Dermaplaning has become incredibly popular over the last few years. It’s lead to the question ‘Do I need to shave my face?’. Of course, not, but can you? Absolutely!
As opposed to using your every day razor to remove unwanted hair from the face, most females opt for dermaplaning which uses a surgical scalpel to carefully remove the peach fuzz and dead skin cells. This process is usually carried out by a dermatologist or medical esthetician. Standard shaving is undoubtedly the cheaper option, however dermaplaning is undoubtedly a more thorough option when it comes to the face. Dermaplaning doesn’t only remove the unwanted hair, but offers a deep exfoliation allowing your beauty products to penetrate the skin providing a smooth picture perfect finish.
When it comes to shaving the face, our first choice and recommendation would be to see a dermatologist who specialises in dermaplaning.
If however you are considering shaving the face but can’t shell out the few hundred dollars for dermaplaning, we’d highly suggest you put down your usual razor and at least, grab a clean quality single blade facial razor. The goal is to end up with a flawless base, so you will want to ensure a sharp sterile razor to prevent razor burn, bumps and ingrown hairs.
Similar to shaving your legs, do NOT forget the barrier! We are aware many people find it easier to simply dry shave, but do you really want to risk the irritation on your face? A lubricant will provide for a smooth glide deflecting friction and preventing irritation. With the razor at a 40 degree angle, use short light strikes shaving in the same direction that your hair grows. When finished, simple rinse and moisturise.
Note it is a myth that your facial hair will return thicker. Once shaved, the hair grows in blunt due to being cut as opposed to the feeling of the wispy unshaven hairs. It’s simply a feeling, not actually thicker or more hairs.