Dermaplaning with Shiseido


Shiseido face razors

Now, I’m pretty certain I’m not the only girl who’s caught sight of her facial fluff in the mirror and been slightly taken aback, well a lot actually. Oh wow… Is that a moustache? Ring any bells? Not sure how I feel about that. This led me to become interested in the different options available to sensibly deal with the peach fuzz on my face. I started with google, as you do and soon discovered dermaplaning. I managed to watch a few you tube videos on the technique and learn about the different razors available.

So let’s talk demaplaning, or as it’s less glamourously known, facial shaving. Back along the thought of shaving my face was slightly odd and perhaps best left to the men.  I mean after all, I only have baby fine blonde hair which isn’t overly noticeable, (depending on light and angle) I’ve accepted it along the way as do most women. That was before I was aware of the benefits of this face shaving trend and let me tell you, there happen to be a few.

Be Aware

Before I go any further, please be aware that Dermaplaning is not for everybody, if you have particularly sensitive skin or active spots/acne it’s definitely not recommended. It is also a treatment that you may want to have performed by a qualified aesthetician/beautician but If you’re like me, ‘into everything’ you’ll probably want to try dermaplaning yourself and start reaping the many benefits.

Shiseido packet of three blades in pinks.

Deep Exfoliation

Dermaplaning removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells giving deeper exfoliation,  revealing baby soft skin. The process also triggers cell regeneration and stimulates collagen production due to the dermabrassive effect. Removing the dead skin cells and ‘vellus’ hair from the face gives a smooth, clean feel to the face. Skin care products can be absorbed more readily and makeup application is smoother. If you suffer from blackheads the blade literally pulls them out as you glide over problem areas.

My blade of choice is the Shiseido facial razor. I’ve also tried Tinkle blades but found them pretty useless in all honesty. Shiseido is far better and I wouldn’t use anything else now. The blades come in a packet of three and they’re affordable around £6.99 per pack of three razors, or £13.59 for two packs. Get yours here eBay

Remember, the blade is very sharp and if you run it over one area more than once or twice you may end up with sore areas, just as I did the first time I tried it. I found a good light where I could see the hairs and just went at it like a bull in a china shop. I wanted baby smooth skin and ended up with a sore face! As if that weren’t enough, I also took the blade to the backs of my hands and knuckles, my hands were left so sore and took a couple of weeks to heal fully. I looked like I’d been in a scuffle. My fault entirely, as I didn’t realise the harm you can inflict if you aren’t careful. A lesson learned indeed. Nowadays I’m much more sensible of course.

Three pink razors

Myth, The Hair Will Grow Back Thicker/courser

Contrary to popular belief, these vellus hairs do not grow back thicker or courser. The razor does not affective the follicles (where the hairs are produced ) the ‘makeup’ of the hair cannot be altered by shaving. However, through the shaving process you are cutting off the hairs with the blade leaving a sharper end just as you do when you shave your legs, the hairs feel sharper as they start to grow once again. That said, if you decide not to dermaplane again the tips will soon soften and return to their original form as they continue to grow as normal. You’ll have your moustache back in no time

How To Use

For best results start with clean dry skin, angle the blade downwards and pull the skin taut. Move it across your skin without covering the same area more than once or twice at a time. As long as you are very careful you will find a way which works for you. The fuzz will gather on the razor so when necessary clean it off and start again. It’s not generally recommended to dermaplane your nose but I do! Again, you need to do your own research and see what’s best for you. In terms of how often, I dermaplane at least twice a month but it’s personal choice. I like to do the backs of my hands too.

Following treatment, apply a serum or oil just to help the skin settle and recover. Also if you’re heading out, remember to use a good SPF as the skin will be a little more sun sensitive for a day or so. Each razor is good for a few shaves and can be cleaned with a disinfectant solution. I have an antiseptic spray which I use to keep mine clean between uses. The razors also come with a little cap for hygiene reasons and to protect the blade. Just to reiterate, if this is something you think you might try, please do be careful particularly the first time. Use with caution until you find your way.

Have you tried Dermaplaning?

 


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15 Comments

  1. September 19, 2017 / 8:36 am

    Such an interesting read. I would love to have a hair free face but I’m just to scared to dermaplane! H x

    • Samantha
      September 19, 2017 / 8:52 am

      Aw honestly lovely if you just go really gently to start with, I learnt the hard way but it hasn’t put me off. I’ve not had any problem at all since!

      If you do decide to I’d love to know how you get on x

  2. September 19, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I’ve seen so much about this lately and I’m really interested. Unfortunately I can’t, due to acne, but I think the results and benefits sound incredible! I’d also have to get a beautician to do it for me, I can barely trust myself to shave my legs!

    Beka. xo

    • Samantha
      September 19, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Aw maybe when your skin heals you could try it gently. As you say, maybe try it with a beautician first to see if you like the result. If I can manage it sure you’ll be fine! X

  3. September 19, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    This is a very useful post and you had me cringing at the thought of what happened when you first used this…ow!

    i must admit I’m a tad scared to use something like this and could imagine doing exactly what you did even after the warning. That said, i think it’s great that there are so many remedies and solutions out there.

    http://www.franklyflawless.com

    • Samantha
      September 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      I was so annoyed with myself for being so rough with my skin but I won’t make that mistake again. It can seem a little daunting to start with but you soon get used to it and how much pressure you need etc. It’s definitely worth it! x

  4. September 20, 2017 / 8:49 am

    I’ve never heard of this before but It sounds really interesting! I definitely think I would be too scared to do it myself as I’m so clumsy when I don’t know what I’m doing haha! But such a great post and you explained everything so well!

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty.com

    • Samantha
      September 20, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Thanks Ellie! Aw everyone seems frightened of it haha. Results are so worth it! X

  5. whatsupliz
    September 21, 2017 / 3:25 am

    I absolutely love how my skin feels after I dermaplane…so soft!!!

    • Samantha
      September 21, 2017 / 6:36 am

      I do too, so good isn’t it!!

  6. September 21, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I’ve never tried it but am very curious. I have Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome so suffer with hairs on my chin. Not sure if they’re too coarse for dermaplaning though? I currently just opt for waxing every few weeks! lol Great review xx

    • Samantha
      September 21, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Ah okay yes not sure about courser hairs, certainly the fluffy hair doesn’t stand a chance. Maybe stick to waxing if that works for you! Xx

        • Samantha
          September 21, 2017 / 10:41 pm

          Haha I’ve not tried waxing (anywhere) I can only imagine the pain though! 😂😂x

          • September 21, 2017 / 10:44 pm

            Haha, eyebrows and chin are the only places I’m brave enough!! Lol 🙈🙈

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