A topic of discussion that has been filtering through social media is the idea of dermablading, something makeup guru, Huda Kattan, has been open about doing. Within the last week, Jaclyn Hill, a makeup artist on YouTube, detailed her experience shaving her face in a recent video. This topic is not one women are inclined to speak on and generally are not broadly open to discussing facial hair, peach fuzz, and the like. I wanted to take some time to talk about face shaving and how it may be beneficial to someone’s skincare routine.
So, what is dermablading?
According to Allura, a wellness clinic, “dermablading is the process of gently scraping away dead skin cells and ‘peach fuzz’ hairs to give your skin a smoother, brighter complexion.” It is a great way to remove hair which provides a smoother canvas for makeup application while also exfoliating the skin. The process involves a handheld, small, single blade that is brushed (in featherlike strokes) across the skin. It is generally a very safe and useful hair removal technique, although it is not recommended to dermablade if you have oily or very acne prone skin.
How can it help you?
The dermablading process can be great for people who wear makeup frequently. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and flaky skin. It also allows for smoother makeup application; powder and foundation appear less cakey and don’t cling to peach fuzz. It removes a layer of dead skin and brightens the skin tone. Hair doesn’t grow back darker or thicker. You can also use the blade to help shape your brows and hairline (with caution).
Dermablading can be done at home after purchasing a small razor at a drugstore or online. It is not recommended to use a multi-bladed shower razor like a Venus or Schick, but a single-bladed tool. You may see a proper esthetician for this procedure to be sure it is being done properly and sterilely. It works well for all skin types and may change the game when it comes to skincare.
Photo cred in header and photo of blades: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/beauty-trends/news/a42700/huda-beauty-face-shaving-tutorial/