How to get a flawless face with dermaplaning

Watch my first dermaplane facial scrape years off my face courtesy of Melt by Melissa in Scottsdale! Do you want dewy skin? Dermaplane!

Hello, it’s me Bad to the Blonde – Dani on the Daily. April showers bring beautiful skin? Not exactly…but dermaplaning does! If you are looking for a dermaplane treatment in Scottsdale or a dermaplane treatment in the Phoenix area go to Melt by Melissa. This is the one affordable facial, skin treatment you need to be doing monthly – this is a must know face fact in a world on camera. See exactly why below. Don’t try shaving your own face and think you will get the same results. Nice try, cheap ass! It’s not the same thing! Let a professional do it. Trust me. Continue on. Reading. Not shaving. As a Phoenix blogger and Phoenix model, and on-camera talent, my face is the most important thing for a paycheck. And my brand. And the pleasure (and safety) of others.


Of course, as a Phoenix blogger and model, on-camera talent and reporter, lighting and the makeup you use does makes a difference on camera. And lighting is everything for that “perfect selfie”. If your skin is struggling and your slacking on your regime from lack of water and desert sun damage like myself – sorry not sorry – no filter will help you. My skin is something that I don’t screw with – especially with being a Minnesota born Swede and currently residing in the Valley of the Sun known as Phoenix, Arizona. We also have traces of skin cancer in my family. I try to use sunscreen even when I don’t have makeup on and when I have makeup on there is sunscreen in my makeup. I use medical grade, professional and all natural skincare products (I am a fan of Murad, Fresh and Rodan and Fields). I don’t buy into celebrity promoted products, weightloss pills, waist trainers, creams or skinny tea anything. I try to be as natural, vegan and organic as possible.

After a few months of following @meltbymelissa on Instagram (and trying to grow my Phoenix blogger status) and messaging her weekly about microblading and dermaplaning, she decided to let me find out for myself and told me to come in for the Express Dermaplane Facial ($55) in exchange of this. I charged the battery for my vlog camera, slammed an iced coffee and set out to vlog the Melt by Melissa experience. Because, wine not. First Phoenix blogger and vlogger mission engaged…

Dermaplaning is the ultimate facial. For 30 minutes, Melissa scrapped who knows what off my face which she referred to as “crust”. I am not talking pizza crust.


I instantly could feel and see the difference in my face and I was quite shocked. It was tighter. Brighter. But what surprised me the most was not the “crust” she removed but the amount of hair and “peach fuzz” (which was also blowing all over the room). I wax my lip and have some chin hairs that I pluck…and this removed those self conscious things I fret about. Dewy skin post dermaplane is an understatement. The selfie above was the next morning after I put my usual makeup on and went to a job interview.

There was no pain or burning like those crazy chemical peels. No downtime. No expensive cost. No technology – just a razor blade (medical scalpel to be technically correct) used by a trained professional. I was scared to bleed. I was scared to scar. But none of that happened. It felt like a dry razor grazing my dry skin.


I will be going to Melt by Melissa in Scottsdale, Arizona, once a month, to do the express dermaplane facial (the express skips the “fluff”). And not just as a Phoenix blogger and Phoenix model but as a normal person taking better care of their face. The Express Dermaplane is for instant gratification and will leave you with a glow of a dewy, resurfaced face! Remove dead, dull skin cells & unwanted peach fuzz with dermaplaning! The Express Dermaplane includes our two-step deep pore cleansing system, surface prep, dermaplane exfoliation & nourishing finishing produtcs. At Melt by Melissa 30 minutes is just $55. It swell worth every dollar.

No matter what products you use to exfoliate with, nor how often you use them, nothing will compare to dermaplaning because nothing takes off this much “crust”. I am not a dermatologist or an esthetician, and I have my blonde moments, but even I could see and feel the before and after differences. The redness I experienced was no surprise, I get temporary redness from any type of wax or facial, and it went away within a few hours and was mainly on the really dry spots on my face as pictured below.


Watch my YouTube video to see the 30 minute dermaplane facial in under 15 minutes.  Subscribe to my channel! Then make an appointment at Melt by Melissa and share your results with me!

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