The relationship with our facial hair has often been overlooked. Yet it directly impacts our skin health, our confidence as well as our style preferences. 

We’ve spent the last few years delving into the science behind our facial hair. What causes it, what prevents it and how to best manage it. Here’s the 101 in facial hair to be aware of!

Facial Shaving is a form of exfoliation 

Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation that removes the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing a much brighter complexion while getting rid of dullness. Exfoliation is extremely important as it can prevent clogged pores, acne or breakouts and reduce congestion on your skin. Shaving your facial hair will help with the dirt, makeup and bacteria that might be stuck around your hair follicles, otherwise leading to the cause of those troublesome pimples. 

Dermaplaning boots collagen production

Up until your early 30s, your cells turn over every 28 days, creating a fresh layer of untouched, pristine skin. But after you hit your mid-30s, your cell regeneration slows down, turning over every 50, 60, or 70 days.  However after you scrape your skin, it reacts by regulating certain growth factors, like fibroblasts and vascular, which in turn stimulate collagen production. Therefore dermaplaning is a powerful yet gentle way to help the cells to turnover faster, stimulating that golden juice collagen! 

Facial shaving can aid acne and hyperpigmentation

Dermaplaning stimulates blood flow and skin cell turnover and therefore it can fade dark spots and scars if performed regularly. Uneven texture of the skin is often caused by the dead skin cells or facial hair on the surface of the scar tissue and by removing these you’ll be able to get rid of the acne scars over time and smooth hyperpigmentation! 

Peach Fuzz removal reveals radiant skin 

By shaving off your peach fuzz, your makeup will apply much smoother and your skincare can penetrate deeper within the layers of your skin. Dermaplaning is arguably better than any primer out there! Not having facial hair will prevent cakey makeup, as the foundation won't stick on your peach fuzz or the dead skin cells that might be trapped on the top layer of your skin.

FAQs 

Dermaplaning 

Does shaving make hair grow back thicker?

No, shaving does not make hair thicker. When you shave hair, you are cutting it off at the surface of the skin, so the new hair that grows back is the same thickness as before. It may seem like hair is thicker after shaving because the shaved hair has a blunt end, while hair that has not been shaved has a tapered end. This can give the appearance of thicker hair, but it is just an illusion. In reality, shaving does not affect the thickness or rate of hair growth.

Does face shaving hurt?

No, our dermaplaning razors should not hurt at all. Just make sure you use gentle short featherlike strokes in a 45 degree angle on the area you are dermaplaning. In case you experience any discomfort, hold your skin taut for an easier glide.

Can I dermaplane if I have sensitive skin?

Yes, absolutely - oilplaining may however be a better option for you. This is simply dermaplaning with a little non comedogenic oil on your skin beforehand. Our Take it off starter kit is perfect for oilplaning. You can read more about oilplaning here. 

Can I use my usual products after I dermaplane with Take It Off facial Hair removers?

You can, however we do not recommend using any chemical peels, retinol or skin products that could heat or irritate your skin after dermaplaning. You should always use hydrating products to rehydrate and active products that soothe, lock the moisture into your skin and restore your skin barrier. A good SPF is key to use for the following days after dermaplaning. 

How often do I need to shave my face?

Everyone's facial hair grows at a different rate, so you might want to use the tools every week or every three weeks depending on your personal preference and need.

How long will the Take It Off facial razors last?

We recommend replacing our dermaplaning tools every 2-3 months for the best results.You should also always clean the blade with a dry cloth to preserve the razor in its optimal condition. 

Lashes

I suffer from alopecia, are your lashes suitable? 

Yes! We are proud to have supported many alopecia suffers through their hair confidence journey. We’d recommend our Naked lashes for the most natural look, or our Day set is a great option if you want to experiment with styles. Alopecia can affect different parts of the body, including the eyebrows and eyelashes. This can be partial or complete hair loss and it could happen gradually or over a short period.  Many of our customers have tried products and procedures to give the appearance of eyelashes and eyebrow hairs. Everything from tattoos to extensions to multiple false lash brands….yet nothing quite worked for our customers looking for a natural, confidence enhancing solution to deal with Milphosis. (Alopecia impacting the eyelashes). That’s why we were motivated to come up with a solution!

How do adhesive eyelashes compare with magnetic lashes?

We only sell our Stick with Me adhesive eyeliner system as it’s the safest, most effective and seamless eyelash solution on the market today. Our team has tested multiple magnetic eyelash systems and have found that they can be inconsistent, be too harsh to regularly wear and remove delicate eye areas and the magnetics can come loose during the day. This is due to the need to have magnets on the lashes and iron oxide in the liner formula, which cannot be avoided in magnetic eyeliner. Our developed Stick with me system is (in our humble option) a far superior system. Read more here.