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A few years ago I had my first Dermaplane. I had honestly never heard of it before until I was in the salon getting my eyebrows microbladed and my esthetician gave me a brief overview when I was complaining about my pores and dry face. It’s been a while since I had my last one and I knew I was extremely overdue by how dry my forehead has been and my makeup not looking as flawless on my skin as I’d prefer. This time did a little splurge and had a full facial along with the procedure!
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a procedure performed by an esthetician by using a small scalpel to remove hair and dead skin from your face and neck. It may have been a little scary the first time hoping that no one sneezes causing a nick during the process, but all was good! 😉
I used to get one about every 6 weeks, but I’m awful about making the time for myself to keep up with it. So now I try to get it done at the end of summer and the end of winter.
This time around Christina from Dallas Beauty Lounge performed the service for me and started out using two cleansers. I went in with a clean face and made sure to use my favorite makeup remover towel the night before to be sure I was ready. It’s amazing because even though she was using cleansers, I never felt like my face was sudsy during the process.
Now’s the time she broke out the blade… all joking aside you don’t feel a scraping sensation or anything. I could definitely tell the areas where she was able to remove more skin and hair because she kept going over those sections and wiping away the evidence.
After removing all of the dead skin and hair from the face she applied a hydrating mineral mask with a fan brush to bring more hydration to the face.
My salon offered different extras you can add on to the procedure. For $5 I asked for a sugar lip scrub. My lips always suffer and are chapped throughout the dry winter so it was a necessity for me. Now I’m keeping up with using my favorite lip balm to keep them hydrated now that the dead stuff is gone.
I was pretty surprised how well she was able to remove the mineral mask and everything else with just a warm towel. Once everything was removed she wrapped up by applying a nourishing skin elixir that heals the skin from the inside out and a colostrum glow cream moisturizer. I was literally glowing afterward and two days later still haven’t needed to wear makeup! I’ll be honest, I was a little shocked when she told me the moisturizer was a colostrum cream. I truly just thought that was for our babies when they were born and nursing, so if it’s that good for them think of how great it would be for our faces.
Now for the fun part… seeing all the gross stuff that comes off your face. Many people worry and question if by “shaving” the hair off of your face will result in it coming back course and black. In my experience, I’ve had the procedure done six times now and that’s never been the case. The expert answer to that is: It’s biologically impossible for hair to grow back thicker because of shaving. … This hair is so thin and soft that removing it with a dermaplaning tool will have little to no impact on how it looks when it grows back. After removing the vellus hair, your skin will instantly feel and look smoother and brighter.
Yep, go ahead and say it… that’s gross! It’s so disgusting to see all that buildup of dead skin and how much hair is actually on my face that I don’t realize, but it’s also refreshing! Now, take the time and treat yourself to a Dermaplane Facial and share with me on Facebook or Instagram what came off your face. 😉