If you've ever asked me about skin care (and many of you have), you've probably heard me mention (rave) about derma planing. Usually this exclamation is followed by my awkwardly insisting for my querier to feel my face. Derma planing is a fancy way of saying "shaving the skin." Shaving your face as a woman probably sounds crazy, but I swear by it. Read on to find out more on common concerns and questions!
What kind of razor do you use?
I use an eyebrow (safety) razor with a handle. It's easy to find a large pack of razors on Amazon! To actually shave, pull the skin taught and gently bring the razor over the skin in a downward motion.
Won't the hair grow back thicker and darker?
No! Trust me from experience. It's the same little baby hairs that grow back. I've been derma planing for over a year with no changes in hair growth or color! If that doesn't convince you, here's a bit of science. There are two types of hair on our heads, terminal (the "scalp hair") and vellus (the fine baby hairs on the face). Vellus hair will always grow back as vellus hair because of the smaller hair follicles on the face. Fact check me here.
It sounds like a lot of work...why should I do it?
Derma planing has SO many benefits long and short-term. By removing the peach fuzz and dead skin from your face, you will automatically get a more radiant glow to your complexion. Makeup will go on a million times smoother and look so flawless you won't know how you lived before derma planing! The long term effects are even better. By removing the top layer of skin, you allow anti-aging or moisturizing products to soak in even more deeply. I like to follow up derma planing with the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell mask, and then apply rich moisturizer. Not only will your anti-aging products work more effectively, the deep exfoliation that derma planing provides is an anti-wrinkle treatment by itself.