Spoiler alert: At-home dermaplaning doesn’t hold a candle to in-office dermaplaning, but it does help keep your skin looking smooth and peach fuzz–free from home when you’re in a pinch. Traditionally performed by professionals, dermaplaning involves carefully gliding a sharp razor or metal edge against taut skin to remove fine hairs, dull, dead skin and pore-clogging debris. Aside from the immediate ethereal glow it imparts, you’ll also notice a much smoother makeup application thanks to a new canvas.
Because in-office dermaplaning uses a medical-grade scalpel to exfoliate the skin, it will deliver a much closer, precise shave than any at-home offering. If you opt to use an at-home device (I’m a fan!) there are certain precautions to be mindful of: Be sure to pull your skin taut when handling a dermaplaner, and use it at a 45-degree angle to avoid any cuts. If your blade is disposable or single use, toss it after you’re done. If the brand has cleared a few uses out of each razor blade, be sure to thoroughly sterilize the blade with alcohol before safely storing. Also, unlike traditional body shaving, skin must be completely dry before using a dermaplaning tool.
There are countless tools currenly on the market, ranging from electric options to single-use offerings, but only some are worth the purchase. Ahead, eight at-home dermaplaning tools worth taking for a spin.
Best Electric Option
Dermaflash Luxe ($199)
Sonic Edge Technology and two exfoliating speeds take this rechargeable device up a notch from its counterparts. The result: a more precise removal of peach fuzz and dead skin for a more radiant glow (with a higher pricetag). A pack of four Replenishment Edges can be purchased for $29.
Best Professional-Grade Blade
Ideal for a steady hand or those with some dermaplaning experience under their belt, this ultra-sharp, long-lasting blade creates a flawless canvas before your eyes, but should be handled with care. A trio of replacement blades can be purchased for $24; smaller, precision blades are also available for use on tricky areas like the upper lip or between the brows.
Best Disposable Razor
Kitsch Dermaplaner (12 for $9)
Created from eco-friendly materials and recyclable, these beginner-friendly, single-use dermaplaners offer a close shave in a convenient stash-and-go format.
Best Budget Find
Tinkle Eyebrow Razor ($3.50 for 3)
Best known for its wallet-friendly price-tag, these single-use razors (they’re labeled as eyebrow-specific but work on the full face) also deliver a surprisingly sharp, close shave. We recommend tossing after each use to avoid nicks or rusting.
Best For Peach Fuzz
Meticulously designed with an ergonomic handle and easy-grip finger divot, this aesthetic, ultra-sharp dermaplaner—can you tell Lauryn Evarts Bosstick is behind it?—works like a charm at erasing every last hair and sign of dullness. A trio of replacement heads is available for purchase for $20.
Best For Beginners
Complete with a silicone non-slip handle and replaceable heads, this ultra-sharp single blade is a smart option for a first-timer. Each tool comes with two blades, and the brand says proper care will allow a blade to last for up to four uses.
Best Drugstore Find
Tweezerman Facial Razor ($16)
A stainless steel handle and blades gives this sleek option an antimicrobial upperhand. While replacement blades aren’t available for purchase, three replacement blades are included with the Razor.
Best Eco-Conscious, Single-Use Option
Made with recyclable, surplus wheat straw bioplastic—it delivers just as smooth of a shave as its counterparts—you don’t have to feel guilty about tossing one of these eco-friendly dermaplaners away for the next.
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