I Tried Dermaplaning

Hi friends! I have recently seen quite a few posts and tutorials on Dermaplaning and thought I’d give it a go myself. This post is about my experience and thoughts on the at home procedure. I hope you enjoy.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a procedure used to exfoliate the skin on your face by using a scalpel or thin blade and feather like strokes to scrape away dead skin and peach fuzz. Now I know what you all are thinking, and before I go any further let’s set the record straight. The idea that your hair will grow back darker and thicker from shaving is a myth…trust me, I have done my research.

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My Experience

I had two reasons why I waned to give this at home procedure a go:

  1. I had read that it reduces the appearance of dark spots while exfoliating the skin to give a healthier, more hydrated appearance – Perfect! I could use a bit of that.
  2. Getting rid of the pesky peach fuzz was to create a smooth canvas for the application of makeup – Cool! I am all for it!

Now, you should know that I am very hairy person, you cannot see it because it’s blonde, but I know it’s there. What bugged me the most was the peach fuzz on my forehead (sounds random, I know) because foundation would always get caught in it creating an un-even finish.

I did my research and found that you cannot use the same type of razors we use for our legs, the face requires a more simple approach. The razors that are most recommend were these Eye Brow Razors, I bought them on Amazon for like $10. The procedure itself is actually quite simple, all you do is use small downwards feathered strokes and it should all come off.

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The results? Well…I actually don’t know. It hasn’t made much a difference on my dark spots and it didn’t seem to make my acne better or worse. There are a few good points, it is a lot easier to apply makeup on my forehead and my skin looks and feels a lot more hydrated. The best part was the procedure itself. Watching all the fuzz and dead skin being scraped off was the most satisfying thing ever!

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Final Thoughts

I’d do again, although I’d like to get it professionally done because I think there would be a difference in the exfoliating factor. This procedure is highly recommended to have done before big events like a wedding, so this might be something I have done closer to the big day.

 

Thanks for reading! 

xo – Hannah

2 comments on “I Tried Dermaplaning

  1. Your post inspired me to try it – I didn’t even know this was a possibility! I found some at Daiso. Going to try it this weekend 😀

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