While hearing about all the benefits of dermaplaning, there are often misconceptions on the correct way to do it, which products are best to use when shaving your face and what products to use before and after. Facial oils are some of the best skincare products to use both with dermaplaning or afterwards as these are emollients which have multiple benefits for your skin. The best face oils to use are ones that are natural, simple and non-comedogenic. Move over aloe vera gel, hello natural face oils!
DERMAPLANING VERSUS OILPLANING
Should you dermaplane on wet or dry skin? You might have seen people practising different ways of dermaplaning; on wet skin or dry skin. Can you dermaplane with oil/using an oil?
DERMAPLANING is an exfoliating facial which can gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells and fine Vellus hair otherwise known as peach fuzz with a single blade dermaplaning razor in order to reveal brighter, smoother and hairless complexion. Dermaplaning has been a very popular spa/medical facial treatment, however recently dermaplaning has gained a huge interest as people are more and more intrigued by at home dermaplaning. It is a great alternative to chemical peels, or exfoliating facials/scrubs and removes facial hair as well as making makeup apply much more seamlessly.
A dermaplaning facial is typically done on dry skin, which is meant to be held taut, with making featherlight movements with the razor.
OILPLANING on the other hand, is essentially dermaplaning with the use of a facial oil beforehand for an easier glide, gentler exfoliation and facial hair removal. Oilplaning is perfect for more mature/dry or especially sensitive skin types which may be irritated by dermaplaning on dry skin. Oilplaning works on the similar basis as dermaplaning, you’ll still experience the exfoliation benefits while removing facial hair, it just means that before the process you’d apply a light amount of facial oil all over the face.The oil can help preventing sensitising the face or overdrying the complexion and provides a natural lubricant for an easier glide.
Oilplaning is often more likely performed by first timers dermaplaning at home, rather than shaving dry skin, which often seems scary to the first time users.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN FACIAL OIL FOR DERMAPLANING
In order to pick the right product for dermaplaning or oilplaning, you should look for a certain number of qualities that will be beneficial to your skin and that won’t cause any irritation or discomfort.
The best facial oil for dermaplaning should be:
You should make sure that your oil is naturally derived and has very simple ingredients. As dermaplaning can irritate your skin balance, make sure the oil is not heavily fragranced with essential oils which could cause discomfort to your skin. It’s crucial that your facial oil for or after dermaplaning is non-comedogenic, meaning that it will not clog your pores and cause breakouts. Non-comedogenic facial oil can be used on all skin types. And lastly, the oil should have nourishing and hydrating properties so that it can bring your skin back to its balance and it should help strengthen your skincare barrier after dermaplaning. Dermaplaning can dry out your skin as every single exfoliating treatment does and therefore you need to make sure that your skin gets all the hydration it needs afterwards.
THE BEST FACE OIL FOR DERMAPLANING/OILPLANING
100% plant-based (often olive derived) Squalane oil is perfect for oilplaning or after dermaplaning!
So, what is actually squalane you might ask? Squalane is an amazing ingredient that has moisturizing, antioxidant and nourishing properties. It’s mainly derived from plant-based ingredients such as olives, rice bran or sugar cane and it’s often included inside the beauty products due to its emollient characteristics.
100% plant-based squalane oil is the best and purest way of getting the full benefits of squalane inside of one product! It has nourishing, hydrating and antioxidant benefits and on top of that it’s non-comedogenic, and non-fragranced so therefore it can be used on all skin types without worrying about breakouts or irritation. Additionally, it’s been clinically proven that squalane oil naturally helps the cell renewal process within your skin.
HOW TO USE SQUALANE OIL WITH OR AFTER DERMAPLANING
The squalane oil is an extraordinary one ingredient product to use with dermaplaning by itself. It’s the most optimal product to use after the treatment in order to replenish the skin. Squalane oil has been the absolute best choice as it has a power to penetrate deep into the layers of skin and nourish the skin back to its natural balance. Even if your skin might become sensitive after dermaplaning, the oil helps to calm it down and re-hydrate it afterwards.
If your skin is ultra sensitive, or you might be afraid of dermaplaning on dry skin you can even use squalane oil while dermaplaning for an easier glide. This would be the oilplaning itself. A little amount really goes a long way and it’s very beneficial using the oil before or after shaving!
OTHER FACIAL OILS FOR DERMAPLANING AND OILPLANING
In case you’d like to experiment with your facial oils, there are some others that would work really well if you decide to use them with or after shaving your face.
Once again, make sure that your facial oil won’t clog your pores especially if your skin type is combination or breakout-prone.
Rosehip oil is especially effective if you’re acne prone as it’s high in omega 6 fatty acids which are proven to help with acne. Additionally, rosehip oil is known for being high in antioxidants and also for its anti-ageing benefits and therefore it makes a beautiful choice for oiplaning.
HEMP SEED OIL
Hemp seed oil is one of the least comedogenic facial oils known while being extremely beneficial for dry or irritated skin. It can prevent flakiness or itchiness which people with dry skin might experience after dermaplaning. Hemp seed oil can help you restore your skin barrier and retain moisture.
Jojoba oil is often used in medicine as it’s a lovely product to use for psoriasis, eczema or even sunburns. It contains a natural form of vitamin E which can help fight oxidative stress. Once again, this oil is non comedogenic and hypoallergenic and it will speed up the repair of your skin barrier after skin shaving.
Dermaplaning or oilplaning is a great form of exfoliation and facial hair removal. Take It Off Dermaplaning starter kit has everything you need for that perfect shave! It contains dermaplaning razors in two sizes, a smaller one for around your mouth, chin and eyebrows and a larger one for your cheeks, forehead and sideburns. Additionally, it includes 100% plant-derived Squalane Oil which is the best facial oil to use either following the dermaplaning facial or while oilplaning. It’s high in antioxidants, very nourishing, natural and non-comedogenic, helping you to retain moisture and repair your skin barrier straight after dermaplaning!