Let’s face it—at one point or another we will all wish that we had the beautiful, fresh, ageless skin of our favorite movie stars. They seem to have skin that glows with health and youth.
The problem is that most of us don’t have the same extent of resources, surgeons and dermatological help that celebrities do, so we have to be content with other, less expensive alternatives to keep our skin looking just as good.
Fortunately, dermatological technology has kept pace with the demands of the millions of people who wish to combat their skin conditions with affordable yet effective products and treatments. One of the more popular and inexpensive choices that you could try today is dermarolling. It’s fast, cost-effective, easy to understand and perform by yourself, and best of all, it delivers results as promised.
Becoming familiar with your Derma Roller
If you have already purchased your very own Derma Roller, you might be itching to know how such a simple tool can work miracles for your face and body. Out of the box, the Derma Roller looks like something that you can use in the kitchen. But don’t be fooled by looks—the needles on the Derma Roller head are medical-grade and are specially sterilized to ensure that it glides safely across the topmost surface of your skin while creating the mini pinpricks that open up your pores.
If you want a more comprehensive beauty treatment, pair the Derma Roller with your preferred skin regeneration serum or moisturizer and watch as your skin soaks up these topical solutions completely. Micro-needling opens up little channels on your skin’s surface to allow topical products easy access to the inner layers of the skin.
Easy steps for using the Derma Roller
Using the Derma Roller is really easy, and does not require any special products or preparation. Here’s how:
Before you use your Derma Roller for the first time, make sure that you first thoroughly cleanse your face with your favorite facial wash. You can leave the toning and moisturizing for later, after you have finished with the micro-needling therapy.
Rinse the Derma Roller head under hot running water before using it on your skin. This ensures that the needles are disinfected again just before use.
Your Derma Roller package may come with a numbing agent to help you deal with the sensation of having your skin pricked over and over by the tiny needles. While this is not a painful process, some people are uncomfortable with the idea of piercing their own skin voluntarily. However, you should needle the skin 1-2 times before applying the numbing agent to speed up the absorption process. The numbing agent will work better on broken skin. You may use your fingers or a cotton swab to apply the solution. Just wipe off any excess as soon as the numbing sets in, which should take no more than a few seconds.
Once your face has numbed, you may now use the Derma Roller on the skin, going in one direction from left to right, top to bottom, and diagonally across. Be sure to apply even pressure as you roll the needle head across the treated area. When treating the face, avoid too much pressure around the eye area and cheekbones.
Apply a good skin renewal supporting serum and leave it on your skin for 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, you may apply any moisturizer or even a facial mask. Just make sure that your face is no longer tingling or too reddish from the tiny traumas caused by micro-needling before you use any other facial product.
Remember to wash your Derma Roller under hot running water after every treatment session. You can also let it soak in an alcohol bath for a few minutes, or any other disinfectant solution of your choice.
That’s it! You’re done with your first ever micro-needling therapy.
It’s certainly as easy as ABC, and you didn’t have to shell out money for professional services in the process. As a final tip, stay out of the sun for at least a week after the treatment and remember to slather on sunscreen with at least SPF3, coupled with a collagen-enriching cream that’s rich in Vitamins A, C and E. Your skin needs all the help it can get during the natural regeneration process.