The Secret to Radiant Skin: Why Dermaplaning is a Must-Try for Darker Skin Tones

Sometimes it seems as though we’ll do just about anything to attain beautiful skin – even if that involves a razor being held up to our face, as if daring it to make one false move. But there’s nothing to fear. We’ll explain. Dermaplaning is where a sharp blade and a skilled hand can transform your skin from dull and lackluster to smooth and radiant.

With its numerous benefits, this innovative exfoliation technique has become the fan favorite on social media especially since you can get multiple benefits from dermaplaning, including smoother skin, decreased fine lines and wrinkles. And, exploring the benefits more, let’s see how dermaplaning works for those of us with skin of color.

But first, let’s give some more detail about dermaplaning. Essentially, it’s a form of manual exfoliation that uses a small blade to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the surface of the skin. The result is a smoother, brighter complexion that looks and feels amazing.

When done properly by a skilled esthetician, dermaplaning can provide beneficial results and work well on all skin types, including melanated skin.

So, want to know more about how dermaplaning benefits our skin?

Dermaplaning does a lot of good work, here’s a quick list:

Removes dead skin cells:

Eliminating dead skin cells from the top layer through dermaplaning results in a softer and more radiant complexion.

Reduces hyperpigmentation:

Using dermaplaning can help individuals with skin of color minimize hyperpigmentation and achieve even-looking skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots.

Improves product absorption:

Dermaplaning, which removes the top layer of dead skin cells, enhances the penetration of your skincare products resulting in an improved performance.

Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles:

Dermaplaning fosters an increase in collagen growth which may help reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by removing dead skin cells.

Reduces the appearance of acne scars:

Eliminating dead skin cells through dermaplaning promotes increased cellular renewal, which can help reduce the visibility of acne scars.

Smooths rough texture:

You can achieve a much smoother texture and a soft-looking complexion by using the dermaplaning technique to remove the topmost layers of dead skin cells.

Reduces the appearance of large pores:

Dermaplaning can make large pores less noticeable by removing dead skin cells on the surface and promoting cell turnover.

Helps makeup go on smoother:

It is possible to achieve a smoother makeup application by dermaplaning, which removes dead skin cells and creates a smooth surface.


If you have limited free time and want a non-invasive procedure without any downtime, dermaplaning is definitely an excellent alternative to consider.

Some Concerns to Consider

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIN) may be more likely to occur in individuals with skin of color who undergo dermaplaning, as injuring or traumatizing the skin can create dark marks similar to those caused by razors and laser treatments. By using certain techniques and taking necessary steps one may lower the chances of experiencing PIN.

Next Steps

Think dermaplaning is right for you? Book an appointment with a licensed esthetician so they’re able to determine if dermaplaning is the right treatment for your skin; they will provide you with a personalized assessment and recommendations suited to your specific skin needs.

Author: Tiffany

Tiffany is a licensed esthetician and the Founder of SpaSho.

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