What is dermaplaning? Essentially, it's the removal of the top layer of skin. And while some will say that it's simply shaving your face, what the treatment also does is peel off dead skin cells, revealing a brighter and smoother appearance. I received my first professional dermaplaning treatment some months back and was almost done forever after a misstep in the aesthetician's methods left me looking like a thumb (yes, I said a thumb).
But after months of hesitation and some much-needed pushes from other skin-care addicts, I finally decided to take another, and needless to say, I've become an at-home dermaplaning addict.
So my first dermaplaning experience was a bumpy ride.
Eager to try the skin-care trend, I saw a professional. She seemed extremely educated on the topic, gave me an in-depth skin analysis, and got to work, in awe that I really was as hairy as I told her I was — I'm shameless, hey. All seemed well, that is, until I rose, walked to the bathroom, and saw that her chattiness had led to a giant knick in my eyebrow. Yes, she neglected to tell me that during our conversations she had taken out a giant chunk of my eyebrow. Needless to say, I was angry.
It was then that I said I would never try it again and moved to at-home treatments.
Usually, I'm the type to flock to a professional, afraid of my own doing causing serious problems. But there, sitting with an undone left eyebrow, I said why not? Though I may not be trained in the form, I knew that my brows would remain intact.
It's really that simple.
Yep, it's seriously that easy. The treatment, which is suggested for once a week use, will leave you with skin smoother than you ever could have imagined. And even better, no eyebrows will be harmed in the process. Trust me, if you haven't tried it for yourself, you're missing out on something so satisfying and so easy to use.
Dermaflash LUXE Anti-Aging Dermaplaning Exfoliation Device ($199, Sephora)
This three-in-one award-winning facial exfoliation, hair removal, and antiaging device is designed specifically for the delicate skin on a woman's face. By erasing the barrier to penetration, Dermaflash Luxe maximizes absorption and creates a flawless canvas for makeup. It is dermatologist recommended.