my experience with dermaplaning


I have to say that I'm a bit of a skincare and skincare product skeptic.  It takes a lot (data, results, etc.) for me to buy-into something.  When I started to hear about dermaplaning, I was more than skeptical and also a little intimidated.  You, of course, can have this done by a professional, but you can also do it at home.  It's important to note here that I am by no means a medical professional.  I'd recommend that you do your research and perhaps consult one prior to doing any of this.

Before I get into all of that, let's take a few steps back and discuss what dermaplaning is.  In it's purest sense, dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation whereby a surgical scalpel is used to gently scrape off of the surface of your face (any peach fuzz is removed in the process as well).  It's garnered a bit of a cult following because the build-up of dead skin cells can lead to break-outs, as well as making your skin appear more dull.  Additionally, it helps with absorption of all of that product that we spend so much on to moisturize and combat aging.  It's been adapted for home use with the use of this tool.  If you are reading between the lines here, dermaplaning is the equivalent to shaving your face.  I know, for years you've been warned of the dangers of this - your hair will grow back more course, etc., etc. - but that's simply not true.

So yes, taking a razor to your face with no real training seems a little intimidating.  But I arrived armed with the help of Jordan Harper.  And more specifically, this video. (As an aside, Jordan is a great person to follow for skincare! If you are vaguely interested or looking for tips, hit her up!) There's a couple keys to this practice: start with a clean, dry face; slow & steady; and follow-up after with a retinol (which promotes skin cell turnover).  I'd recommend that at the most you use the twinkle razors twice.  I could definitely tell a difference the second time I used it though there's a school of thought that you can use them up to 4 times.

The verdict: I'm 100% a convert.  In just the three weeks that I've dermaplaned, I've noticed a significant difference in the appearance of my skin.  It's more radiant, it's more supple (I suspect because it is absorbing product better), and my makeup sits far better on my face than before.  I would say that if you are the very least bit interested, you should try it.  And if you do try it, I'd love to hear your experience and results.

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