Monday, August 1, 2016

I remember an episode of the Real Housewives of NJ where Caroline Manzo admitted to shaving her face in the shower everyday.  She claimed that it was a wonderful way to exfoliate!  While i was a bit disturbed by her claim, it did trigger some thoughts.  I mean, shaving your face certainly would exfoliate and eliminate some of the dead surface cells i suppose but there has to be a better way! After all, this is the skin on your face!  It's incredibly delicate and should be treated as such!

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when DERMAFLASH reached out asking if i wanted to try their Facial Exfoliating Device.  The idea of a facial exfoliating device certainly peeked my interest so i agreed to try it out.  I had no idea what to expect but was excited to try something new.  Well, little did i know just how much of an impact this tiny device has had on my skin!  Wow!  Before i get into that however, lets chat about what it actually is and what it does shall we?

Description from Sephora's website:

DERMAFLASH is an at-home, professional quality skin exfoliation, and peach fuzz removal device for women.  It removes facial hair and revives dull, uneven skin tone and texture. This three-step system: Prep, Edge, Soothe is a game changer for your skin!  First, you prep the face with the included cleanser.  Then, insert a new Edge into the device and using short feathery strokes, use the device on the face to remove built debris, dead skin cells, and peach fuzz.  Lastly, soothe the skin with the Hydrating Moisturizer.  DERMAFLASH was inspired by Dermaplaning, a costly exfoliation procedure available only in medical spas or doctor's offices.  The treatment gently removes the outer most layer of skin, with a scalpel, to reveal brighter, smoother complexion.  DERMAFLASH brings the effectiveness of Dermaplaning home, comfortably and safely.

My personal experience with DERMAFLASH:

Admittedly, i was a bit scared to use this.  When i realized i was essentially shaving my face (are you reading this Caroline Manzo?), i became a bit nervous about the blade.  But still, i committed to trying this and wanted to be sure that i gave it a fair try!  First, i used the step one cleanser to ensure that my skin was squeaky clean just like the directions read!  Next, I used the enclosed face guide map to determine the direction of my strokes.  I took a few deep breaths and i went to town!  The second this device touched my face i let out a bit sigh of relief.  It's so gentle but soooo effective!  Let me just tell you that when i was done, my skin felt incredibly soft and smooth.  I followed with the Step 3 soothing cream.  This hydrated my skin and left it feeling delicious!  I have since used this weekly and love the way it's making my skin look and feel.  I definitely notice that my skin is brighter.  I'm down to two blades (for sanitary purposes, you have to discard each blade with every use), but just placed a replacement order because i sincerely love what this little device has done for my skin!  You must try it!  You can purchase it here.  Now will somebody PLEASE tell my fellow Jersey Girl Caroline Manzo that THIS is what she should be using?!!!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with this product.