Celebrities never fail to make us yearn for their glowy, smooth skin. In my quest to figure out just how they achieve their stunning skin, I came across whispers of a rather intriguing Hollywood skincare secret.
According to reports, everyone from Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Carrie Underwood has used Dermaplaning as their secret skincare weapon. So what exactly is Dermaplaning and is it really worth the hype?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliating the skin. It is usually performed by a dermatologist or licensed medical aesthetician.
The process of dermaplaning involves using a surgical scalpel to gently scrape across the surface of the skin to remove dead skin and peach fuzz. It is very similar to face shaving but treats more than just removing peach fuzz.
Technically speaking, yes you can however it is strongly advised to avoid doing so. Razors are not as sharp as a scalpel and will not be as effective. You also run the risk of cutting yourself or causing dermatitis if you irritate the skin.
“Dermaplaning is a refined and careful approach to removing skin cells and vellus hair that should be done by a trained professional — it is not recommended to be done at home. Using a razor you get from the drugstore won’t be as sharp or as effective as a medical-grade scalpel.”
says Elena Tsiaklis, Senior Managing Esthetician at Skin Spa SoHo in New York.
Dermaplaning is usually recommended at least once a month. However this depends on how quickly your hair grows back.
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