has your skin been a little dull recently? everyone needs a refresh sometimes.
exfoliating is a common strategy for achieving clear, smooth skin. usually, people will use some kind of gently abrasive product or material to wipe away dead skin, like our awesome shower scarf. if you want to take your exfoliation up a notch, dermaplaning is about to be your new secret weapon.
dermaplaning is a form of exfoliating, but it’s actually done using a scalpel or razor. just like you would shave hair off your body, you can shave away dead skin on the surface of your face (or anywhere else you fancy).
what is dermaplaning?
is dermaplaning just like shaving with a facial razor? do you need a single blade to dermaplane? is it a cure-all for skin problems?
this trending skincare product has people full of questions. could a single blade really be the key to glowing skin for some people? before you try it out for yourself, it can be helpful to understand the tools, the process, and what kind of results you can expect.
dermaplaning is sometimes done at a dermatologist's office, but some people choose to do it on their own at home.
similar to shaving with a standard razor or eyebrow razor, a blade is used to shave the hair and top layer of skin on the face or really anywhere on the body. some of the most common areas for dermaplaning are the upper lip, below the lips, and the fine hairs around the eyebrows — but you do you!
most people choose to dermaplane their faces to target skin issues like acne, scarring, or dry skin. for the rest of the body, dermaplaning can especially help with getting the right skin texture and achieving a close shave while avoiding nicks and cuts.
hanni: an at home dermaplaning tool
the hanni weighted razor is the best dermaplaning tool out there. the single-blade razor smoothly glides over the skin, and the weighted handle design makes for a close shave with little effort on your part.
while giving an incredibly close shave, the Swedish stainless steel blade exfoliates the skin by shaving away dead skin cells. this is said to help with regenerating the top layer of skin cells and reducing the appearance of scars.
using a single-blade razor for the first time is easier when you get to know the hanni routine. for hanni beginners and long-time users alike, it all starts with our best-seller hanni shave pillow.
the shave pillow is a mess-free moisturizing stick used for pre-shave prep. to use it, just remove the cap and apply it to the area you plan to shave. this will help the weighted razor slide across the skin and give you the closest shave possible without irritating sensitive skin.
the hydrating shave pillow is necessary for a perfect hanni shave and for smoother skin. using it allows you to get rid of any unwanted hair and peach fuzz (aka vellus hair, if you’re feeling fancy) while also removing dead skin cells. this method is much more effective than a touch-up with a trimmer, as dermaplaning razors give you a much closer shave.
after applying the shave pillow to the skin you plan to shave, just reach for your hanni weighted razor. remove the cap and slide it across your skin, keeping the skin taut as you go. because the razor handle is weighted, you actually don’t need to apply any pressure.
the ergonomic handle applies the perfect amount of weight so that you get the closest shave and smoothest skin possible. that way, you don’t have to worry about maintaining a perfect 45-degree angle as you shave — this isn’t your typical drugstore razor, after all.
what are the benefits of dermaplaning?
many people have claimed that dermaplaning was the key to clear skin for them, but everyone’s skin is different. what works for your bestie won’t always work for you, but sometimes, a cool new tool is worth a try.
dermaplaning is said to reduce the appearance of acne scars and discoloration. because it removes the layer of dead skin, the skin underneath is said to regenerate and heal more clearly, reducing the visibility of scars.
but that’s not all — dull or dry skin can benefit from dermaplaning, too. using this skincare tactic to remove the top layer of skin paired with moisturizing can refresh the skin by getting rid of any dead skin and keeping that fresh, new skin feeling soft.
the process of dermaplaning is also said to help with fine lines and wrinkles on the face. as the dead skin on the top layer is removed, the appearance of small wrinkles can be reduced.
dermaplaning vs. microdermabrasion
dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are sometimes confused because they’re similar forms of skin care. both of these routines have the goal of regenerating skin and making it appear younger.
dermaplaning uses a razor to remove any dead skin. microdermabrasion uses an exfoliating material to remove the dead skin. microdermabrasion typically includes several sessions with an esthetician or at home, but the results last longer.
the results from microdermabrasion are expected to last a few months, while dermaplaning results usually last a few weeks.
dermaplaning for your face? we think yes!
dermaplaning can be done anywhere on the body, but a lot of people do it on their face because it can help slow down the clock — we’re talking about anti-aging magic! okay, maybe it’s not magic… but it feels pretty close.
if you decide to try dermaplaning on your face, make sure to be careful and gentle with your skin. the skin on your face is some of the most fragile skin on your body. it could react negatively if you aren’t being careful with it. in addition, wait on lotion or makeup application for a while after each dermaplaning session.
before and after dermaplaning: who shouldn’t try it
before you decide if dermaplaning is right for you, it’s important to understand your own skin and what is best for you. all skin types require different tlc, and you deserve a personalized skincare routine.
that being said, there are some skin types and conditions that should avoid dermaplaning, especially facial dermaplaning.
while dermaplaning can help with reducing the appearance of scars, especially acne scars, using a dermaplaning tool on an active case of acne can be harmful. this can be irritating to the skin and damage it further. wait for your acne spots to heal before trying dermaplaning the remaining scars.
cold sores and eczema are other skin concerns that should be noted before trying dermaplaning. an active flare-up of these conditions can be very irritating in itself, and dermaplaning over these will definitely exacerbate the irritation.
more permanent skin concerns like moles, freckles, and skin tags should also be taken into consideration before dermaplaning. freckles might not cause much of an issue, but any kind of raised skin could definitely be harmed by dermaplaning.
while dermaplaning does help with smoothing dry skin, active rashes should not be exfoliated in this way. because shaving with a single-blade razor and dermaplaning has the ability to cause irritation to the skin, it is important to understand your own skin concerns to decide if dermaplaning is the right skincare routine for you.
after dermaplaning, especially when it comes to facial skin, it is essential that you apply sunscreen. because this method of exfoliation takes away a layer of dead skin cells and often peach fuzz, the skin becomes a bit more vulnerable.
be sure to generously apply SPF whenever you are out in the sun for the weeks following dermaplaning. that being said, it’s important to wear sunscreen all the time, no matter what your skincare routine is. SPF is a huge factor in reducing the risk of sun damage and skin cancer.
dermaplaning: your new routine
the hanni weighted razor brings a dermaplaning routine to your own home. this trending skincare technique shaves away peach fuzz and any unwanted hair. there are many benefits to dermaplaning like the reduced appearance of scars and smooth, clear skin.
dermaplaning uses a single blade to shave away dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to regenerate and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. skin that has been damaged by sun exposure and other skin conditions like eczema can benefit from dermaplaning. however, it is important not to try dermaplaning on any active skin conditions, as this could harm the skin.
everyone needs a little skin refresh sometime, so consider if dermaplaning is right for your routine and reach for a hanni weighted razor. with replacement blade refills, it’s easy to get an ultra-close shave whenever you need it, want it, or just kind of feel like it.
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