Happy Friday, ladies. I can happily say that I have cut my chin shaving for the very last time. For some of you, none of this will make sense, but if you grow the kind of peach fuzz that I now do, you may be intrigued. I didn’t use to have as much of an issue, but I do now, which is just another privilege of aging for me. Here’s my new solution for removing facial peach fuzz.
For the last year, I’ve been using my epilator to remove the peach fuzz, but it was painful and didn’t remove the surface dead skin the way my little razor did, so I went back to using that…until I cut my chin. Ouch…and so dumb! I know many women go to the salon to get a professional dermaplaning, but I’ve never been a “services” gal and tend to do things on my own at home.
This dermaplaning device is a 2021 New Beauty Award Winner with very positive reviews, so I decided to give it a try. It comes with a small tube of PREFLASH Essential Skin Prep which removes surface oil and makes skin feel temporarily tighter. I wasn’t a huge fan of how that felt, so I just use it on freshly washed and dried skin.
After charging overnight, slide a microblade onto the wand and choose the speed you want. The blades click into place right out of the case, so you can’t cut yourself. In fact, the blades don’t feel sharp, but I know they must be to get the job done.
Press the button once for gentle exfoliation and twice for a more invigorating treatment. I used it on the lowest level. Hold the edge of the device at a 45º angle to your face and hold the skin taut with your other hand.
You can also make faces like I do to stretch your skin in places so you can use it one-handed. I don’t have much facial hair on my upper lip, but I figured I should do my whole face because the blades are single-use.
I’m blown away by how much flaky skin this removed. I knew I had some, but seeing how much was eye-opening. It also removed more peach fuzz than I ever thought I had, so I guess I need a stronger magnifying mirror. My skin is so smooth… I don’t even recognize it! I’m using less of everything on my skin because things glide on like silk and go so much further on smooth skin.
The Dermaflash Luxe+ comes with four single-use exfoliating blades, so I also bought this package of 12 refills. It’s intended to be used once a week, but I’m finding I don’t need to do it that often.
Let’s dispel a few myths about shaving and dermaplaning your face. Shaving and deplaning facial peach fuzz does not cause it to grow back thicker or darker. When you derma plane, you’re removing very, very fine hair called vellus hair, along with dead skin cells. It boosts cell turnover, which brightens the complexion.
Dermaflash also makes a Mini Precision Peach Fuzz removal device for reaching small spots around the eyes, lips, and brows. I don’t trust myself not to take off an eyebrow accidentally, so this one is all I’ll need.
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Have you tried dermaplaning?