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Lockdown has led us all to some wild decisions. My latest? Dermaplaning at home.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment that aims to remove dead skin cells and reveal a radiant skin surface. Although it is not a hair removal treatment, it does tend to remove any peach fuzz present on the face.
This is something I have had done professionally before and really enjoyed. However, I did not enjoy the price tag and therefore it hasn’t become a regular thing. Pre-lockdown I was looking around to find a salon providing dermaplaning at a more reasonable price. – Obviously, I am not looking for ‘cheap’, but the more research I did, I realised the salon I had gone to originally was kind of overcharging…
There have been so many ‘at home’ kits for everything advertised during lockdown – hair dye, brow tint, nails, and now… Dermaplaning. I was sceptical. But also, very intrigued. I spent a couple of days looking up research, reading reviews, trying to find ‘qualified’ information and not just buying into something because somebody with a famous face said I should. I ended up purchasing the Hollywood Browzer – Hair Removal and Dermaplaning Tool. This brand claims their tool is ‘quick, easy and pain free’. Although they do have a website, I got this for £14.95 on amazon which is cheaper than on their own site. And, as a prime member, my delivery showed up the next day. I bought a set of two, and have given one to my mum. This has nothing to do with the quality of the product but I do love that you can choose the colour of your tool. No prizes for guessing that the one I’m using is blue…
On the back of the box there are 3 simple steps to follow to use this tool. It really was super quick and easy to use. It definitely removed peach fuzz (let’s not be fake here, we all have it) and my skin did look brighter straight after use. Admittedly, it wasn’t ‘salon professional’ and I won’t be starting up Shona’s Salon and offering dermaplaning with the Hollywood Browzer anytime soon. But at an eighth of the price of going to a salon (the one I went to, anyway), I do think this is a good option for using at home. When I got this done by a qualified aesthetician she recommended it was a treatment to get done on a monthly basis – if you have sensitive skin, it may be even more infrequently. So, I am trying hard to leave a month in between using my Hollywood Browzer because although not as good as a professional, you are still essentially scraping your skin off (hey, what a nice image – you are welcome) so it’s not going to be good doing that too often.
Some of the ‘at home’ dermaplaning tools are disposable or have disposable components. This tool, similar to a razor I guess, says you can use for up to 3 months before having to replace. I washed it thoroughly after use and it is now carefully stored in the protective pouch it came with.
If you can afford to, dermaplaning is a super nice treatment to book in for but as a more affordable alternative I would totally recommend the Hollywood Browzer.
Until next time,