoliating Bar | Olay Fresh Effects Bead Me Up! Exfoliating Cleanser

 

So, do you think you'll be giving this whole dermaplaning a try? Or, will you keep it safe with one of these facial products?

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