How far are you willing to go for beauty? Would you consider shaving your face?
Dermaplaning is a way of exfoliating by shaving off the peach fuzz on your face – also known as vellus hair – with a little scalpel that should be safe to use on your face. It’s highly touted by many spas and estheticians as a way to remove dead skin for a brighter and glowing skin.
It sounds a bit scary, to be honest, but it’s actually not as invasive as it sounds – in fact, dermaplaning is quite easy once you properly learn how to use the tool and treat your skin afterwards, according to esthetician Kerry Benjamin.
“It's one of my favorite treatments,” said Benjamin, who launched her luxury skincare line StackedSkincare in 2011. “It allows for much better product penetration and for those of you who wear makeup, your makeup's going to go on a lot smoother.”
Benjamin became an esthetician after dealing with severe and chronic eczema her entire life and quickly grew a following in Los Angeles area with her unique method of treating skin by combining different ways of exfoliating the skin and using active ingredients in serums and tools for maximum efficacy. Her line of products includes the $75 dermaplaning tool, which is designed for home treatment.
“There's a beveled edge that wraps around the tip, so you're not going to nick yourself and we also have a blade guard that will prevent you from nicking yourself,” Benjamin said as she demonstrated how to use the blade.
Here are Benjamin’s instructions in a nutshell: Make sure your face is clean, pull the skin taut and gently shave your face at a 45-degree angle, then finish with serum and moisturizer afterwards. The tool
“Every once in a while, people might nick themselves but it's no different than a quick shaving nick and it heals in a day, you really can't even see it,” Benjamin said when asked about the safety of the treatment. She also warned against dermaplaning for those with active acne.
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