Facts About Facial Waxing vs. Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning—the art of basically shaving hair and dead skin off your face is definitely having a moment in 2021. But should we all really be shaving our face now, or is waxing still the way to go? Let’s get real with some facts about both waxing and dermaplaning (aka shaving your face) and take the guess work out of each hair removal treatment.  

Facial Waxing Facts:

  • Waxing removes the hair first and exfoliates the skin second. It’s ideal for all types of hair on the face.
  • The key to successful face wax treatments is using the right wax. Berodin Blue is a hard wax designed to provide quick, efficient results and a less painful wax experience, which is especially ideal for a face wax.
  • Post-wax care makes a difference. This four-step process will help prevent breakouts, irritation and protect the skin after a face wax treatment. We recommend:
    • Applying a post-wax essential oil by gently massaging into the skin to deter bacteria and breakouts while nourishing the skin.
    • Use a blemish control gel even if they are not prone to breakouts. It will keep the follicles clear while jumpstarting the healing process
    • Soothe with a cream full of antioxidants and healing botanicals to quickly remove redness
    • Add sunscreen at the end to protect before they leave.
  • Facial waxing will leave the skin smoother for longer periods of time and the hair will typically grow in finer and softer.
  • Waxing is a quick process that removes the hair from the root.
  • Some post-wax redness may occur.


Dermaplaning Facts:

  • Dermaplaning’s main focus is exfoliating, not hair removal. Using a dermatological scalpel back and forth on the skin, it will pick up dead skin cells and remove them from the healthy ones.
  • Hair on the face is removed as a byproduct of the process. This treatment is ideal for those with just a bit of “peach fuzz” on the face.
  • The treatment will provide instant results—glowing skin that will better absorb makeup and products.
  • It’s safe for all skin types, except those with acne.
  • Dermaplaning is not painful, think of it like a tool scraping on the skin.
  • It’s a good idea to dermaplane once a week to see the best results.
  • Dermaplaning can cause ingrown hairs as hair grows back.