My [Bootleg] Version of Dermaplaning

Alright guys, so I finally tried dermaplaning… kind of.  For those of you who don’t know what dermaplaning is, it’s a physical exfoliation procedure of using a surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin.  Do you think it sounds scary? Me too! To me, the scariest part wasn’t scraping my skin with a scalpel, it was the fact that, along with the dead skin, I was essentially shaving my face.  Would the hair grow back darker? Thicker? Prickly? … Was I setting myself up to eventually have a beard? I’ve been doing this once a week for two months now and I can PROMISE you that it grows back exactly the same.  If I wanted to, I could stop cold turkey and my peach fuzz would still grow back as peach fuzz. A few of the reasons that I love it:

  1. It’s the best, most effective way to exfoliate your face.  Every time I do it, I can literally see the dead skin that it takes off.  Its disgusting, but afterwards my face feels so smooth.
  2. If you use expensive face oil/serum/moisturizer, your skin may not be absorbing it if you’re not exfoliating your face well.  Using a razor to exfoliate manually helps all of your pricey products soak into your skin, so you’re not wasting your money or your time.
  3. Your makeup goes on SO smooth.  I cannot even stress how well my makeup goes on now that I’ve been doing this.  Especially if you wear foundation or face makeup, you need to be trying this.

I was also a little bit alarmed at the price.  With dermaplaning, you have two options- 1.) Go to a (reputable!) dermatologist or 2.) Purchase an at-home dermaplaning tool.  Both of these options are pricey and I’m on a budget.

            The solution that I found to this was to use a tinkle razor… yes, its actually called a tinkle razor.  These are so much cheaper than the at home dermaplaning tools, and in my opinion, just as effective.  I buy mine at TJ Maxx, Target, Marshalls… they sell them everywhere.  Below, I’ve linked some that I found on amazon.  Here are the steps I take and the products I use:

  1. First, I make sure my face it completely clean of oils and residue.  To do this, I use witch hazel on a cotton square and wipe my face thoroughly.  You can buy this at any drugstore and I’ve found that with this product, you can use any brand and it will be effective.
  2. Next, I use the razor and gently (gently!) move it down my face in small strokes. I go over my entire face except for the sides of my nose.
  3. After I’m done with the razor, I use Herbivore Lapis oil on my entire face. This oil is a bit pricey but I swear by it.  I’ve been using it for months and I can tell a difference in the clarity, texture, and brightness of my skin.
  4. After the oil is applied, I spray Heritage Brand Rose Water all over my face.  I LOVE this facial spray, both for the quality and the price.  I’ve tried the expensive rose water sprays, and the Heritage brand is by far the best.

Below, I’ve linked all of the products that I use.  I hope you guys like these products as much as I do!

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