Consider this your step-by-step guide to dermaplaning at home! This popular beauty treatment offers a host of benefits, from removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz to creating a smooth canvas for makeup application. Plus, it can help your skincare products penetrate deeper into the skin. Ready to get started? Keep reading for everything you need to know about dermaplaning, including how often to do it and what products to use afterwards.
How Often Should You Dermaplane?
We recommend dermaplaning once a week. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to start with every other week and see how your skin reacts. You can always increase the frequency if your skin can handle it. Just be sure to replace the blades every four to five uses—and of course, make sure your skin is clean and dry before you begin.
How to Dermaplane
When dermaplaning at home, it's important to hold the blade at a 45-degree angle and pull your skin taut behind the blade as you go. Use gentle, feather strokes—you don't want to press too hard or else you risk cutting yourself. Remember to avoid any active acne breakouts as well as any area around the eyes.
What Products Should You Use Afterwards?
Dermaplaning leaves your face feeling nice and smooth, so it's the perfect time to apply any serums or moisturizers you've been wanting to try. The added bonus? These products will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin since there's no barrier of dead skin cells or peach fuzz in the way. So go ahead and slather on that expensive face cream—your face will thank you!
Now that you know everything there is to know about dermaplaning, it's time to grab a blade and get started! Just be sure to follow our tips for safe and effective at-home dermaplaning, and enjoy baby-soft skin all week long.