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Talk about taking “If I Were A Boy” to an entirely new level. Dermaplaning, the official, clinical name for women shaving their faces without actually “shaving their faces”, seems like a new thing but it is actually not new. Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor used to do it and supposedly it was one of the reasons they had such flawless skin. That alone may be enough to make you want to try dermaplaning for yourself. But before you go digging out the Gillette, here’s what you need to know.

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is using a straight edge razor (this is that Mister-level face shave) to mechanically exfoliate your skin. It’s touted as having beauty benefits by removing dead skin cells like a facial scrub would. It also gets rid of those fuzzy blonde hairs on our skin and can even make your skim smoother by unclogging pores. Some even say that their facial products soak into their skin better after dermaplaning.

If you’re ready to get to shaving and testing dermaplaning out for yourself, just like the guys do, wash your face with your face wash first or wet your to soften up your skin and the small peach fuzz on our skin that your can’t easily see without getting close in the mirror. Apply your shaving cream all over your face–we suggest dermatologist-recommended Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel or EOS Ultra Moisturizing, Fragrance Free, Senstive Shave Cream so that your using shaving products that are gentle on your face– and gently shave down your face in the direction your hair’s grow and follow that up in the opposite direction. Follow your shave up with a toner and your normal skin care regimen and then report back her and let us know how it goes. We haven’t hit G status yet with the face shaving but we’re thinking about possibly trying it.

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