Why I shave my face?
DIY Dermaplaning AKA shaving my faCE
Dermaplaning is the 'fancy' name for it. Once a week-ish I shave my entire face + it is amazing. So why should you?
⌲ exfoliation for the face
⌲ increases skincare product absorption
⌲ removal of peach fuzz
⌲ allows make up to go on smoother
⌲ reduce appearance of fine lines/wrinkles
⌲ gives dewy, glowing skin
Best time to shave/dermaplane? I like to at night so I'm not putting on makeup right after. I wash my face and make sure my skin is completely dry. I pull my skin taut, which makes it easier. After shaving, I apply serums or a peel. The hair will NOT grow back thicker or darker! This is a great + safe way for pregnant women to exfoliate and fight hormonal acne.
If you're scared to shave your own face you can have an esthetician do it for you. Average price around Charleston ~$100. Definitely much cheaper to DIY. Make sure you're using a special razor and not the kind you shave your legs with. I use Tinkle Facial Razors, they are super easy to use and super affordable. Ok now go shave your face, you will love me forever.
Some tips I have found to be helpful to prevent post dermaplaning breakouts:
— Only dermaplane/shave your face at night on clean freshly washed skin (full dermaplaning video here)
— I also tone before and after dermaplaning just to make sure my skin is clean (my entire skincare regimen is posted here)
— Shave at least 30 min before you go to sleep so that way you are not laying on your pillow right after
— Don't put makeup or sunless tanner right after you shave
— Use a retinoid or glycolic acid based product post shaving, it will most likely sting slightly with application maybe for a few seconds or so, which is totally fine
— I sleep with my hair pulled back and use a clean pillowcase that night
— While shaving don't go over an area more than 2 (max 3 times) that can cause skin irritation)
Some of my favorite products to apply after that work for most acne prone skin types:
If you do all those things and still feel like you are breaking out I would have a skincare specialist look at your skin because you might not be a good candidate or have too sensitive of skin. Hope that helps!