Home Dermaplaning Tool and Tips To Shave Your Face At Home

Home Dermaplaning Tool - tips and tools to shave your face - pinteresting plans blog

 Home Dermaplaning Tool - tips and tools to shave your face - pinteresting plans blog

After mentioning I was using the popular home dermaplaning tools so many of you messaged me questions about the process. I figured it might be helpful to post the info here in case some gals were wondering but not wanting to ask.

Home Dermaplaning Tool Review

Which tool do you prefer?

I shared two home dermaplaning razors that I’ve tried and here are my opinions. The blue (not teal) Schick dermaplaning tool (above on the left) feels sharper to me. While this sounds good it can be dangerous for a newbie. I have cut my face twice using the Schick razors. The Tinkle brand exfoliating tool (teal razor on the right) has a bit more protection surrounding the blade so I have never mistakenly cut myself with that razor. They both do the trick but if you’re new to home dermaplaning I’d recommend starting with the Tinkle brand razors. The cost of both is comparable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the hair grow back darker or thicker?

This is by far the most popular questions I’ve received when I mention I’ve shaved my face at home. Part of the reason you shave yourself is to remove the peach fuzz so that makeup goes on more evenly.

I have shaved my face many times now and the peach fuzz still grows back very light and thin….as it always was.

I am in the process of getting laser hair removal on my chin and upper lip at FaceIt Med Spa and if you’ve had laser hair removal you know you cannot pluck hairs during the process. So dermaplaning has been great because I can shave down those pesky chin hairs that pop up without impacting my laser treatments.

What are the benefits of home dermaplaning?

There are quite a few but exfoliation is the reason I started shaving my face in the first place. The razor helps sloth off the top later of skin. I am 37 and live in Connecticut, so my skin is dry and aging. I welcome all the exfoliation!! Getting off the dead skin also helps your skincare products penetrate your skin better so they can work their magic. My favorite skincare serum had long been the Drunk Elephant Vitamin C serum but I recently switched to this Colleen Rothschild Vitamin C serum and so far I’m loving it. It’s expensive but it made such an immediate difference in my skin.

Can I Just Use My Husband’s Razer?

Here’s why I wouldn’t…First, hygiene. I don’t like to share razors or toothbrushes. Second, that type of razor typically used for shaving a man’s face or a woman’s legs isn’t as good at the “scraping” technique I use to really take off the top layer of skin. I’m going after the skin and the hair removal is a secondary benefit.

Do You Use Shaving Cream?

While you could use shaving cream I do my home dermaplaning after I shower, use my daily toner, and then I apply this Vitamin E oil to my face. You can read more about my nightly skincare routine in this post. I recently made a few changes in my nighttime products and shared them all here. My face gets DRY very quickly so I always like to put something on it after I wash my face and the oil helps the dermaplaning tool glide over your face.


If you have questions I didn’t answer feel free to drop them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to get back to you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Christina H
    April 18, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you!! This was so helpful!
    How often do you do it?

    • Rachel
      April 25, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Christina!!!
      I do it once a week.
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Elizabeth
    April 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you for the tip about the Vitamin C oil. It makes a huge difference! I tried home dermaplaning about 2 years ago without the vitamin C oil and – ouch! That was the last time. Anyway, I did it last night with the oil and it was SO much better.

    • Rachel
      April 25, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much for circling back with the feedback Elizabeth. I think you mean vitamin E oil, not C, but either way – yes – it’s a good barrier. Enjoy your smooth skin!!