Dermaplanning at Home
Updated: Mar 6
I was very skeptical about dermaplannig, especially doing it myself. The only reasons I decided to try it was because I heard Shelby Ditch rave about it and I was desperate to get rid of my milia. Milia is most common in newborns but it can occur at any age. I have had it since high school. One of the best ways to minimize mila is to exfoliate and dermaplanning is one of the number one ways to exfoliate your face. Another huge benefit of dermaplanning is the natural glow it gives your skin and how evenly your foundation applies afterwards. Because I was so skeptical I wanted to 'test out' dermaplanning first. I am very prone to in-grown hairs and razor burn so I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to end up with an irritated face full of red bumps. I dermaplanned my face once a week for two weeks, I wanted to make sure I could see results before continuing. I let my face rest for two weeks and within a week I saw the appearance of more milia than I had before. Those two weeks of dermaplanning helped my milia more than I thought. Two weeks after I stopped, I decided that dermaplanning definitely helped reduce my milia and helped my foundation apply more smoothly. Before dermaplanning I watched several Youtube videos demonstrating it and if you go to @shelb_ditch profile on Instagram she has a Highlight titled, dermaplanning. Her highlight has some of the best information and was the most helpful tutorial I have found. I would definitely watch her highlight before attempting this yourself. I am going to go through my step-by-step below and share the products that I use.
1. I always start with a freshly cleaned face. I never apply lotions before dermaplanning.
2. I squeeze some toner on to a cotton pad and go over my face to make sure it is completely cleaned.
3. I tightened up my skin with one hand and shaved upward with the other. I shave my entire face making sure to go against the direction the hair grows.
4. After dermaplanning, I go back over my face with toner.
5. After the toner dries, I apply any topical acne cream.
6. After letting any topical creams dry I apply my moisturizer
Before looking into ways to help the appearance of my skin I didn't know how important the order is in which you apply your skincare products. Here is a link to a post all about the importance of the order and the best order to apply them.
Here are the products I use:
I am happy to answer any questions! :)