You might have caught the wind of microneedling craze on social medial. Promising to treat issues like acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores.
We all want to have flawless skin. That is the main reason why beauty industries exist and we invest in their products. But for some reason, many of us are unable to achieve that smooth, pretty skin we want because of the presence of enlarged pores.
Pores are tiny openings at the skin’s surface through which sweat and oil are released onto the skin. Although it is not a medical condition but a cosmetic concern for many people. It can create an uneven texture to the surface of the skin making it rough to touch. Enlarged pores are most directly related to our heritage and the natural process of aging. People with oily or combination skin are prone to have enlarged pores. This type of skin is presented with more active oil glands that produce excess sebum causing then oil to collect in the pore and clogging it. The pore stretch and appear enlarged. They are more visible on the nose, cheeks, and chin. While there are many treatments available to address pore size, microneedling stands out as a successful procedure to improve pore size, hyperpigmentation, skin texture, and wrinkles.
Let us see how microneedling works for pores.
Does Microneedling Makes Pores More Worse?
No. This is clearly a misconception. What microneedling does that it creates micro injuries on the surface of the skin. When microneedling on enlarged pores, the skin, for some days looks a bit rough and the pores appear bigger because of the damage caused by the needles. After a natural wound healing response is activated, that produces new collagen, the skin looks plumped up and tightened and the enlarged pore becomes smaller.
What Is Microneedling For Pores?
Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses tiny needles to create small wounds in the skin in the dermis of the skin. The body counteracts this damage by producing new collagen and fresh cells to repair the injured skin. The newly formed skin cells replace the damaged ones, resulting in smooth skin and smaller, less visible pores.
How To Do Microneedling On Pores?
STEP 1: Start by the choosing proper sized dermaroller for face. The right size dermaroller for pores would be 1.5mm-2.00mm.
STEP 2: Sterilize your roller by letting it soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for some minutes.
STEP3: Start rolling on the area with large pores. Gently, roll in one direction 6 to 8 times forward and backward in 3 directions: vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. To allow the needle to penetrate the skin deeply, apply a bit of pressure. Slightly lift the derma roller after each roll to create new micro-channels in the skin rather than going over the same ones repeatedly.
STEP4: When you’re done dermarolling, wash the treated area with water only and allow it to air-dry.
STEP5: Next is the serum. Apply a small amount of skin serum to the area.
What Serum We Can Use For Enlarged Pores?
There are so many ingredients intended to treat enlarged pores. But when used along with microneedling, you can actually see the results faster. After microneedling, your skin is like a sponge-it absorbs everything applied to it. It is great to nourish your skin after microneedling with amazing products. Serums you can use after micro needling on pores include niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, EGF, tranexamic acid, and copper peptides.