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A Complete Guide To Dermaplaning Your Face At Home
Dermaplaning (AKA shaving your face) works to exfoliate away any surface level dead skin and remove the fine layer of facial peach fuzz, both of which can play a role in blocking pores.
This treatment involves the use of an angled blade (similar to a razor blade) to gently scrape away any hair and skin debris, leaving behind a smooth and radiant complexion. And don’t worry – your hair won’t grow back thicker or darker.
If you’re interested in trying dermaplaning from home, here’s our step-by-step guide for achieving an effective and painless removal of peach fuzz.
1. Wash your face with a cleanser like the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser ($11.99 at Chemist Warehouse) or the Skin O2 Cream Cleanser ($25.95 at Skin O2) to ensure any makeup, dirt or grime have been removed. Then pat dry.
3. Pull your skin so that it is taut, then apply your dermaplaning tool on a 45 degree angle and begin moving it in small, downward strokes. We recommend the Finishing Touch Flawless® Dermaplane Glow ($24.95 at Chemist Warehouse) or the Manicare® dermaSMOOTH Fuzz remover ($8.49 at Chemist Warehouse).
4. Rinse face and finish with a hydrating mask and/or moisturiser. We love the Natio Ageless Hydrating Mask ($16.99 at Chemist Warehouse) and Nu Skin® Moisture Restore Intense Moisturizer ($46.40 at Nu Skin)
How long do the results last?
Dermaplaning is recommended every three to four weeks.
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