Dermaplaning was poised for popularity in the Instagram age from the very beginning. Seeing a video of the treatment pop up on your feed will stop you mid-scroll, and for good reason. “It is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade—a No. 10 surgical blade that is held at 45 degrees to gently scrape the outer layer of the skin, removing dead skin cells and removing fuzz that can trap oils and dirt,” explains Mila Moursi, founder of the Mila Moursi Skin Care Institute. “It helps reduce the appearance of acne scars and promotes good circulation. The result is smooth and radiant skin.”
But similar to brow threading or extractions, you should leave the surgical blades to the pros. “You want to go to a professional for this treatment because they are certified in doing such, or have trained under a practitioner,” adds Lakeisha Dale, Licensed Esthetician and owner of MelaSkin Studio. “A pro knows how to prep the skin, the directions of which you should be scraping the skin, and how to avoid serious injury. After all, you are using a surgical blade. Plus your esthetician or dermatologist can follow the treatment with a pro enzyme or chemical peel.”
That hasn’t stopped the beauty industry from coming up with at-home solutions for when in-studio visits aren’t available, though. Below, the best non-professional tools that anyone can buy to achieve fuzz-free results.
1. ONE Exfoliation & Peach Fuzz Removal Device
Dermaflash‘s ONE device does more than your typical razor—it’s designed to physically remove skin cells, debris, and peach fuzz. That said, the ergonomic design makes it more accessible to beginners (and slightly less scary than holding a plain razor to your face).
2. Level Setter Razors
Sometimes, just whisking away facial hair can make your complexion look brighter and your skin appear smoother. These disposal steel razors are perfect for those searching for a DIY solution to peach fuzz.
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3. Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System
Although the blade is sharp—and you need to follows its instructions to a T—Michael Todd Beauty designed this at-home tool with a “safety harness” that surrounds the edge.
4. Dermaplaning Tool
Designed with a stainless steel blade that delivers super-smooth results, this at-home tool doesn’t mess around. It’s a smart investment if you already know how to perform the treatment—and have a very, very steady hand.
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5. Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool
Another razor best suited for someone with ample face-exfoliating experience, Schick‘s affordable option features guards and an extra attachment for eyebrow shaping.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.
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