These days, you hear an awful lot about cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion, thread lifts, face lifts, chemical peels… the list goes on and on, and it can be very difficult to work out which one is right for you. But before you consider these, why don’t you give dermaplaning a go instead?

This is a very quick, easy and inexpensive way to achieve bright, smooth, glowing skin – which everyone wants, after all. But what exactly is it?

Quite simply, dermaplaning uses a scalpel that curves into a sharp point and which is run gently over the face, across the forehead, chin, cheeks, neck and nose. Improvements in skin tone and texture can be seen immediately, which is certainly why the skin treatment has exploded in popularity over the last few months.

Not only can it help with the reduction of acne scars, wrinkles and dark spots, it’s also a very effective way of removing fine facial hair. The latter is actually very important because it’s this so-called peach fuzz that can trap dirt and oils, which will ultimately dull your skin.

Another key benefit of dermaplaning is that it allows your skincare products to penetrate your skin more deeply – and you should also find that your makeup goes on a lot smoother as a result as well.

It might be a good idea to go to a clinic for your first try at dermaplaning so you can see how it’s done. However, there are kits you can buy such as the DermaFlash so you can do it at home once you know what you’re doing and feel comfortable you’re doing it right.