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Face Shaving For Women | How-To And Benefits

What?! Shave your face?! Why would women want to shave their faces? You might be skeptical or terrified about shaving your face, so we're here to explain exactly why dermaplaning has become such a popular trend for women everywhere to achieve smooth, glowing skin. In this blog post we are going to talk about what's dermaplaning, the differences between shaving and dermaplaning, which they look like the same thing, and if it's possible nowadays to do it in the comfort of your home.


Do you have dull, dry skin? Unwanted facial hair? Feel like your skincare never really works? Or that your makeup looks cakey and thick? Those are signs that your facial skin could benefit from dermaplaning! And who doesn't want to have smoother, softer skin?

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a procedure where a sharp blade is used to shave the skin on the face. This process exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dirt and vellus hair, better known as “peach fuzz''. It’s also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin.


What is peach fuzz?

Peach fuzz or vellus hair is the fine, light-colored hair on your face and body. Peach fuzz can be found on the face, neck, back of the hand, and other areas of the body. For many people, peach fuzz on their skin is not really noticeable unless you look at it closely. However, some people may have thicker and more noticeable peach fuzz.


Should you remove peach fuzz?

It's up to you! Having peach fuzz is normal, however, removing it have lots of benefits, and plus it's not dangeours, so why not try it?


Benefits of Dermaplaning

Still not convinced to try dermaplaning? Maybe knowing the benefits of dermaplaning will change your mind!

Clearer, smoother skin

Once you remove the dead skin and unwanted hairs, your fresh skin cells underneath will be revealed, making your skin look clearer and brighter! The treatment may soften fine lines and wrinkles and ease hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone.


Deeper skincare product penetration

Dermaplaning also helps other skincare products work better as this removes the hair and dead skin that block the pores. Your exfoliated skin can now absorb your toner, serums, and creams better! You will then be able to maximise the benefits of these products.


Smoother makeup application

Say goodbye to cakey and thick makeup! Dermaplaning will help you get a smoother skin texture which affects the look of your makeup that will look more flawless after shaving your face.


Young-looking skin

Your skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage. This can cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull, and it can make you look aged. Dermaplaning clears away those damaged skin cells so newer skin cells are what you see when you look in the mirror.


Side Effects

Most people have little to no irritation or reaction but you may experience red and swollen skin from the scraping and soreness. This will go away in a few minutes. Dermaplaning isn’t recommended if you have inflammatory skin conditions such as:

⦁ Acne
⦁ Rosacea
⦁ Psoriasis
⦁ Eczema
⦁ Sunburn

But dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:

⦁ Scars
⦁ Dull skin
⦁ Dry skin
⦁ Sun-damaged skin
⦁ Fine wrinkles

How does it work?

Dermaplaning procedures use a scalpel or a tool called ''dermatome''. The doctor or aesthetician moves the dermatome, which looks like an electric razor, back and forth to scrape off the top layer of dead skin.


Dermaplaning and shaving? What's the difference?

The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving. By aiming a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across your skin, you remove dead cells, scar tissue, and other debris that may be making your skin’s surface look uneven. The only difference is that dermaplaning relies on a smaller blade, which cuts closer to the face and therefore sloughs off a lot of debris and dead skin. Dermaplaning can get so deep, in fact, that it can actually clear more dirt and oil from the skin than traditional face shaving can.


Dermaplaning can be really expensive and treatments are charged per session.
Costs per session may vary depending on the cost of living in your area and the provider you choose. If you want to try it be prepared to spend up to $250 on one 30-minute session of dermaplaning.

Can you do it at home?

When dermaplaning became popular, many brands started to market new and cheaper tools which allow you to give yourself a dermaplaning treatment but they may not yield the results that you’re hoping for, and there are some risks which may be risk of infection, complications, and experiencing pain during home dermaplaning.


 Don’t stress! Unlike most dermablades in the market, our CheekyGlo Dermablades are made with fine-tooth protective guards for easy and safe use. This prevents the razor from cutting or harming the skin so that you can achieve flawless skin easily! You can now dermablade your skin at home and say goodbye to peach fuzz, unwanted facial hair and dead skin! Plus, you can use them to shape your eyebrows, hairline and even for a quick shave on small areas of your body.

The best part? Our blades are made from wheat straw, making them an eco-friendlier choice than plastic alternatives.

How to use the CheekyGlo Dermablades

1. Use once a fortnight on freshly cleansed skin. Ensure the blade is sanitised with rubbing alcohol.
2. Pull skin taut and glide the blade at a 45-degree angle to remove dead skin, peach fuzz, and dirt. Use gentle, short strokes in the same direction of hair growth. Avoid acne or cuts.
3. Apply toner to the skin, follow with normal skincare routine. Sanitise the blade.


Let's debunk some common myths!

Myth #1: Shaving will make my hair grow back thicker and darker

NO! Shaving hair doesn't change its thickness, colour or rate of growth.
This myth exists because 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. This may create the illusion that hair has become darker or thicker.
Shaving facial hair, however, doesn’t thicken it.


Myth #2: Shaving your face is dangerous if not done by a professional

This is not true because, like said before, you can also safely shave your face at home! All you need is an easy-to-use tool like the CheekyGlo Dermablades so you can easily remove unwanted hair and dead skin on your face.


Myth #3: Dermaplaning or shaving your face will cause breakouts

Dermaplaning or shaving the face is a form of exfoliation. This means that you are removing not only hair but also dead skin and dirt from your face. Regular dermaplaning will then help you clear your pores and prevent acne.

Get smoother skin with CheekyGlo Dermablades!

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