Twas the weekend before Thanksgiving and I was cruising on Instagram Stories as one does during the Holiday season. I stumbled across a beauty influencer's story. One post was free perfume from a designer, the next post was a box full of beauty products that she received (envy, anyone?). Her next posts included her sharing her skincare regimen and makeup routine. She pulled out a tool that looked like a fancy eyebrow blade and started scraping her face with it! All of this dead skin started coming up -- it was crazy. The "blade" that she was using is actually a dermaplaning tool from skincare brand Stacked Skincare. When I went on the site initially the tool was $75, so I waited until Black Friday to purchase and I only paid $63!
So what is dermaplaning exactly? The best way that I can describe it is a form of exfoliation for the face. Traditionally performed at a spa with an esthetician, you remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your face. When you remove the dead skin cells you reveal a fresher layer of skin, making it easier for your skin care products to seep into your skin. This means that your products will work better.
Dermaplaning even makes your makeup go on more smoothly! I learned that removing peach fuzz from the face helps because the invisible fuzz hold lots of bacteria which in turns causes breakouts. I break out a lot on the side of my face and found out that I had so much fuzz along where my sideburns grow.
So now that we know what dermaplaning is, how do you do it? Please, please, please watch this video and follow the instructions below. I mean we are working with a blade here:
- Cleanse your skin thoroughly and allow it to dry. Dermaplaning works best on dry, clean skin.
- Hold dermaplaning tool like a pencil at at a 45 degree angle against the skin. Hold skin taut with one hand and the blade in the other hand. Start gently scraping your face upwards or downwards (depending on what part of your face you are doing).
- After scraping your entire face, wash with water and apply your serum or moisturizer.
- Follow up weekly!
Are you going to try dermaplaning? Let us know how it goes!