MARIE CLAIRE EXPLAINS TO WOMEN Why You Should Be Shaving Your Face. “Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are even rumored to have done it. It’s a less intense form of dermaplaning, a cosmetic procedure performed by an aesthetician, dermatologist, or cosmetic surgeon, in which an instrument similar to a scalpel is used to shave the face. The procedure exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells, and in the process also removes fine vellus hair. My patients feel it gives them a smoother finish for makeup.”