The concept of dermaplaning can be very daunting to most people, and that is totally understandable! Dermaplaning your skin is when you take essentially shave off the hairs and dead skin cells sitting on the top of your skin. It sounds painful and not very fun, but it actually is completely safe as long as you do it safely.
Dermaplaning is a popular service usually performed by estheticians. However, there are some safe ways to dermaplane your skin at home. With this completely safe and easy dermaplaning technique, you’ll be on your way to smooth and supple skin in no time!
How To Dermaplane Your Skin At Home
In order to dermaplane your skin at home, you’re going to need the proper tools. The good thing is that what you need is super budget-friendly, so it’s accessible for almost anyone!
What you need is an eyebrow razor or shaper tool. Our favorite one is the Silk Touch-up!
Step #1: Prep your skin
The very first step that should never be looked over is prepping the skin. To do this, you want to use a facial cleanser to thoroughly, but gently cleanse your face. Then, wash all of the cleanser off of your face and make sure there is no residue left over. When drying your skin, pat dry it with a towel. You want to make sure your skin is completely dry before starting the dermaplaning process. Also, do not use any other topical skin care products before dermaplaning, as it will interfere with the process. You want to make sure your skin is as bare as possible before starting.
Our favorite facial cleanser is the Cerave Hydrating Face Wash. It is very gentle on the skin and it is not likely to cause irritation. It helps to remove all of the oil and dirt from your skin while still retaining the skin’s moisture.
Step #2: Start by shaving off the peach fuzz
Pull your skin taught and very gently shave the peach fuzz off of your skin. You’re going to want to hold the razor at a 45-degree angle. It is important that you don’t point the razor directly at your skin, as this will just cut the skin. Peach fuzz is the most abundant around the neck, the lip, and the ears. You may want to start in these areas first.
Step #3: Move to the more difficult areas
After doing the easy areas first, it’s time to move onto the trickier areas. In these areas, your goal is to gently remove the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. For the most control, you’re going to want to pull the skin taught and gently shave downwards on the skin. Move the razor in short strokes for the best results. To ensure that you do not nick yourself, make sure you are always moving in downward, short motions.
If you have acne, breakouts, or any skin irritation at all, do not dermaplane in these areas! This will only further irritate the skin and cause potential skin damage.
Step #4: Apply a moisturizer
Dermaplaning the skin often makes it very dry. After you are completely done dermaplaning the skin, apply a moisturizer all over your face. Apply the moisturizer gently in upward circular motions for the best results.
Our favorite moisturizer is the Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It doesn’t have any harmful ingredients that will damage your skin in the long run. It is super gentle on the skin and doesn’t tend to cause any irritation.
Dermaplaning is becoming more and more popular because of its transformational results. If you do it correctly, you can easily do it yourself at home without going to an esthetician. It is important that you are following up with a good skincare routine.
Even though dermaplaning isn’t exactly necessary in a skincare routine, it can certainly have a lot of benefits. Using our safe dermaplaning technique, try it yourself at home and see for yourself how amazing your skin will look and feel – you may be shocked!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Besides just making your skin feel smoother, there are a lot of other deeper benefits of dermaplaning your skin. Since it takes off the layer of dead skin cells, it allows for skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin and become more effective. There are small hairs on the surface of your skin that trap dirt and oil. These hairs are removed in the dermaplaning process. Also, it can even help with diminishing acne and acne scarring. All of these things make your skin look and feel so much more healthy!
Is dermaplaning your skin safe?
There are lots of dermaplaning skeptics out there. But, it is very difficult to cut yourself if you are dermaplaning your skin correctly. As long as you are dermaplaning with clean tools and doing it safely, dermaplaning is completely safe!
Some side effects of dermaplaning include redness in the skin and possibly some whiteheads. However, these typically go away within a day or two after dermaplaning.
Does dermaplaning make the hair on my face grow back thicker?
You may be wondering if the hair will grow back thicker if you shave it off. This is a huge myth! The follicle of your hair doesn’t change and, therefore, your hair will not grow back thicker. You probably won’t even notice it growing back.
How often should I dermaplane my skin?
Although there isn’t exactly an exact time period in between dermaplaning, there are some general rules to follow. Make sure you don’t dermaplane your skin too often, as this will dry out your skin and likely cause some irritation. If you are a dermaplaning addict and want to do it as often as possible, we recommend waiting around three to four weeks in between sessions.
How should I care for my skin after dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning doesn’t require too much aftercare. A good skincare routine is usually enough. But, you should avoid a few things a few days after dermaplaning the skin for the best results. You should avoid direct sunlight, tanning, chlorine, exfoliators, and extreme heat for a few days. This is only because dermaplaning your skin reveals another layer of skin that is very sensitive and prone to more damage.