Growing up in the south, I strived for two things in high school: super blonde hair and super tan skin. While I have come a long way from my tan-a-holic ways, as well as my platinum blonde hair, the aftermath of tanning too darn much left a mark or two. (literally!) Now, I am not referring to anything related to the “Big C,” so no need to worry, but I did notice some sun damage well after my too dark of a tan faded away. This is when I discovered derma rolling!
Since my realization that I needed to take better care of my skin, I began incorporating products that helped with aging, sun damage, and dry skin, as well as acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Finding products that tackle all or even some of these skin related issues can get a little frustrating and a bit costly, to a point where you think there is nothing that can help! Recently though, my best friend introduced a tool to me that has been a beauty secret to the stars for years and helps with all of my skin concerns (…and THEN SOME)!
So, what is this amazingly, innovative product? *drum roll please* Derma Rolling! This heaven sent product is a small hand-held rolling device that contains a range of 12 to 1200+ titanium micro needles that penetrate the outer layer of the skin. When used correctly, this causes a small amount of trauma to your skin, triggering skin repair! This, in turn, encourages elasticity and collagen production in the skin without causing any damage! You then massage in a Vitamin C based serum and all that goodness soaks immediately and gets to work! Now, I know the thought of hundreds of micro needles being rolled on your face might sound terrifying, but if done correctly, it should be painless and the results are UNREAL!
For example, due to factors such as sun damage, natural aging, dehydration, etc., your skin begins losing its elasticity and you begin to develop wrinkles. This usually occurs where your skin is the thinnest, like around your eyes, neck, and lips, causing the signs of aging there first. With derma rolling, this tool causes a painless “micro-trauma” to the skin with the help of micro-needles, helping to stimulate collagen to enhance the depth and boost the softness of your skin.
If you suffer from skin issues such as acne scars, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation or rough skin texture, derma rolling is the solution to conquer all of those pesky problems as well! The derma roller triggers the skin to heal any irregular scar tissue with collagen stimulation and helps tighten skin, all while reducing the appearance of pores. The micro-needles help revive skin discoloration, boosting the appearance of younger looking and supple skin. The fact that it can do all of those things is a miracle, especially coming from someone who loves to put on a full face of makeup!
Make it Part of Your Routine
Let me tell you, after you have derma rolled your entire face the night before, you makeup application is flawless. After I moisturize and prime my face, my foundation glides on like butter and my blush, highlighter, etc. sets like a masterpiece! Your skin will already have a more plumped look after derma rolling, combine that with the Vitamin C serum, and you have a smooth canvas for your makeup to slay all day!
Stop whatever you are doing and order this product! After derma rolling every other night for two weeks now, I can honestly tell you I am IN LOVE with this product and its results! My acne scars and sun damage are gradually fading away, my pores have shrunk, my skin is becoming smoother, and my entire face has this amazing glow! What’s so great about this product is that it comes with interchangeable heads that can be used for more delicate areas like around your eyes or a more heavy duty attachment for the rest of your body.
- It is crucial to sterilize the tool before and after each use, as well as follow the instructed rolling motions correctly.
- Because of the redness that occurs, I recommend only using the derma roller before bed and always keep the tool in its sterile container when not in use.
- I have read that the timeline for results varies by person, but don’t give up! Skin improvement comes with perseverance!
Begin to love your skin again with this tool and happy derma rolling!