What started as a viral beauty trend, thanks to the impact of one of the world’s biggest beauty influencers Huda Beauty in 2016, has now taken over and is a mainstay of beauty routines and facialist appointments around the globe. With a long list of skincare loving benefits, Dermaplaning was named as one of the top beauty trends in 2019 by Elle Magazine and 2020 by Allure Magazine, and 2021 does not look like it will be any different. Thanks to the innovative product design and ease of use, it is no surprise this facial loving trick is used by so many, both at home and in the salon, and now Global Beauty has released the perfect Irish owned tool to keep our skin in tip-top shape at all times.
Dermaplaning is suitable for both men and woman, although should be avoided if you have pustular acne, and is best described as a form of exfoliating. Producing immediate results to the texture and tone of the skin, Dermaplaning leaves you smooth and glowing with a variety of sought-after benefits. The at-home Dermaplaning tools, not unlike a scalpel, are used to scrape off the outer most layer of the skin, the epidermis, bringing with it a host of nasties including dead skin cells and the dreaded peach fuzz, known as vellus hairs, both men and woman have grown to despair. The pain-free treatment takes only minutes to complete, with no downtime needed afterwards, and the results leave clear, supple-looking skin. Dermaplaning also does not change the structure or the genetic makeup of the hair follicle, so there is no worry about any unwanted hair growing back darker, thicker or coarser.
There are a whole host of benefits one can achieve from regular dermaplaning treatments including:
- Removal of dead skin cells.
- Removal of unwanted vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, which many suffer from on the face. Vellus is also known to trap dirt and oils onto the skin.
- Effective skin exfoliation.
- Boosting the effects of skincare products and better product absorption.
- Smoother feel and look to the skin.
- Reducing the appearance of acne scars.
- Makeup applies smoother and flawlessly once the vellus hairs have been removed.
- Faster cell turnover.
- Stimulates collagen production, which in turn plumps the skin and smooths wrinkles.
The 3 Steps to Successful Dermaplaning
While the process of dermaplaning is extremely easy, it is very important to ensure you prep and pamper the skin both before and after treatments.
Step 1 – Ensure the skin is freshly clean, dry and free from makeup and oils. The dryer the skin, the more dead cells and peach fuzz will be removed.
Step 2 – Using your dominant hand, hold the Dermaplaning tool at a 45-degree angle and work in small strokes going downwards, while the other hand holds the skin taut, which is extremely important to ensure the skin does not drag and there are no accidents with the tool. Continue at the cheekbone until the enter cheek and jaw area is complete, and then move across the chin and forehead areas, making sure to avoid the eyelids, eyebrows, hairlines, sides of the nose and lips, and ensure you do not go over any of the areas more than once.
Step 3 – Once you have finished dermaplaning the skin, make sure to slather the area with your favourite moisturisers and serums, or apply a nutrient-rich facemask, so as your skin can absorb all the goodness.
Make sure to clean your dermaplaning tool after each use by wiping away any hair or dead skin which have been removed with a dry cloth or tissue and replace your tool every 2-3 months.
Not just for the face, the Global Beauty Dermaplaning Tool is also suitable to use on the Arms and Legs, to shape eyebrows, back of the neck and on the stomach area.
The trio of Dermaplaning tools, RRP €11.99, is available to buy on www.globalbeauty.ie