'Like shaving your face': We tried the $5 beauty hack said to remove peach fuzz, blackheads and dead skin

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Welcome to Hook’d! Each week, we bring you insights, tips, and deals in fashion, tech, home, and more, via a rotating roster of in-the-know hosts. This week’s episode features Yahoo’s TV style correspondent Chassie Post, on-air personality and Youtuber Kennedy Johnson and TV host and beauty expert Sandra Vergara.

This week, the Hook’d hosts talk all things dermaplaning. Instead of pulling out a’ razor and shaving gel for some fuzzy face areas, dermaplaning is the latest trend that makes the hair removal process easy, painless, and super cheap.

Sandra says dermaplaning exfoliates her skin in addition to getting rid of peach fuzz. (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle)
Sandra says dermaplaning exfoliates her skin in addition to getting rid of peach fuzz. (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle)

You can shop dermaplaning devices at drugstores and online. They usually cost just a few bucks, and come with a few to a pack. The last thing we should be splurging on is removing a little peach fuzz on the face, after all.

“Dermaplaning is kind of like shaving your face,” Sandra explains. “But, instead of using an old fashioned razor, you use this small blade to scrape old skin, oils, blackheads, whiteheads, basically anything dirty to leave you with clean skin.”

Not only does the method get rid of hair, but it can also exfoliate and smooth out the skin, leaving it glowing and fresh after each use.

Avoid the eye area while dermaplaning. (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle)
Avoid the eye area while dermaplaning. (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle)

“As for exfoliation purposes, it does the job,” she says. “It makes my skin look softer and glowy-er.”

Sandra likes to focus on the side areas of her face in the sideburn area.

“The blade’s sharp enough that it’ll take off any peach fuzz and any sort of hair down the sideburn,” Chassie observes.

And while dermaplaning is hot right now, there are some misconceptions out there about female shaving.

Kennedy and Chassie both agree that adding on some “new whiskers” would be less than ideal, but that worry is just a myth! Dermatologists say that removing peach fuzz will not make your hair grow back thicker and darker.

As for her last words of encouragement, Sandra advises to stay away from the eye area while dermaplaning and to clean any makeup off before use.

“Anyone can do it,” she says!

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