No one knows this better than beauty and lifestyle expert, Milly Almodovar, who tests these products for a living.
THE BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANING
You might have heard of dermaplaning, or at least seen some videos of it online. Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment offered by some dermatologists to remove peach fuzz and scrape off dead skin from your face.
Apart from making your face feel baby soft, dermaplaning has additional benefits.
"The peach fuzz can actually interfere with your makeup and make your makeup look very cakey," Milly explains. "The dead skin — every time you use those expensive skincare products — if you're not exfoliating, if you have dead skin, they're not working. They're sitting on that dead skin."
It may leave your skin feeling soft and fuzz-free and make for smoother makeup application, but it can be expensive. "It costs $200 every time you go," Milly tells us. According to Milly, "Just use this product instead."
MILLY'S FAVORITE TOOL FOR DERMAPLANING AT HOME
Milly recommends the DERMAFLASH 2.0 Luxe, which retails at $189 and comes with 4 replacement edges (blades—just like a razor). So if you are going to try dermaplaning, using a product like this one to do it yourself can save you some serious cash, Milly points out.
HOW TO USE IT
You just angle the edge downward and use feathered strokes all over your face, she says.
Watch the video above to see it in action.
"So when you use the DERMAFLASH, you'll find that [skincare products you apply afterwards] will work way better," because it allows them to penetrate the skin better, the beauty pro continues.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE YOUR FACE?
You shouldn’t dermaplane your face more than once a week because over-exfoliating your skin can actually cause premature aging, she warns.
Always consult your dermatologist before introducing new products to your routine.