BAQ Skincare Tips: Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning At Home
June is BAQ Skincare Month which means throughout the month of June we will be sharing skincare tips every week. This week we are going to share everything we know about Dermaplaning and also give you some insight on how it really works.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is basically a exfoliating treatment that removes peach fuzz and dead skin using a small scalpel. In simple terms, you are basically shaving your face by removing peach fuzz and also removing dead skin cells that otherwise may still be left on the skin.
What does Dermaplaning do for the skin?
Dermaplaning removes hair and dead skin to reveal smoother, radiant skin. By removing peach fuzz and dead skin cells from the skin, skincare products can better penetrate the skin.
How does it work?
Step One: After cleansing your skin, take some sort of base such as an oil or gel and apply that all over the face. Some people also use shaving cream, but I find that shaving cream can be a little harsh on the skin.
Step Two: Take the Dermaplaning tool and gently glide in a downward motion across your face.
Step Three: After shaving, check back with a light and magnifying mirror to look for any fuzzy spots you may have missed.
Step Four: Rinse your face and continue with your preferred skincare routine.
Now, what’s the real tea?
With this pandemic happening, I have had a lot of time on my hands, that’s what lead me to try Dermaplaning. For the last three months I have been Dermaplaning and I can tell you it has done wonders for my skin. Not only does my skin feel and look smoother, it has a beautiful radiant glow. My makeup goes on so smoothly and looks so much better. I can say that Dermaplaning has changed the appearance of my skin for the better.
Some Quick Tips!
1. Keep the direction consistent. From experience I noticed that I get the cleanest shave if I keep shaving in the same direction. The first time I tried Dermaplaning I did not keep the same direction and it was left with a slight wash for a week or two.
2. ALWAYS use some sort of oil or gel. The first time I shaved I used olive oil, the next few times after that I used Aloe Vera gel and I can say that I prefer using some sort of oil base rather than a gel. The gel seems to dry my skin out a bit, so oil is better for me.
3. Use a tool that works best with your skin. I used a cheaper $2 razor tool and the $4 Revlon tool, and I can say that the Revlon tool is a lot smoother than the $2 razor tool. You can find the Revlon tool at Walmart.
4. Be sure to follow up using a rich moisturizer. On the days I shave my face I like to use a rich moisturizer that will hydrate TF out of my skin. After exfoliating it is important to bring some heavy-duty hydration to the new skin that is revealed. This is why I prefer to shave my face at night so I can use a nice and rich night cream.
5. Use a mask afterward. This is just a personal preference, but I love how well a mask works after Dermaplaning.
6. Don’t be so heavy handed. As a gal who is heavy handed AF, I can say that using a light hand is key. Don’t be rough on your skin, allow the blade to glide softly against your skin, this way you can avoid cuts and rashes.
7. Be sure to sanitize your Dermaplaning tool before using. Simply take some alcohol and pour it over the tool for quick sterilization.
I hope this was a guide that will help you understand what Dermaplaning is and the benefits of it. I also linked some of my favorite Dermaplaning videos down below in case you needed a visual to help you.