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I am a dermaplaning convert. I had been hearing about it for years but was terrified of shaving my face because I did not want it to grow back thicker. I don’t know for sure, but I think that’s a myth. A couple years ago my skin was breaking out worse than it did when I was 16 and so I was desperate to try anything and everything to clear this mug. I tried dermaplaning and have never gone back Now, you know I like short, sweet and to the point types of tutorials so let’s get right to it.
Oh, second disclaimer: I am not an esthetician or anyone who is a professional skin care person. I learned from Dr. Google and trial and error. Always listen to the professionals. This is just some tips and tricks I picked up along the way that work for me and hopefully, for you!
Have you heard our men look better as they age and the same for women is not always said? Well, google said it’s because shaving is a way to exfoliate your skin and regular exfoliation is great skincare. So it stands to reason that dermaplaning is a nice way to exfoliate and thereby helps with those fine lines and wrinkles.
Removing the peach fuzz makes your make up lay better. Honestly, if you are not happy with your makeup, try dermaplaning. It wears so much better it’s amazing!
Your skin will look brighter and feel smoother! It.just.feels.good.
WHAT TO DO:
I made a video to help you.
Long story short:
- Cleanse your face first.
- Tone it second.
- Hold skin taught and use short strokes. Start at the top and work your way down.
- Tone after you dermaplane. I use this rose water which is delightful, but witch hazel works well too!
- Avoid creams, lotions, serums and make up for 24 hours after. Now, I have seen people slather their faces in serums after dermaplaning and I tried it and it just clogged my pores and made me break out. I guess you could try and see what your skin likes!
WHAT NOT TO DO
- Don’t reuse the razors. You can spread infection and they get dull and are more likely to knick your face. If you MUST reuse a razor, make sure to disinfect it first.
2. Don’t go over areas of irritation, acne, moles, etc. I feel like that’s a given but it’s also tempting to slice those pimples right off but just don’t.
3. Don’t use cheap eyebrow razors. Trust. I started with these and I thought it was fine but then I bought actual dermaplaning razors an here’s the differences I have noticed spending a few more dollars:
- My skin doesn’t get razor burn
- I don’t knick or slice my face so no extra open areas for infection to occur.
- They remove peach fuzz and dead skin more effectively.
And that’s basically it friends! Any questions? Drop em in the comments!