Hello Everyone! Happy Tuesday!
Yesterday was my daughter, Jasmine’s, fourth birthday and today she’s off to preschool. So, I’m not really an emotional person, Like I didn’t cry when I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t cry when I found out I was having a girl, and I didn’t cry after giving birth and seeing her for the first time. Don’t get me wrong I was happy! Like over the moon ecstatic! on all those occasions, I just don’t really cry but today when I dropped her off at preschool, I teared up. And Jasmine, you ask, looked at me and said ok mama I love you! You can leave now. AHHH!!!! So here I am sitting in a coffee shop by myself for the first time in 4 years writing.
Anywho, let’s talk dermarollers!
Have you guys heard about this?! So basically a dermaroller is a device that is covered in tiny little microneedles and is rolled gently over skin to create tiny punctures/wounds on the skin to trigger or accelerate skins repair process which in turn leads to the creation of more collagen. Collagen is incredible for keeping your skin supple, firm, strong, and helps retain skins elasticity. It’s like what exercising does for the body, it creates tiny tears in your muscle that force your body to repair creating stronger leaner muscle. SAME CONCEPT! The dermaroller punctures the skin gently but enough to trigger skin’s repair process to make it produce more collagen which in turn makes your skin stronger, firmer and more radiant.
Dermarolling and collagen production is great for so many skin issues:
It also helps skincare products penetrate the skin faster and deeper, therefore getting the full benefits of the product.
How to use:
Well first assess your needle size, to stay in the safe zone and not cause too much damage, I would say anything from .25mm-.75mm is safe for the face. Then you always start with a super clean face, also ALWAYS! Clean your dermaroller by spraying with rubbing alcohol, and GENTLY roll away. See picture below to show the direction of rolling.
When to use:
So I am extremely cautious when it comes to my skin, I don’t want to overdo things; also, I HATE needles! So I use mine once a week. Of course, you can start at once per week and work your way up to 3xs a week if you’d like.
So because dermarolling is basically inflicting little wounds on your skin, your skin will get very red, can be mildly irritated, and very itchy. This is all normal. Just make sure do not scratch your face and always use a calming agent on your skin after to help with the healing process. Also, you must use sunscreen during the day!! Always Always! lol ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!
What to use after dermarolling:
I typically will use any of my favorite serums and make sure to pat that into my skin gently. The most important thing is that you use something that you’ve used before. Don’t go trying new facial products after dermarolling because one never knows how the skin will react.
My Favorite Serums
I love derma rolling! As I said earlier, I use it about once a week on my face and once a week on my thighs, hip, and stomach area on my stretch marks. Honestly you guys, I have seen such a significant improvement in my skin since I started using my dermaroller especially the dark spots on my face and my stretch marks.
Have you tried derma rolling? Will you try it? Let me know your thoughts below.
Beauty starts within and within YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!