You know that scene in “This is 40” where Paul Rudd is hiding from his wife and family in the bathroom playing on his iPad? I get it. It goes along with my favorite slogan, “I just want to pee alone”. Alone time in the bathroom is my own personal spa time. And being a skin and product addict, I quickly become a bathroom scientist 🙂 I decided to Dermaplane myself at home. What’s Dermaplane, you ask? It’s a medical exfoliation treatment performed in a clinical setting (doctor’s office or medical spa with a licensed professional) using a blade to “shave” away the outermost layers of the skin. Yes!!! I took a medical treatment and made it an “at home remedy”. I SHAVED MY FACE!
We all know that pregnancy can be a beautiful thing. Embracing the 9 months of many changes and awaiting that little bundle of joy. However… let’s be real. There are two parts of my life that I’m missing desperately during my pregnancy!
For starters… the ability to bend at the waist when reaching for a glass (or four) of wine while eating a high-mercury-laced-full-of-bacteria piece of sushi, having no fear of some creepy guy stopping to rub my belly, and confidently knowing that my next trip to the bathroom won’t reveal a new sprout of chub or speckle of cellulite somewhere new. Oh… the joys of pregnancy! (I think the belly rubbing might be the worst part).
But there is also the skin-fanatic side of me that’s going “loco” while I miss out on some of the products, treatments & procedures that I live by and use regularly when NOT pregnant 🙂 Right now, I am totally respecting the the “safe” list including: NO retin-a, NO skin lighteners, NO chemical peels, NO lasers, NO botox, and NO fillers. (that’s a lot of NOs..) All great, I get an A+ for rule following for once in my life… but a girl’s gotta live!!! Feel the wind through her hair!!! What I think I’m saying is that I need a little excitement in my skin care routine, pregnancy style. And this is what led me to my “at home Dermaplane”
I bought a facial blade from AMAZON, like this one here and took matters into my own hands. Not sure that my bathroom is a clinical setting, but I’ve managed to make it one 🙂
After cleansing and pat -drying my face, I then gentle held my skin taught and began to use the facial blade in a downward motion like pictured below.
Interesting little tid- bit… some of the most famously beautiful women including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra shaved their faces. TRUTH! Doing this can help remove dull dead skin cells and give your face a brighter more radiant look, as well as removing fine baby hairs to make your face feel smoother. Smart ladies…. they knew the secrets before photo shop was around 😉 Another tid- bit before I leave you….. Dermaplaning is Safe for pregnant women AND contrary to popular belief, your hair WILL NOT grow back more or thicker.