Hello Naked Beauty!
Have you ever wondered what dermaplaning was or wanted to get this treatment done, but it was either too expensive or you just couldn’t find the time? Well, I’m here to tell you all about it! Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves gently scraping the dead skin and peach fuzz from your face using a tool identical to a surgical scalpel. It a great way to exfoliate and keep your face clear from unwanted facial hair. The best part? You can dermaplane right from the comfort of your home for a fraction of the price. Every month, I spend close to $20 verses $400 just by doing it myself. Personally, I dermaplane once a week, but you can do this as much or as little as you want, depending on your skin.
In 2018, I was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I suffered from
excessive facial hair growth and many skin issues, like cystic acne that made me incredibly self-conscious. So, I did my research and discovered dermaplaning. But, I wasn’t comfortable paying $75-$150 per week, for one treatment, when I knew I was capable of doing this treatment on myself, from home. Honestly, professional dermaplaning is way too expensive and not everyone has the time or money to spend on it. I know I don’t. So, if there is an at-home alternative, I’m all for it.
So, here is my at-home tips and tricks! Although a dermatologist or aesthetician may use a surgical scalpel, you can order other scalpel-like razors. I use the Tinkle razors, which I order from Amazon. Each pack comes with 3 razors. For me, one pack can last as long as two months. This is what works for my face—you may be completely different, so do what works for you!
Before each treatment, I like to start with a clean face. I use a non-foaming cleanser, so my face doesn’t t get too dried before dermaplaning. But you can use whatever your skin is used to and what you prefer. After my face is dry, I start at my hairline with my razor and work my way down to by jawline applying light pressure on my face. As I move the razor down my face—holding it at a 45-degree angle—I pull up on my hairline creating a flat and smooth surface for the razor so I don’t cut myself. After every pass over my face I clean off the razor. After I’m satisfied with the dermaplaning, I go in with a hydrating mask. I love using the Bioaqua sheet masks (SPOILER ALERT you will be getting 2 in your March box!!!) or any hydrating sheet mask and apply it to my face. Once my face has absorbed all the greatness of the mask, I remove the sheet and start massaging any serum left over into my skin. I let my face dry completely, and then I go in with a lightweight, hydrating face moisturizer and massage that into my face and neck. I love using the moisturizer Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence from CosRX. I get it from Ulta for $21 and it lasts me for three months. I use it every morning and every evening before bed.
Dermaplaning has become my go-to weekly selfcare treatment that keeps my skin looking smooth and helps me feel confident. My favorite part is being able to do it myself from the warmth of home.
What’s your weekly self-care tips and tricks?