Oilplaning or Dermaplaning? Exploring the Skincare Trends

Skincare trends come and go but some gain such traction that they become a viral sensation (with over 3.2 billion views) on social media platforms like TikTok.

In recent months, two techniques, dermaplaning and oilplaning, have been making waves in the beauty community, leaving many intrigued about their potential benefits. Let's dive into the world of dermaplaning vs oilplaning to understand the differences, similarities and which trend might be right for you.

Dermaplaning: A Professional and Precise Skincare Treatment

Dermaplaning is a more precise skincare treatment typically performed by licensed professionals, such as aestheticians. This technique involves using a sterile surgical scalpel to scrape away dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the surface of the skin. However, as the beauty world only evolves, there are now tools that allow you to carry out this treatment in the comfort of your own home - such as the Hollywood Browzer!

Dermaplaning offers a deeper exfoliation compared to oilplaning. The treatment not only reveals smoother skin but also helps improve the absorption of skincare products. The definition of dermaplaning is exfoliation with the added benefit of hair removal. By gently removing away the top layer of dead skin cells, dermaplaning reveals a smoother and more radiant complexion. The added benefit of removing peach fuzz is that it creates a flawless canvas for makeup application, as well as allowing skincare products to penetrate the skin more effectively. Proponents of dermaplaning say that it can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin. 

Oilplaning, also known as "oil shaving," is a method that involves using an oil-based cleanser and a facial razor to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the face. By oilplaning, you are essentially lubricating the skin before carrying out your treatment. Both tenchiniques have the same aim of removing dead skin cells, peach fuzz and built up debris from the skin’s surface. 

To try oilplaning at home, you'll need an oil-based cleanser and a facial razor specifically designed for this purpose, and a steady hand. Begin by applying the cleanser to your face and use your tool is short, light strokes downwards on the face. Finally, follow up with your usual skincare routine to nourish and protect your newly exfoliated skin. 

So, which technique is right for you? Ultimately, it depends on your personal preferences and skin type. If you have oily skin, it might not be the best idea to add more oil to your skin by oilplaning. Therefore, dermaplaning might be a better option. This might also be better for you if you're looking for more dramatic results, and Hollywood Browzer products are a great place to start! If you’re new to dermaplaning, the Dermaplaning Starter Kit gives you everything you need to get started. Our hero tool, the Hollywood Browzer, is an award winning, 3-in-1 multi-functional beauty tool that exfoliates the skin, removes hair at the same time (also known as dermaplaning) and is great for on-the-go as it is flight friendly. 

However, if you’re really looking for a spa-like treatment at home, the Hollywood Smoother is the perfect device to keep in your beauty case. Pop on some candles, set the ambience and have a selfcare session with your Hollywood Smoother! With over 8,000 vibrations per minute, the Smoother provides that slightly deeper exfoliation giving you the ultimate facial. 

It's also worth noting that while both techniques can help to improve the appearance of the skin, they are not recommended for everyone. If you have certain skin conditions or are taking certain medications, you may need to avoid exfoliating treatments altogether.

In conclusion, the oilplaning vs. dermaplaning trend on TikTok highlights the many different options available for achieving a flawless complexion. Whether you choose to try oilplaning, dermaplaning, or another skincare technique entirely, it's important to do your research and choose a method that works best for your skin type and concerns. Remember, no single skincare technique is a one-size-fits-all solution, so be patient and experiment until you find what works best for you.