In my quest for the softest, smoothest skin possible, I’ve tried pretty much every skin-care trick in the book. I’ve scrubbed with facial exfoliators, felt the tingle of AHAs and BHAs, and paid visits to top facialists. It turns out, the trick to achieving dolphin skin is easier than you think.
Enter: the Dermaflash Luxe, an at-home dermaplaning tool that aims to combat aging, eliminate dead skin cells, and remove peach fuzz, all in one convenient product. Dermaflash devotees know that the skin-care tool is nothing new—after its launch in 2016, it became a staple for celebrities and makeup artists, particularly for prepping skin before red-carpet events (Lizzo’s MUA is a fan.)
But before I extol the benefits of Dermaflash, you may have some questions about this wonder tool. First and foremost, if the phrase removes peach fuzz sets off an alarm in your brain, there is no need to panic. No, you will not grow a beard if you shave your peach fuzz. In fact, it has been clinically proven that removing hair on your face has zero affect on its growth. “Your peach fuzz will grow back exactly as it was before,” says Ariza Ortiz, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at UC San Diego Health. “No thicker, no darker, no different.”
Dermaflash founder Dara Levy says hair growth is the number one question her company receives, and wants to ease all your concerns. “It is a myth! Dermaflash was specially created for the delicate skin on a woman’s face,” she says. “While it removes peach fuzz and the top layer of dull, dead skin cells, nothing done to the surface of the skin will change the way your hair grows. Your peach fuzz will grow back exactly the same, no thicker or darker. We even did a clinical study to prove this.”
Now that we’ve answered up your biggest question, it’s time to dive into the benefits.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a skin-care treatment performed by dermatologists or aestheticians who use a scalpel to slough off the outermost layer of dead skin cells and faical hair to even out skin texture, tone, and smoothness. The major benefit of the Dermaflash Luxe is that you can achieve this in-office treatment at home, thanks to its user-friendly silicone handle. The dermaplaning tool also comes with all the products you need—a cleanser, a moisturizer, and a set of four interchangeable “edge” blades—and features two vibration settings to ensure you’re picking up every hair.
How does the Dermaflash work?
When I first used the Dermaflash, I was shocked at how easy it was to use. I was afraid it might be uncomfortable or rough on my skin, but the blade and vibration are very gentle—it almost feels like a cat licking your face. After washing my face with the Preflash Cleanser, I dragged the blade across my skin using short feathery strokes at a 45-degree angle.