Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.
Getting Dermaplaning in a spa can cost $250 on one 30-minute session of dermaplaning.
It may vary depending on the cost of living in your area and the provider you choose. Get a cost estimate before you book your appointment.
Exfoliation: “Shaving your face can have somewhat similar results to a professional dermaplane procedure,” Benjamin says. “Dermaplaning provides a deeper exfoliation than shaving at home, but they both remove the dead outer skin and vellus hairs.”
Glowing, brighter complexion: Because dermaplaning removes a layer of dead skin that would otherwise give a dull appearance, skin is left looking radiant and refreshed post-shaving.
Deeper product penetration: Facial hair can often trap dirt and oil that creates a barrier between your skin and the products you put on top. Getting rid of that layer may allow for your skincare products to penetrate deeper, thus being more effective. “Having a fresh, clean face will help [serums] penetrate more deeply.”
Smoother makeup application: Kunin notes that because dermaplaning removes facial hair and peach fuzz, the skin is smoother and pores appear smaller. This creates the ideal base for even makeup applications where powder and liquid products can sit on top flawlessly.
The 7 Steps to Remove Peach Fuzz at Home
Here is the complete low down on how to perform dermaplaning at home effectively and safely.
Step 2. Wash your face
Get your skin ready by cleansing with a gentle cleanser to ensure all makeup and oils are removed from the skin.
Rinse and dry your face.
Step 3. Apply a gel or face oil
Apply a thin layer of a gel or face oil on your face.
Some people prefer not to apply anything. It Is a matter of personal choice.
Step 4. Downward strokes
Wet the dermaplaning blade in warm water and then start with downward strokes – start shaving with the hair growth. It’s important to have the correct angle for best results.
Use short strokes at a 45-degree angle.
Don’t forget to use a mirror as face shaving blindly is not really a good idea!
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Step 4. Rinse and repeat
Thoroughly make your way through the different sections of your face targeting:
- eyebrow area
- upper lips
Step 5. Repeat again
Once done, go over your face again, this time against the hair growth. This provides a greater exfoliation effect on the skin.
Remember to continue to stroke the blade against the skin at a 45-degree angle.
Step 6. Splash and cool off
Finish off by splashing your face with cool water and pat dry.
Step 7. Apply your favorite serum
The skin is most receptive to skincare and topicals immediately after dermablading.
It’s more permeable than normal because of the pathways the procedure has created. The exfoliated skin paves an easier path for the nutrients to absorb into the skin for maximum benefits.
During this small window, which is usually the first 1-5 minutes after a treatment, is your opportunity to pass nutrients down to your cells in the lower skin layers. At this point, apply your favorite serum or moisturizer to your face.
Step 8: Apply skincare products
Some prefer to dermaplane at night before bed, so typically finishing up by applying a nightly routine which looks something like this:
- 1. Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum – soothes, heals, and hydrates the skin
- 2. Collagen Repair Cream – stimulates collagen production helping with fine lines, wrinkles, tone and texture.
- 4. Super Peptide Eye Serum – powerful moisturizing and anti-aging eye treatment
DERMAPLANING BEFORE AND AFTER TIPS
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DERMAPLANE?
I recommend once a month (or every 3-4 weeks). Dermaplaning too often can irritate the skin.
Dermaplaning can keep your skin looking bouncy, smooth and supple; baby’s bottom anyone?
As with any cosmetic procedure, diet, lifestyle choice, etc, there are some things you can do to get the most of the dermaplane experience.
- When you are dermaplaining, make sure to use your thumb and index finger to pull about an inch or two of you skin taut. This will keep your skin tight, and prevent accidental cuts
- For sterile purposes its recommended to throw away the blade after each use however, you may use it until it gets dull
- After treatment, avoid excessive physical activity that makes you sweat
- Avoid direct contact with sun for 48-72 hours on the applied area.
- Avoid applying cosmetics immediately after use
- Wear sunscreen daily. It should be skincare second nature, but just in case you weren’t aware, it is the best daily anti-ager in your arsenal. Find one with at least a 15+ protection and reapply as necessary throughout the day and/or before prolonged UVA/UVB exposure.
- Also make sure to use an organic gentle daily cleanser.
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