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Dermaplaning Vs. Silkpeel

October 18, 2018

Hey there, beautiful!

The colder, drier weather is starting to settle in. You know what that means - it’s facial season! It’s the perfect time to invest in your skin because the seasons are changing - and so are your skin’s needs! Shake off your summer skin (I know, how did it go so fast!?) and get your skin ready for the chilly Fall days ahead!

At Bare Essentials, we offer two different kinds of facials - Silk Peels and Dermaplaning. Now, I’m sure you’re looking at these and wondering what the heck they are. Lucky for you, I’m here to explain each one so you can make the right decision for your skin!

Silk Peel is a deep exfoliation using a diamond tipped vacuum. Yep - we will literally suck the gunk and dead skin off your face! During the process, the silk peel will also inject a serum into your skin.

There are four different serums to choose from (vitamin c, clarifying, salicylic acid and hydrating) to help you put your best face forward. Before we begin the process, your esthetician will help you choose a serum based on your skin concerns and current condition of your skin.

The silk peel can be coupled with a facial as well to further your results, however just the silk peel alone will give you gorgeous results!

Now, dermaplaning is also a form of exfoliation for your skin. However instead of sucking the gunk out, your esthetician will use a surgical blade. The blade is pulled along the skin, removing dead skin and velice hairs from the surface.

Once the entire area has been scraped, a mask is applied to help re-introduce moisture to the skin.

With both of these facials you need to make sure you're taking good care of your skin afterward. Make sure to stay out of the sun and moisturize daily. Both techniques remove the top layer of dead skin cells, so the new skin that is revealed needs to be treated well.

So, which is the best option for you?

Both provide a deep exfoliation so if that's your main concern either will be great! However, if you're looking to really resurface your skin, dermaplaning will give you that nice smooth look you're after. It will remove the peach fuzz from your skin, leaving a nice, smooth finish. (Don't worry - it won't grow back darker or thicker!)

If you're more concerned about really giving your skin a thorough clean and treating pre-existing issues, then silk peel may be more your style. The serums really allow you to customize your results and treat those skin problems you've been dealing with.

Both procedures can be done once every 4 weeks or so, depending on your skin. There is no downtime with silk peel, however you don't want to put any makeup on or use your skin care products for at least 12 hours afterward. Dermaplaning is a bit more intensive, so you may notice some redness immediately afterward. This should go down in a few hours, so plan your dermaplaning for a day you don't have any plans.

So, there you have it! Which of these two services are you most excited to try?


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