Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scalpel, Please...

There is an ancient skincare treatment that sounds scary, but is actually very good for your skin. It's called dermaplaning, or blading. Basically, it's a fancy way of shaving (with a #10 scalpel) your face, but it is a GREAT exfoliation technique, while at the same time defuzzing your cheeks, chin, upper lip, and even those pesky sideburns.

Look at all the fuzz coming off:

Not only does blading remove any unwanted peach fuzz and make you feel like a baby's bottom, but the process actually removes about 2-3 weeks of dead skin, so you want to allow time for your skin to recover before doing it again. 

I'm telling you people, it's awesome! Most estheticians will show you what came off your skin, and, for me, I think it's fascinating. But if you don't want to see it,  then you don't have to.

Now, to answer the question most of you are thinking: "If I 'shave' my skin, won't my hair grow in darker and thicker?" The answer, bloggies, is NO. The hair on the face of a woman's is called vellous hair (the "peach fuzz"). It is physiological impossible for it to grow back darker and thicker when altered. Terminal hair, however, is coarse by nature. So, when cut or altered, those hairs will grow back the same way (think pubic area, under arms, eyebrows, men's facial hair).

Finally, I would suggest asking your skincare therapist how long she has been performing dermaplaning and/or how many clients she has seen. This will just insure that you have somebody with experience. 

So, go ahead and try it. Then, let me know how it went! 

Have any of you tried it before? How many of you are fans and go regularly? I'd love to hear about it!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!