A lot of you asked about how, when, why I dermaplane after I mentioned it on my instagram stories. Dermaplane is “newer” to me, but has been life-changing when it comes to my skincare & makeup. Dermaplane. You may have seen it on your estheticians menu of services- probably about $100 give or take. Basically it removes the peach fuzz we all have on our face, & exfoliates at the same time. Yes- in theory you are shaving your face. Well I have a super inexpensive way to dermaplane at home & I’ll walk you through the steps. Please note- I am NOT a professional, esthetician, etc. Nor do I try to be. I am sharing what works for me in hopes you are able to get helpful info from this post!
I use these razors- there from amazon & I purchase them in bulk because I use one and throw it away. ( You don’t have to, but bacteria freaks me out- and you get 12 of them for $7)
I usually dermaplane on Sunday nights, because thats when I have the most time. You want to be thorough so find a good block of time. I get in the shower and wash my face like normal allowing the steam to open up my pores. When I get out of the shower I pat dry my face & apply this hydrating boost. You don’t have to apply anything- some people use water, others leave a little cleanser on, this works for me, so I’m sticking to it.
Hold your skin taught. With your opposite hand. The hairs on your face naturally lay down. I like to shave against the grain- once again if you prefer to shave down- do it. There is no right or wrong (I asked my esthetician). You will see the hairs come off, & you can hear it too, haha.
If it’s your first time, you want to make sure you get every inch of your face. I suggest starting on one side of your chin and working your way around. Places to be careful: your nose, I rarely have hair on mine so I avoid it. Upper lip- Be very careful, but I do shave that area to make it smooth like the rest of my face.
Rinse your razor- Once you have finished shaving an area I rinse the hair & bacteria off of it and pat it dry on a hand towel.
After I have finished I throw the razor away and wash my face like normal. This gets all of the excess hair off, this is the cleanser I use everyday.
I suggest hydrating after you dermaplane, as my skin is dry because of the exfoliation. I also wash our bedding on Sunday’s so this works well to sleep on a clean silk pillow case, this is the one I use.
Commonly Asked Questions:
“If I shave my face it will come back coarse/black/etc.”- False. If we were completely pulling the hair follicle out there is a chance it would grow back thicker, but we are simply shaving the top layer of the hair. If I thought there was any chance it would grow back anything other than blonde and soft, I would NEVER have tried it.
“Do I have to keep shaving it- if so how often”- Yes, just like your legs or armpits, it will grow back. I dermaplane every Sunday, sometimes there isn’t much regrowth, or more in one area.
“What are the benefits?”- Besides exfoliation being a great thing to prevent wrinkles and bacteria, it allows your skin to soak in your skincare better and your makeup to apply smoother. I can tell when I need to dermaplane as my face looks dull with makeup on, not dewy. I will never forget, I heard Lauryn from the Skinny Confidential say on one of her podcasts- she believes one of the reasons men tend to age better than women is because they shave their face. The are constantly exfoliating.
I’ll link all of the products I mentioned in this post below. As always let me know if you have any questions!