I’ve recently bought a couple of derma-rollers to help with some acne scars, even my skin tone, and to kick up my current skincare routine!
WHAT IS DERMAROLLING?
A skin needling device with many small surgical needles that come in many different shapes and sizes and qualities.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Typically, you use the device to literally roll over your face and cause superficial “injures” to the skin. This in returns tricks your skin into producing more collagen, as it thinks there is damage to the skin. You can use this on your face and body.
· Generate more collagen to the skin
· Even skin tone and help the texture of your skin
· Minimizes hyperpigmentation, acne scars, cellulite & stretch marks
· Better absorption of skin care products
HOW-TO: You want to roll over the area of skin you are targeting up and down about 5 times or so WITH THE CORRECT ROLLER SIZE. Be sure to not go over active pimples, ruptured pimples or active wounds. Then typically you want to use a vitamin c serum after you have dermarolled for great collagen production. (You’re face be a little red and the serum may sting a bit, please patch test and do what you think is best for your skin type) Also, please do not use any aggressive skin care products after dermarolling as it may really sting or damage your skin such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retin-a, etc. Use those items on the days you are not dermarolling.
Roller sizes, the number of needles and quality of the tool will vary.
I bought a .5 mm for my face and a 1.0 mm for my body from an amazon seller, example below:
**Please note I bought these rollers at my own discretion (mostly because of the great price - around $15)**
Here are some notable and popular derma-roller/micro-needling sets you can also check out:
DOES IT HURT?
I would not say it hurts, not to me. It may be just an uncomfortable feeling at first, but then you get used to it. When I used it for the first time, I used slight but gentle pressure and it did not hurt to me a bit.
I have only used the derma-roller once on my face with the .5mm, so I can only give my initial opinions. Quite honestly, I LOVED IT! My face was slightly red after using it and the serum stung a slight bit, but nothing out of the ordinary for me, as it calmed down shortly after. What I really loved most is how well it made my serum absorb into my skin and how it gave my skin a luminescent effect. The next day I definitely noticed my skin being brighter, not a huge difference, but definitely looked brighter. I can wait to use this continuously (possibly twice a week) along with some great skin care products to give my final opinion and results.
· Depending on the quality of your roller, be sure to replace it with a new one about every 3 months (can hold bacteria and/or needle quality can diminish and damage skin)
· Be sure to clean and sterilize your roller after every use
· Don’t apply too heavy of pressure (could cause bleeding)
· Track your progress
· Don’t overdo it
· Have fun!
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