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How to Dermaplane: Your Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

How to Dermaplane: Your Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide
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Dermaplaning at home? With help from our step-by-step guide, you can dermaplane like a pro for smooth skin.

Before we get started, let’s cover some basics. Dermaplaning uses a blade to remove fine facial hair (aka peach fuzz), plus dead skin cells and any other dirt and grime. This exfoliates the face to leave a layer of fresh, healthy skin for a radiant glow.

Dermaplaning has a range of benefits, including getting smoother, brighter skin.

Gone are the days when visiting the salon was the only way to dermaplane. Now, dermaplaning at home is easy, thanks to safe-to-use dermaplaning blades and advanced skincare products. You can save time and money by dermaplaning at home, and you have the flexibility to give your skin some TLC whenever it needs it.

Without further ado, let’s dive into our step-by-step dermaplaning guide.

How to dermaplane your face at home

Woman looking at face in the mirror before dermaplaning at home | Venus UK

Step 1: Preparation for dermaplaning and essential tools

Before you pick up your blade, there are some important steps to carry out first. Follow our handy guide to dermaplaning for beginners to make sure you don’t miss a step.

  • Firstly, make sure you have the right tools. You need a specific dermaplaning razor or blade, and it needs to be clean and sharp. You should thoroughly clean your dermaplaning blade before and after each use.
  • Our Mini Facial Hair Remover gently removes hairs for easy touch-ups on the go. The unique rotary system blades are gentle on the lips, chin, and cheeks for an effortless shave. Designed for the contours of the face, this women’s facial hair remover is easy to manoeuvre with a built-in smart light to spot any unwanted hair. Its discreet size makes it easy to drop in your bag for smooth, glowing skin anywhere, anytime.
  • You also need to clean your face before dermaplaning. Use a face cleanser to remove any makeup, dirt, and oils from the skin before you start dermaplaning.

Step 2: Cleanse your face before dermaplaning at home

Woman cleansing face with water and cleanser ready for dermaplaning at home | Venus UK

It’s essential to cleanse your face before you start dermaplaning. Remove all makeup and use a cleansing wash or primer to prep skin before you begin.

  • Our Facial Cleansing Primer cleans and hydrates the skin ready for dermaplaning at home. It’s packed with skin-loving ingredients like aloe, cucumber and niacinamide, without any irritants like fragrance, sulphates, and parabens.
  • Apply a small amount to a cotton pad and wipe your face, making sure to cover everywhere. Repeat this until the pad comes back clean. You can either use it alone or with a cleansing face wash as part of a double cleanse.

Step 3: Dermaplaning technique

Woman uses a dermaplaning tool | Venus UK

For the best results, you should dermaplane on clean, dry skin. After cleansing, pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Make sure you’re in front of a mirror with good lighting before you start. Follow our dermaplaning guide for salon-quality results without the price tag.

Step-by-step dermaplaning at home:

  1. Take hold of the handle of your dermaplaning razor with a firm grip.
  2. With your free hand, pull the skin taut. Hold the blade lightly against your skin at a 45-degree angle.
  3. Start on one side of your face with short, light strokes in the direction of hair growth (downwards, usually).
  4. Regularly wipe the blade clean with a tissue or cotton pad to keep it clear for optimum results.

Repeat this process until you’ve covered the whole of the desired area. Avoid dermaplaning over areas that are inflamed, damaged, or irritated, as this can cause further skin irritation or even nicks and cuts.

Step 4: Post-dermaplaning care

Woman applying hydrating facial serum for post-dermaplaning care | Venus UK

You might’ve finished dermaplaning, but you’re not done yet. Post-dermaplaning care is essential to help prevent irritation and breakouts.

Firstly, cleanse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water to rinse away all hair, skin, oil, and dirt that’s been removed from the skin. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Dermaplaning can be drying, so you can apply a gentle moisturiser to restore hydration and protect the skin barrier. The Venus Facial Hair & Skin Care Hydration Serum is perfect for a post-dermaplaning moisture boost. Apply a small amount of the non-greasy formula to your fingertips and massage the serum over your face. It helps your skin feel refreshed with niacinamide, witch hazel, and hyaluronic acid, and without fragrance, dye, sulphates, and parabens.

For a few days after dermaplaning, make sure to take care of your skin by avoiding anything that could cause irritation.

Ready to dermaplane at home?

Woman with smooth glowing skin after dermaplaning with Venus at home | Venus UK

Now you know the many benefits of dermaplaning, the right tools to use, the best technique, and the essentials of post-dermaplaning care, you’re ready to hone your skills at home. Don’t forget to prepare your skin before treatments with a thorough cleanse, and to take of your skin post-treatment by cleansing again and applying a moisturising product. For salon results at home, you also need a clean, sharp dermaplaning tool.

Learn even more about dermaplaning or debunk some common misconceptions and myths to help you become a dermaplaning expert.

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