Derma rolling: Review & How-To

Hi Beauties!

Just over a month ago, I decided to try Dermarolling on my own.

What’s dermarolling you may be wondering? Dermarolling (also referred to as micro-needling) is the process of using a Dermaroller, which is a device which houses hundreds of tiny needle tips (0.05mm long – sizes vary) on a “wheel”, which enables you to roll the needles all over your face.

*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, so please do your research before attempting to dermaroll for yourself.

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This one I found on Amazon for $12.99 CAD, but fancy ones will run you upwards of $80.00 to $100.00 CAD. 

Sounds painful, right? But it’s totally not. When done professionally in a salon, they tend to use larger-sized needles, which puncture your skin deep enough to draw blood, which is actually super good for your skin apparently, but doing this at home does not cause this to happen, unless you’re pressing SUPER hard, which you shouldn’t.

The at-home method helps to penetrate the first layer of your skin to help absorption of skincare products to maximize their benefits, as well as to help boost the collagen to the surface of your skin, making fine lines appear finer, and skin appears brighter and more plumped.

So, how do I do it?

  • At night time, after I cleanse my face with a mild soap and make sure there are no traces of makeup (usually after I shower), I sanitize my dermaroller with 99% alcohol spray, and then run it under burning hot water to get rid of any bacteria. Then I spray my own face with 1 or 2 sprays of the same alcohol – I do NOT recommend this if you already have dry skin, I just do this as a precaution.
  • Once that step is done, I begin applying mild to medium pressure on my skin, starting on one side of my face in one direction. Then, I move to the other side of my face, again in one direction. Once my whole face has been rolled into 1 direction (Ie: Vertically), I repeat the step but this time changing the direction (ie: Horizontally). This is called “Cross-Hatching” the skin (Sounds SO gruesome, but I promise, it doesn’t hurt).
  • Once I’ve done my whole face, I go over problem areas, such as close to my eyes, chin, laugh lines, crows feet, between my eyebrows, etc. Only being 26, I don’t have a ton of wrinkles, I actually don’t really have any, but I use this a preventative method so that I don’t get wrinkles anytime soon.
  • After my whole face has been rolled, I get really red, this is normal. I finish by spraying my face one more time with a spritz of alcohol, and apply 100% pure vitamin C oil to my skin (this helps brighten your complexion). I then re-sanitize my dermaroller.

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The next day, my skin feels a bit itchy, that’s just because your skin has been through a lot the night before and is repairing itself. It’s totally normal – I use a tinted moisturizer and light makeup the day after I dermaroll, so as to not clog my pores too much. The result? I feel like my face looks more youthful, plump, and the tone and texture of my skin has dramatically improved!

I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who has an uneven skin tone (ie: dark spots or hyperpigmentation), small wrinkles, acne scarring or large pores.

Have you tried the dermarolling trend yet? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below!

Thanks for reading, beautiful!

 

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