Whether at-home or in-clinic, microneedling has gone famous in beautyland. But with this recent lockdown situation, we all have seen beauty gurus doing microneedling at home. So what exactly is microneedling? Microneedling or dermarolling, you name it, it is basically as important for skincare as coffee is for a weekday-You can survive without it, but with it you rock! It is a medical procedure using small needles to make micro-injuries that boosts the collagen production in the skin. The process is as simple as eating a cake that involves gently rolling the head of the derma-roller over the surface of the skin. But of course, there can’t be any wonders without science. It uses your own healing system to treat all the skin-related problems, be it hyperpigmentation, dark circles, acne scarring, a dermaroller will be your friend. But here’s the thing if you use a serum (or some similar “priming” product) with a derma-roller, you will get maximum absorption of the product. But what serum should you choose? We suggest picking a corrective serum that speaks to the issues you’re looking to address.
BEST SERUMS TO USE WITH DERMAROLLER:
What is the best serum to use with dermaroller:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Blue copper peptides
- ECF serum
- Apple stem cell serum
Here we’ve rounded up some of the best serum to use with dermaroller:
Our skin’s hydration level drops significantly as we age. But don’t worry, good old hyaluronic acid is to the rescue once again. Hyaluronic acid is the ultimate ingredient to look out for and apply post-microneedling.
Using this serum with dermaroller can cure your dry, flaky skin almost instantly because of the micro-needles that push hydration deep into the subsurface layers of the dermis. Why choose hyaluronic acid for hydration? Because it can attract up to 1000 times its weight in water. Although, your skin does have hyaluronic acid of its own. But you can increase the hydration level of the skin by using hyaluronic acid on the skin. So the more you have hyaluronic acid, the more hydration, and reduction in the sign of aging.
But there is one more important function of hyaluronic acid in revitalizing the skin. There’s this thing called extracellular fluid in our skin that maintains the structural integrity of our skin. This fluid will not exist if HA will not bind it and will dry out. When applied, it penetrates into the dermis and increases the moisture and elasticity of the skin to keep it looking healthy and plumped.
When used with the right serum, a dermaroller can cure your skin problems like a miracle. But when it comes to hyperpigmentation, a lot of skin products and treatments can be a fail. But a nice vitamin C serum along with derma rolling never fails. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants and collagen stimulators. And we need this for a lot of purposes such as wound healing and repair, skin protection, and radiant glow. Vitamin C serum helps to fade hyperpigmentation by preventing melanin production. It brightens your complexion, evens out your skin tone, and tightens your skin by increasing the production of collagen. It is a cure-it-all product since it can help resolve all your skin problems.
However, as you know vitamin C is acidic in nature, so sometimes people are on the fence as to use it or not with microneedling. It can increase the sensitivity of the skin. So always do a patch test of any vitamin C treatment you intend to use in conjunction with microneedling well in advance.
After microneedling, your skin will be like a sponge-it will absorb anything you put on the skin. You would want to nourish it with the most amazing actives. Well, what could be better than our mommy’s favourite vitamin E. It is a very powerful antioxidant so it protects the cells from damage. It increases the production of collagen and makes your skin firm and plump. Also used in many anti aging products, as it prevents the formation of wrinkles and speeds up cell regeneration to give you a rejuvenated look.