What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation facial treatment that uses a surgical blade to remove dead skin and peach fuzz. Dermaplaning helps to remove the effects of sun damage, reduce signs of ageing, diminish hyperpigmentation, brightens dull skin and exfoliates the skin. Dermaplaning is completely pain free with no recovery time.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning helps active ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin, as a result of the removal of dead skin that usually prevents penetration. Therefore, using targeted skincare products such as moisturisers, masks and skin peels after this service can help to intensify the results that you’re looking for. One of the more visual benefits of Dermaplaning is the removal of peach fuzz. After Dermaplaning makeup glides smoothly and flawlessly over your new rejuvenated skin. Dermaplaning also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and achieves a healthier and more radiant appearance.
Dermaplaning works even better with a skin peel
The exfoliation method of Dermaplaning removes the waterproof upper layers of the skin to allow penetration and absorption of a variety of advanced vitamin serums, which are contained in skin peels. The results of the skin peel will be much more effective following Dermaplaning, due to the removal of dead skin cells.
Step by step Dermaplaning tutorial with Rio Anderson at Glow Lash & Brow Bar
Step 1 – Double cleanse
Before the Dermaplaning procedure begins, your Dermaplane UK Aesthetics Technician will ensure that all makeup is removed, and then double cleanse the skin using a natural and organic cleanser. The cleanser will be massaged into the face using circular motions to remove the remaining makeup and dirt. This process is repeated in order to perform a double cleanse which ensures that the face is dirt and oil free before the main event – the Dermaplaning exfoliation treatment. It is best to use cleansers that are rich in antioxidants, as they help to delay skin ageing and are highly moisturising.
Step 2 – Dermaplaning procedure
Next, your Dermaplane Technician will use a surgical blade at a 45 degree angle to remove peach fuzz and dead skin cells hence performing deep exfoliation of your skin. During this stage you will feel a light scraping on your skin – this is the peach fuzz being shaved off along with dead skin cells and dirt. The Dermaplaning procedure is completely pain free and relaxing. Some of our clients find this so relaxing that they take a nap. Your Technician will work their way around areas of the face, working on one area at a time, covering the whole face to just below the jawline, which is where you will have the most peach fuzz.
Every Dermaplaning treatment is different, depending on your Technician and because every procedure is tailored to you and your skin. Our Dermaplane Technicians tend to start with Dermaplaning the forehead, where they will then work their way down to the cheeks, which is an area of the face where there is more peach fuzz. They will then move on to the chin and just below the jawline. The last area of the face that is Dermaplaned is the nose, this area of the face is performed gently and delicately. Your Dermaplane Technician will usually place your dead skin cells and peach fuzz onto a black napkin, where they will show you your results and how much dirt, makeup build up, dead skin and peach fuzz has been removed from the face – these results are usually pretty shocking!
Step 3 – Toner
Once the Dermaplaning procedure is completed, and your Dermaplane Technician is happy with the removal of dead skin, build up of dirt, makeup and peach fuzz, they will then massage a toner into all areas of the face. This is performed to remove any loose skin cells and hair that has been left over from the Dermaplaning treatment. Always double check with your Dermaplane Technician that the toner they are using is alcohol free, as this is very gentle on the skin.
Top tip: We recommend that you use a toner that contains lavender floral water, which is an excellent tonic for the skin. Its anti-bacterial properties help to naturally cleanse deep down the skin pores, while its soothing properties calm irritated skin. Lavender is excellent for oily skin as it has astringent properties, helping to remove excess oil from your skin.
Step 4 – Rich moisturiser and facial massage
This procedure is completed with a rich moisturiser facial massage. Your Dermaplane Technician will use circular movements to ensure that moisturiser is penetrated into all areas of the face, this massage is highly effectively directly after the Dermaplaning procedure, as a result of the removal of dead skin, that usually prevents penetration. The rich moisturiser is then followed by a balm, using the same technique and movement. The use of rich moisturiser and balm is essential in this stage of the procedure, as these two topical products together is what achieves that radiant glow- one of the main benefits of Dermaplaning. This stage of the Dermaplaning procedure is also known for delaying skin aging and boosting collagen production.
Top tip: Again, the best balm to use directly after Dermaplaning is a balm containing lavender essential oil, due to its anti-bacterial, cleansing and soothing properties. Shea butter and Vitamin E are also excellent ingredients, as a result of their anti-ageing, moisturising and collagen production properties.
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