Your Instagram feed is flooded with videos of it, your BFF has tried it and even the likes of Josephine Skriver swear by it.
Do you ever look at your favourite YouTubers and celebrities and wonder how they manage to get their makeup looking so god damn smooth? Us too babe, so we tracked down their best kept secret. Introducing: Dermaplaning. It’s the exfoliation treatment shaping up to be one of the hottest skincare trends of 2019, due to its ability to transform your complexion into a flawless, smooth canvas. This new craze involves using a sharp scalpel-like razor to rid your face of hair and dead skin cells. While it might sound a little different from your usual type of facial, we’ve done some investigating to find out if getting on the dermaplaning train is worth your while. The verdict: peach fuzz is officially out.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating skincare treatment you can get done by your local beauty therapist. It involves using a single blade at a 45 degree angle that gently scrapes the dead skin cells and microscopic hair from the surface of the skin. You know those little baby hairs on your jawline? All gone.
While it might just sound like shaving your face, the professionals do it with extra caution and produce a result that a regular shaver can’t. The result is a seriously radiant and smooth complexion. The best part? There’s absolutely no down time, so you’re not stuck in hibernation for days. What a win.
What are the benefits?
One of the many benefits of this high profile beauty treatment is that it's super low-key. It takes a quick 45 minutes and doesn't hurt one single bit.
A buildup of dead skin cells and fine hairs on your face can make your complexion appear dull, dry and can increase your chances of breakouts due to clogged pores. Dermaplaning triggers the cell rejuvenation process, therefore helping to improve the appearance of acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Leaving you with nothing but velvet smooth and radiant skin (literally).
Dermaplaning has also been proven to help challenging skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and dryness by gently exfoliating the skin of excess oil and deeply cleansing pores. Dermaplaning removes the top layer of skin which triggers collagen production, therefore leading to firmer, smoother and clearer skin. A cleaner base also means that your skin will absorb your skincare products quicker and more effectively as the pores are now clear of congestion. Now your complexion can officially soak up all the skincare goodness your Bali Body has to offer - yaasss.
As far as makeup application goes, dermaplaning is going to change your life. Babes who dermaplane find their makeup applies way smoother, creating a flawless, ‘Paris’ Instagram filter effect on the skin. Have you ever noticed how peach fuzz on the face tends to stand out underneath foundations and setting powders? The dermaplaning razor removes these fine hairs from the face which allows foundations and bronzers to penetrate into the skin faster as they aren't being blocked by dead skin cells. Not only does your skin look healthier but your makeup will sit better and last longer. Is there anything dermaplaning can’t do?!
Thinking of trying dermaplaning at home? We recommend reading up before you put blade to face. With thousands of YouTube tutorials and informative information to be found, you’ll be on your way to glowing skin in no time. One hot tip is to ensure you give your skin extra love post-planing, after all your skin will be raw from loosing its winter coat.
If you’re wanting to up the glow even further post treatment, we recommend applying our BB Cream for a dewy, radiant complexion. It will hydrate and nourish your skin from within while also providing flawless, natural coverage. This wonder product is filled with quality skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and marine collagen to leave your skin luminous. These ingredients are soft on the skin and won't irritate a recently dermaplaned face. Bali Body always has your back babe.