Dermaplaning at Home
Recently I came across a video by one of YouTube's top beauty gurus who shared her secret of shaving her face. Intrigued? I was! There's so many myths around doing this, but after watching her video and reading a few online posts, I decided to give it a whirl.
Usually you would go to a specialist to have this done, but I've tried this out a few times now, and I don't really see how you can go wrong... It seems to me like there's plenty of people who do this themselves at home, you can even buy fancy devices to do it with!
As I've started playing around with my makeup a lot more over the past few months, I have noticed that the tiny little hairs that grow on the face really show up and catch my foundation and any face powders I use, especially when the light hits all the right places! It has been annoying me to no end, it can really take the attention away from a good makeup day.
Aside from a smooth, non fuzzy finish to your makeup, there are other benefits to consider too. Dermaplaning actually exfoliates your skin, it removes dead skin cells along with the soft facial hair which traps the days dirt, oil and grime. It's amazing how smooth your skin feels! I was so shocked as I thought I had fairly smooth skin to begin with, this just took it to another level.
By removing that layer of peachfuzz and dead skin cells you are also enabling all your skincare products to penetrate further into your skin, hopefully meaning better results from them.
Dermaplaning can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and fine lines, this is something I looked up, not something I have noticed for myself as I have neither .... well I have fine lines around the eyes and forehead, but I haven't taken the blade anywhere near these areas.
Eager to try it for yourself yet?
It's really so simple. Once you've cleansed your face, take your sterilised blade and hold at a 45 degree angle and run it over your problem areas upwards against hair growth with light - LIGHT - pressure. You don't have to apply shaving creams and oils, just make sure your face is wet, don't do it on dry skin. Once you've achieved the results you want, moisturise and voila! All done!
It's important not to over do this, I mean you don't want to be doing it on a daily basis - you simply don't need to, but its recommended to be done every 2-3 weeks depending on which website you look at.
After using your derma blade, make sure you give it a good, thorough clean, and once again before using it next time. You can pick up these blades on Amazon quite cheap.
I highly recommend looking into dermaplaning first before jumping straight into it. Have a think, is it something that will really benefit you, are you particularly bothered by peachfuzz? There is so much information out there. If you aren't comfortable trying it yourself at home, go to your beautician, I'm just all about saving money haha!
Would I Recommend it?
Yes, I really would. I love how my makeup looks now and I love how much smoother my skin feels. I don't find that its time consuming or a pain to do, for me, it's really quick, easy and painless.
I hope to see the other benefits kick in as I get older too, keeping those fine lines at bay!
Have you tried this? I'd love to know what you think and the difference you've noticed, if any?
Thank you for reading,
Love, Leanne Xx