A tiktok user Regina Quaye, revealed to have resorted to DIY ‘dermaplaning’ to get rid of her ‘peach fuzz’ in November which rather changed her skin.
The procedure is similar to shaving, although an exfoliating blade is used to slowly skim dead skin cells from the face, as well as hair. It boomed in popularity on social media in 2019.
Three days after attempting to get rid of her facial hair, the 24-year-old’s face broke out in acne and became painful and swollen.
Miss Quaye, who has 37,000 TikTok followers herself, decided to go to hospital as a precaution.
Doctors prescribed her hydrocortisone cream to calm her skin down, and her skin eventually returned to normal.
She shared her experience on TikTok — showing dramatic before and after pictures.
“I’d tried it once in 2021 and broke out,” Miss Quaye said.
“But I thought it was the new skincare products I was using at the time.”
Discussing her latest experience, she added: “My skin started to flare up three days after I shaved. I experienced a terrible breakout to the extent that my face became swollen.”
However, she claims her skin is now acne-prone and very oily, meaning she can only use oil-free skin care products. Yet experts insist the procedure itself cannot cause acne.