Showing posts with label skincare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skincare. Show all posts

Thursday, September 30

Skin Planing is it for everyone? Is it worth it for people with disabilities?

 Over the last 3 years even though the pandemic has annoyed people who have always looked after their skin. By going to salons before the lockdowns. To have skin treatments which they have professionally but can do at home for a much cheaper price. But is it worth it?

In this blog post as a woman who has cerebral palsy and loves skincare and cosmetics, I discuss if it is worth trying to do skin planning at home or not?

What planing does!

When a person goes to have the treatment of planing on their face it means having your hair removed from your face. So that all the hair is off your face. For Eg, peach fuzz gives a healthy glow and the ability to put on all makeup much simpler and smoother. However, it can be quite costly.

But is it possible to do your planning at home while having a disability?

My attempt at planing!

I was very curious about the procedure for planing. Before the pandemic, I had been researching the possibility of having the treatment as I have cerebral palsy and have limited dexterity in my hands. But at the beginning of last year when the pandemic began and the beginning of getting ready to sell our home I decided to get some planning razors like these razors. I had also been watching videos on YouTube on how to do the treatment on your own like this by Jennifer Joyce Beauty

I was incredibly nervous at doing this as I was unsure about the treatment for my skin as I was still in the middle of the stressful sale of our home. I was not feeling great about my skin as was suffering from psoriasis quite badly across my eyebrows, temples and hairline. So hadn't worn cosmetics, in ages.
I was really curious about how the treatment would be for my skin. I left the razors in the bathroom until I felt comfortable enough to do it because I knew that if I wasn't careful I could have a spasm in my arms, causing me to hurt myself badly.

Nonetheless, I stood one morning in front of the mirror and started the process of planing my face.
It started quite good, and a lot of fuzz came off my face. However, I caught a spot and nicked my skin causing my face to bleed a little. In any case, I continued to try to do the treatment myself on the opposite side. At this point, I found that I was having trouble guiding the razor across my face because I could not get the blade at the correct angle on my skin. So I didn't get a good amount of fuzz off my face. I also attempted to tidy my eyebrows as they were unruly. I was incredibly nervous about doing this bit so only touched them a tiny bit.
My results:
After I attempted doing the actual work for this treatment, I didn't look too bad. There was a bit of a stinging on my left cheek where I had managed to remove a lot of the fuzz from my face. It had been said that it was one of the effects of the treatment. For me, the sensation stung for about 24hrs.
My skin felt and looked great for the first few weeks then I started breaking out in spots. Particularly where I got a lot of hair removed. I noticed that where I had been good at getting a lot of the hair causing some ingrown hair. Which in turn, caused inflammation of my skin and a lot of dryness. This possibly caused a flare-up of psoriasis over the area which was planned but then it could be because of my mood at the time.


There are a few pros of planing and these are:

  • The smoothness of the skin
  • The shiniest of the skin
  • The ability to put on foundation and concealer
  • The look on your face once you have finished the look you wanted.
  • It's cheaper than professional service.

The cons:

  • Pores are more easily blocked
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Production of spots
  • Difficulty depending on the disability you have.

My impression

It's an option most definitely. However, for me, it's not an option. I possibly would have it done by a professional. But as a disabled person to do it myself the answer is no.


It is totally up to you what you want to do.

Either do the treatment for yourself or wait until we are allowed to go to a salon and have it done.

What is next?

If you decide to go down the route of doing it yourself then take your time and choose good planing razors like the ones here.

What is the Skincare norm? Even with a disability, we want to look after ourselves!!!

 Overall Skincare

It's an average day for everyone, we all know that we should look after our skin, even if we have a disability. It shouldn’t matter what type of skin you have, however, the ability to look after one’s skin is paramount even for those of us who have disabilities. But it is forgotten that we are just the same as anyone else. We age just as much as anyone else, if not more so.

If we can’t reach certain areas. Because of this, we end up with sores or skin conditions that put us back in the hospital. Which is not financially stable for the local medical profession. Nor our own mental and personal care. Self-care is an important part of being well both physically and mentally.

There are a few ways to do this.

This post is concentrating on facial cream and the equipment that I use and what I think of the treatments. Until recently this has not been a real thought to me, as I am relatively active, and I have a partner who would put cream on my arms and legs. Some people are not so lucky. It means a case for independence for those who can actually do some of their own self-care. I plan to do a post on different bits at a later time.

A Blank Canvas!

Starting with a blank canvas meaning an unmade up face. That’s if you can? If not that’s ok because I’ll explain from the beginning.

Coming from a makeup-free face, I use a cleanser, to get rid of any residue of any pollution on my skin.

I have a combination of dry/normal skin. That means it's quite flakey too. I despair at times about this, having felt that wearing makeup is not an option. However, recently I have started again slowly. That’s another post altogether.

I even double or even triple cleanse my face. I mean that I use a cleanser that you shake together to work. Like this one
You can get that from here. Then I will use water as the final cleanser. Using these products I use cotton pads to apply them with as I have found using the bigger reusable pads not feasible for me.

Because my fine motor skills are not skilled enough to use a super flexible cloth that is being advertised, for their eco-friendliness. I would recommend that you get those if you can. If not get these as these are recycled cotton wool. You can get them here


I then use a toner to close my pores. The one I use at the moment is the Superdrug vitamin e hydrating mist.
This will be updated once I change my toner I will let you know. Right now though I just let it dry naturally. you can get it here


This is the most important stage in your skincare in some regards because you are putting moisture back into your skin. This depends on how old you are. I am in my late forties, currently using two different types. One of which is a nighttime one and the other is a daytime one.

My daytime one is the l'oreal golden age.
The reason for this is that my skin is so dry that it flakes badly. It smells like cola cubes and is coloured similarly. This is a lovely smell. The colour does not affect your skin tone pigmentation. You can get it here. It has helped my skin improve its condition and feel. In the evening I use Nivea night time which has no scent. You can get that here I started by using a mask silicone brush to apply both products by just smearing them in four places. Before spreading it across my face with my hands. You can get them here

But as I am using both of these products both tubs are emptying making it harder to get the cream out. I have decided to go back to using the pallet brush.

I prefer using my fingers and the palm of my hand as I can spread the cream easily. I wish more creams were in tubes, making it easier to squeeze the cream on my fingertips so that I can spread it across my face.
Applying it to start with though I use the brush start with. You can get them from most stores that sell makeup tools like Amazon, Superdrug, and Boots just to name a few.

Changes in seasons!

While writing this post the clocks are changing. It is changing from winter to spring. Your skin changes, just like the seasons, meaning it is time to change moisturiser. I am waiting for my first order of one of my favourite bb creams. Which will be arriving in the first week of April.

which you can get here
SPF and skincare!

For me, this is a no brainer. No matter how old you are your skin gets damaged by the rays of the sun and pollution in the air. It is harder to find moisturizers that have SPF in them at the low end of the market. There are more, coming every month. What I am using right now has that included in them. It is also good to have the right SPF for your skin. It depends on what type of skin you have and how fair it is to pick the correct type of SPF for you. That also will be another post on this, at a later point.

What now?

At this point you are will be ready to complete your look if you are doing this in the morning or to remove your makeup after a long day. This can be used as your meditative or quiet time, to concentrate on yourself and your mental wellbeing.

It is up to you

Now it is up to you and what you do to get your face healthy-looking and feeling amazing even without makeup.

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