How to Dermaplane at Home: Your Ultimate Guide
If you're wondering how to dermaplane at home safely and smoothly, we've got you covered.
Our ultimate guide to dermaplaning walks you through every great question you may have about dermaplaning, including what is dermaplaning? and what is the best technique?
So, let's dive in:
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe skincare technique that exfoliates the skin and gently removes vellus hair, commonly known as peach fuzz.
It is a non-invasive, chemical-free method of skin rejuvenation using a dermaplaning tool and a skin stretching technique.
The process involves shaving away the outer layers of the skin, including dead skin cells, to leave your skin feeling immediately softer, smoother and glowing.
Beyond its cosmetic aspect, dermaplaning is like a reset button for the skin, revealing a fresh canvas beneath.
What are the benefits of demaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a cost-effective way to keep your glow game going. Here are some of the skin benefits you can expect when you dermaplane at home:
By gently removing vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells, dermaplaning leaves your skin incredibly smooth, promoting a soft and polished texture.
Enhanced Skincare Absorption:
The exfoliation process aids in the better absorption of skincare products. With the barrier of dead skin cells removed, your serums and moisturisers can penetrate more effectively, maximising their benefits.
Radiant Skin Tone:
Dermaplaning helps reveal a brighter and more even skin tone by removing the layer of dull, dead skin cells that can contribute to an uneven complexion.
Promotes Cellular Turnover:
The exfoliation induced by dermaplaning encourages the natural process of cellular turnover. This means newer, healthier skin cells come to the surface, giving your skin a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Diminished Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
Regular dermaplaning may help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By promoting skin renewal, it contributes to a smoother and more youthful-looking complexion.
Peach Fuzz Removal:
The removal of vellus hair not only provides a smoother canvas for makeup application but also gives the skin a flawless finish.
Non-Invasive and Painless:
Dermaplaning at home is a non-invasive procedure that is generally painless. It's suitable for most skin types and doesn't involve harsh chemicals or downtime.
Achieving a smoother, more radiant complexion can boost confidence and make you feel more comfortable in your skin.
How to dermaplane at home?
Dermaplaning involves manually exfoliating the skin and removing peach fuzz with your Metal Dermaplaner. Here's a general guide on how to dermaplane at home:
What You'll Need:
- Your Make My Shave Dermaplaner
- Clean face and hands
- Wash your hands
- Cleanse your face thoroughly to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities
- Pat your skin dry
#1 Skin Preparation: You can use your dermaplaner on either dry skin or apply a small amount of your favourite face serum or oil. If you're unsure about which method works best for your skin, we recommend trying both or consulting your dermatologist for personalised advice.
#2 Hold the Skin Taut: Use one hand to stretch your skin taut. This provides a smooth surface for the blade and reduces the risk of nicks.
#3 Hold the Blade at a 45-Degree Angle: Start at the top of your cheekbone and work your way downward.
#4 Apply Short Strokes: Using short, gentle strokes, and light pressure, move the blade in the direction of hair growth. Typically, this means downward strokes on the cheekbone, inward along your cheek and jawline and upward strokes on the neck. You can also move downward along your forehead as well as above your lip and chin as required.
#5 Rise & Moisturise: Once you’re satisfied with your smoothness, rinse your skin to remove any loose hairs and follow up with a good moisturiser to protect your skin.
Other useful tips for how to dermaplane at home:
- Cleanse Between Strokes: To avoid your blade from getting clogged, you can wipe away any excess debris from the blade either by running it under water or gently wiping your blade on a soft cloth or cotton pad.
- Avoid Sensitive Areas: Avoid areas with active acne, lesions, or any skin irritations. Also, be cautious around the eyes and eyebrows.
- Apply SPF: Make sure to use a facial friendly sunscreen post-dermaplaning to protect the newly exposed skin.
- Start light: Be cautious and start with light pressure, gradually increasing as you become more comfortable.
How do you keep your blade clean?
- After use, slide the blade out of your Make My Shave Dermaplaning handle.
- Rinse the blade with water and allow it to dry
- If you prefer, disinfect the blade by using rubbing alcohol or a biodegradable alcohol wipe to eliminate any potential bacteria on the blade's surface
- If you wish to use the same blade, simply reinstall it for the next use
Is Dermaplaning at home safe?
Dermaplaning at home is a great way to exfoliate the skin without the use of chemicals. It's essential to choose high-quality dermaplaning devices such as Make My Shave’s Metal Dermaplaner, follow provided instructions, take things slow and maintain proper hygiene.
How often should you Dermaplane?
The frequency of dermaplaning depends on individual skin characteristics and personal preferences. For most people, dermaplaning can be done every 3 to 4 weeks. This time frame allows the skin to regenerate and ensures that the procedure remains effective without over-exfoliating.
However, individuals with sensitive skin may choose to dermaplane less frequently, perhaps every 4 to 6 weeks, to avoid irritation.
It's crucial to listen to your skin's needs and not exceed recommended intervals to maintain a healthy balance between exfoliation and skin recovery. If you have specific skin concerns or conditions, consulting a dermatologist can provide personalised guidance on the optimal dermaplaning frequency for your skin.
Which areas on the body can you dermaplane?
Dermaplaning is commonly performed on the face including cheeks, jawline, chin, and forehead.
It’s not typically performed on other parts of the body due to the sensitivity of areas and the design of the dermaplaning tool, which is specifically suited for the face.
If you are interested in exfoliating or removing hair from other body parts, the Make My Shave Razor is more suitable and safe for those areas.
Does hair grow back thicker?
Dermaplaning does not cause hair to grow back thicker. One common misconception is that shaving or removing hair through methods like dermaplaning can alter its texture or thickness. However, this is not the case.
The hair that grows back after dermaplaning will have the same texture and thickness as it did before the procedure.
The perception of thicker hair often arises because, after dermaplaning, the hair may have a blunt edge initially. As it grows, the edge softens, and the hair maintains its natural characteristics.
Dermaplaning is a safe and effective method for exfoliation and hair removal, leaving the skin smoother without affecting the nature of the hair.
What is the best Dermaplane razor?
If you're wondering how to dermaplane at home and on a quest for the best dermaplaning tool, look no further than the Eco-Glam Metal Dermaplaner from Make My Shave.
Eco-Friendly Dermaplaning: Unlike plastic and wheat straw-based dermaplaners, Make My Shave's dermaplaner is 100% plastic-free, delivering not only an environmentally conscious experience but also a razor built to last a lifetime.
Ergonomic Excellence: The Eco-Glam Dermaplaner is thoughtfully designed with an ergonomic handle, featuring a subtle weight for improved pressure and performance. It includes a finger divot for added control, ensuring a seamless and precise dermaplaning process.
Premium Precision Blades: The razor's premium blades effortlessly whisk away peach fuzz, leaving your skin irresistibly soft, smooth, and radiant.
Sustainable and Stylish: With long-lasting blades that are easily replaceable and a razor that gives your grooming kit a metallic makeover, the Eco-Glam Metal Dermaplaner combines sustainability with style.
If you're ready to dermaplane at home, you can get a hold of your new premium dermaplaner here.