It seems more women are shaving their faces while in isolation.
“We’ve sold thousands and thousands of units which we think is in part with salons closing, so people are dermaplaning at home,” a Revlon spokesperson told news.com.au.
“The defuzzers have always been incredibly popular, ranking in the top 50 Revlon products, but recently they have just gone gang busters — Priceline keep having to reorder stock to keep up with the demand.”
According to news.com.au, the Revlon product ColorStay Pressed Powder in Light Medium is usually the most popular item but the $9.95 Defuzzer is the new fave.
Dermaplaning involves gently dragging a blade across your face in order to remove the whispy hair or ‘peach fuzz’. So, it’s basically like shaving your face.
According to Allure, this practice helps to remove dead skin cells (as well as hair) which results in a more even skin tone and texture. This should also result in a smoother application of makeup and helps your skincare penetrate the skin easier.
The concern for many people when it comes to dermaplaning is the thickness and shade of the hair when it grows back
According to the Mayo Clinic, it won’t be thicker and darker when it returns.
“Shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip. The tip might feel coarse or “stubbly” for a time as it grows out. During this phase, the hair might be more noticeable and perhaps appear darker or thicker — but it’s not.”
Ex-beauty journalist Zoë Foster Blake has previously raved about dermaplaning on social media.
“Dermaplaning (around $100) is exfoliating, brightening, skin-tone-evening, non-inflammatory (so: great for pigmentation sufferers) helps skin care penetrate better, and makes your skin freakishly smooth (because, um, it’s hairless), meaning your makeup will sit PERFECTLY,” she wrote on Instagram in 2017.
But, Foster Blake most likely had dermaplaning carried out by a professional, given the fact she included a dollar amount.
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I’m sleazing and waddling my way to the Logies next weekend, an event I like to exploit to get my skin looking whatever level is above 'retouched.' I’ve been having regular Omnilux (LED lamp) sessions and lactic peels with Face Boss @melaniegrantdbc for a while to keep pregnancy pigmentation in check, but this week I tried dermaplaning (professional face-shaving of the tiny fine face hairs with a single blade) for the first time, because it’s the kind of thing people like you think beauty-writer people like me, do. Dermaplaning (around $100) is exfoliating, brightening, skin-tone-evening, non-inflammatory (so: great for pigmentation sufferers) helps skin care penetrate better, and makes your skin freakishly smooth (because, um, it’s hairless), meaning your makeup will sit PERFECTLY. Just ask any beauty vlogger worth his or her bronzer: they’re mad for a Japanese Facial Razor or 12. The first question I asked my bud Brooke at @meskinandbody was: will my facial hair grow back worse/coarse? "No. It will not change the number or texture of the hair follicles.” Second: will this hurt? “No." And it didn’t. (Unlike threading, or waxing, or laser.) Third was: Do you have some butter for my hot cross bun? (Brought one in my bag.) Few days on and I'm a luminous, bright, fuzz-free, smooth-skinned slice of facey cherry pie, and I’m juuust modest enough to admit it. Plus, my makeup looks like incredible. Like it's in HD. Long may it continue! (Six weeks, apparently.) Or at least til next Sunday! My earring is stuck to my face in this photo! Faceshaving for Gold! ?
It’s important to be super gentle when attempting this process as it shouldn’t break the skin or cause bleeding. Dermaplaning should be carried out on clean, dry skin with small downward strokes.
Before attempting dermaplaning, make sure you have the appropriate razor — not the one you shave your legs with but a specific tool like the Revlon one. Otherwise, wait until you can visit a professional.