Hey Guys! So a couple weeks ago I wrote a post about the first time I shaved my face. If you haven’t check that out, you can here. Read that post first to get my first impression and a more in-depth explanation of what the procedure I actually did was about. In the comments some of you had requested that I do a follow up post. Ask and you shall receive.
Today I’m going to walk you through everything post dermaplaning. Did I do it again? What was it like having my hair grow back? Did it really make a difference? If you want the answer to all those questions and more, keep reading!
What was it like having my hair grow back?
Honestly, I was worried about this part. I know everyone says your hair won’t grow back darker or thicker but part of me was still worried that it would. Thankfully, everyone was right and my hair did not grow back in any weird way. I honestly didn’t even notice the hair on my face growing back at all, except on my upper lip. When I would wash my face at night, I’d fold my lips in to keep soap out of my mouth and I could feel a little something as it was growing back. However, you couldn’t see it was growing back which is the important part.
Did it make a difference?
If I’m being honest with you guys(which I always am) I struggled with answering this question a little bit. I’ll expand more when I answer the next question because I think I needed to do it more than once to actually know if it made a difference.I have done this procedure for the second time the other night, and short answer is, yes it makes a huge difference.
I don’t think people realize how much dead skin they have on their face. Which is doing nothing besides clog your pores and give you pimples. I don’t know anyone who likes clogged pores or pimples so, dead skin cells you’re outta here. I mentioned in my last post that I do this more for the exfoliation than anything because of how fair the color of my hair is.
Did I do it again? Will I continue to do it?
Yes, and yes. As I mentioned above, I just did it for the second time the other night and my mind was blown all over again. The amount of peach fuzz and dead skin that I got off was absolutely insane to me. I honestly believe I got more off this time than the first!
This procedure is something I’m going to continue to do every couple of weeks. I could have stood to hold out a couple more weeks, and probably will wait longer between now and the next time I dermaplan. I’m interested to see if the changing of seasons into warmer weather affects how often I need to do this procedure.
Post Dermaplan Skincare
The only thing I changed in my process of dermaplanning is the skincare I used afterwards. The first time I did this, I went in with a serum that had acids in it. That was a bad idea, when I tell you my face BURNED I’m not exaggerating. I kept my skincare really simple. A full skincare routine post will becoming soon so I’ll go into more detail about these products then. I wanted to make sure I used products that calmed my skin which is why I used the Lush Eau Roma Water and Glow Recipe Avocado Sleeping Mask.
Both of the above mentioned products are very soothing on the skin. The Lush Eau Roma Water is a toner that helped balance the pH of your skin. The rose in this product really helped to calm my skin after an abrasive procedure. Just like with shaving our legs, shaving your face will dry out your skin. Not drastically by any means but, it’s still a good idea to replenish the moisture in your skin. That is why I chose to use the Glow Recipe Avocado Mask. Avocado is both soothing and moisturizing making it the perfect overnight mask to replenish my skin.
Overall, this procedure is one that I will continue to do. The benefits of dermaplaning make it an enjoyable part of my skin care routine. It has low maintenance but high rewards. With results from intense exfoliation that leads to clearer skin and smoother makeup application, I have yet to find a negative to this procedure.
I still recommend if you have sensitive sink to do a patch test and wait a few days to see if you have a reaction. As gentle as the razors I use are, they are still razors so you could still have a reaction. That wraps up my update on dermaplaning, stay on the look out for my skincare routine to learn more on the products I mentioned above.
Have I convinced you do try dermaplaning or are you still on the fence? let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by, until next time…
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