Our skincare and makeup is an investment: we spend a pretty penny on products to look and feel our best. But the best serum, retinol, masque or moisturizer can’t do its’ job if dead, dry skin layers sit atop your skin. Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells so skin care products perform better. Until recently, dermaplaning was best left to a professional. But Michael Todd Beauty has a safe, easy to use dermaplaning device: the Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System. Read why dermaplaning works for skin at any age, and how this handy Michael Todd Beauty device can help you achieve flawless skin!
Skin looks better exfoliated, fine lines are softer and skin glows. Exfoliation is vital to optimal skin care, makeup application, and acne prevention.
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Skincare products can’t work their magic if dead skin cells obstruct their absorption. For example, Retinol causes excess irritation if it can’t properly absorb. Vitamin C serums must penetrate skin layers to build valuable, beauty enhancing collagen. Retinol and Vitamin C cause rapid cell turnover, but dead skin must be regularly removed to see it.
Concealer, primer, and foundations need an even surface to adhere well and look their best. Powders, creams, and contour look blotchy over dry, dead skin cells.
Dead skin cells are a harbor for bacteria, trap sebum and oil, making a perfect home for blemishes to develop. This is why exfoliation is key in the reduction of acne.
THE BONUS REASON: SELFIES & PEACH FUZZ
Exfoliating can’t get rid of peach fuzz, but HD cameras can make you wish it could. Superficial vellus hair is the transparent peach fuzz that we all have but *think* no one notices. It is actually quite noticeable. And makeup doesn’t hide it. Rather, makeup can cake up in peach fuzz, making it all the more obvious. It’s tempting to start covertly shaving like a dude. But don’t, that carries risk of razor burn and uneven, choppy exfoliation results. There’s a better answer: dermaplaning.
Dermatologists and Aestheticians have been dermaplaning for years. They use a surgical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal smoother and brighter skin. It also removes peach fuzz. While the lack of fuzz feels amazingly smooth, the real benefit is improved skin texture and younger skin appearance. And skincare products and makeup go on like a dream.
WHY USE AN DERMAPLANING EXFOLIATING SYSTEM
As teens, we may have exfoliated with a gritty, granular face scrub. Adult skin cannot tolerate harsh, abrasive scrubbing. Skin can even get microtears and damage in the process. Dermaplaning can make skin of any age appear its’ best without damage. But it must be done regularly to see the best results.
ABOUT THE SONICSMOOTH SONIC DERMAPLANING & EXFOLIATING SYSTEM BY MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY
- While the device is spa-grade, the design is safe enough for a layperson to use. The ergonomic handle prevents slipping. A sonic technology treatment head gives results without the risks.
- Pain-free with no downtime; but comes with a soothing Aloe Vera based serum to apply after use anyways. This serum is light and nourishing.
- Unlike a razor or scalpel, the Sonicsmooth is for the more delicate female facial skin. Even those with sensitive skin can use it.
- It has 3-speed settings to customize your treatment.
It didn’t hurt, sting or zap like some devices. It didn’t leave my skin in “recovery mode” for a day or two like a chemical peel. No downtime.
I used it on the lowest setting and used very gentle, light strokes going in the direction of the hair growth. I practiced a few times on my forearm to get the hang of the correct angle and pressure.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of my uneven discoloration was, in fact, very surface level. My skin appeared far more even after using Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System. Removing dead skin reveals younger skin. It is like a glycolic peel but without the dryness, redness and irritation.
I thought my Vitamin C serum wasn’t getting the results lately. But after using this device, it appears I just had lots of dead skin blocking absorption.
I was also surprised to see the impact “peach fuzz” had on the appearance of my face. This dander-like layer is still very noticeable in bright light or sunlight. This is especially so on the angles of our face like cheekbones, jawline, and around our lips. My cheekbones look more sculpted without that layer of fuzz diffusing their angles. Blush and highlighter go on so much better.
I would recommend doing this by a well-lit window, or better yet, in your car, where you can see peach fuzz and dry, dead skin very well. I was surprised at how much dead skin and fuzz came off the top of my cheekbone where I put highlighter. But it makes sense because I would not use a traditional exfoliant scrub this close to the eye area.
The first time peach fuzz is dermaplaned, there is a fluffy dander-like layer to remove. Afterward, the skin is so, so soft. But the real benefit is skincare products can do their job once dead skin cells are gone, and my skin can look its’ best.
Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System from Michael Todd Beauty promotes better skin by removing acne-causing debris and surface discoloration. In-office dermaplaning costs between $100 – $200 a session. This makes Sonicsmooth a spectacular deal in my book.
WHERE TO BUY IT
Find the Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System from Michael Todd Beauty at Ulta.
Style Chicks received the Michael Todd Beauty Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System for review purposes. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.