Did you know that there are layers and layers of dead skin just sitting on your face right now? UHM… gross, right? Those layers of dead skin are keeping your skin dry, making your foundation look so patchy, and absorbing all of that expensive skincare product you are putting on your face. After reading Dermaplaning 101: How and Why I Shave My Face, you will further understand the benefits of shaving your face, know what supplies you need to dermaplane your skin at home successfully, and even see the process being done in action.

Ever wanted to have baby smooth, and glowing skin without using harsh exfoliators? Me too… but, I didn’t know how. That is until I discovered at-home dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is basically a fancy term for “shaving your face”. And instead of shaving hair off, you are shaving off the dead skin. Sounds gross right? Well, it is… and totally, completely, satisfying.

Usually, I would recommend going to see an estetician or someone else certified to use a razor. On your face. Because, like… it’s your face. But, because of COVID-19, I know we cannot all make monthly trips to the estecician. All that being said, I am definitely not a skincare connosiuer, or a certified estetician. But, I am a girl who likes to be the “guinea pig” for her community, and then share about the things I have had success with. At home dermaplaning is one of those things. Any advice I am giving you is just my experience, and my opinion. If you have sensitive skin or if you are questioning if this process is right for you, definitely contact a dermatologist, or an estetician.

If you are looking for a way to brighten your skin, enjoy some skin confidence, remove any peach fuzz, smooth out your complexion, and allow your skin to soak up the products you are putting on it, dermaplaning is a great choice for you.

So, what do you need for dermaplaning?

You will be shocked at how simple and affordable this process is. All you need is a super hydrating moisturizer, and an eyebrow razor.

Moisturizers I Love:

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizer

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Razors I Have Tried and Had Success With:

Schick Silk Touch-Up Facial Razor

Tinkle Eyebrow Razor

And how exactly do you shave your face?

I refrained from trying dermaplaning for SO long, because I was worried about doing it wrong. I think trying to read step by step instructions on something like this is really challenging, so I am going to attach a video for you. This video is by the talented, and beautiful, Jaclyn Hill. This is the video I watched when I decided I wanted to try dermaplaning. Grab your supplies, and follow her instructions!

What can you expect after dermaplaning?

After you get the job done, treat yourself to a thick layer of facial moisturizer and leave it on overnight. Your skin will THANK you for the hydration, and the rejuvenation! I can guarantee that when you wake up in the morning, you will have a new-found confidence in your glowing skin. So whether you are a bare-faced babe, or a makeup guru, you will be so glad you gave your skin this simple treat. You can expect for your skincare products and makeup to go on smoothly, too!

2 FAQ’s:

Will dermaplaning make the hair on my face grow back darker and thicker?

NO. That is a total myth! Don’t let this myth keep you from trying dermaplaning out.

How often do I need to do this?

I like to shave my face once a month. Obviously everyone has different skin, and different needs, but I think once a month is pretty average.

Friends, I hope “Dermaplaning 101: How and Why I Shave My Face” has been helpful for you. If you decide to give this process a try, let me know how it goes for you! Feel free to use the links in this post to get your supplies, and show me your results. If you want to read more posts of mine about beauty, and skincare check out this post.

Have the best day!! XO, Maz