What is Derma Rolling?

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As we experience this things called “aging”, we’re realizing that we need to take better care of our skin. We’ve always been a bit skeptical of creams because do they really help? There are tons out there in all price ranges yet none really seemed to convince us.

Talking to a girl friend, she introduced us to ‘Derma Rolling’. We had never heard of such a phenomenon but our friends porcelain skin was enough to get us to buy just about anything.So, forever striving for perfect Nicole Kidman skin, immediately bought one for $15 on Amazon.

How does it work? – Using a manual roller with tiny needles over your skin, The Derma rolling device punctures the skin’s top layer acting as a mini aerator (like what they do with lawns). It sounds painful but it’s not, and a fairly easy treatment to do at home.

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Beauty experts (and likely science) have found that Derma Rolling helps stimulate collagen to rejuvenate your skin to help reduce scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, decrease pore size.

Here are some quick facts that you should know before you get started:

  • Choose the right size: Commonly the Derma Roller comes in two needle sizes 0.5mm and 1.0mm. If you’re new to rolling, choosing the 0.5mm is best option to get used to having 200 needles penetrating your skin. Anything less than 0.5mm won’t be effective, so choose wisely.
  • Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse: You are poking holes in your face so you want to ensure everything is as clean as possible. To start, we wash our face and use a toner to clean any excess dirt that our face wash didn’t catch. Then we cover our Derma Roller in isopropyl alcohol. We found the easiest and most efficient way to do this is with a spray bottle. You will need to spray your Derma Roller with alcohol before and after use. (note: Derma Rollers cannot be shared, so if your friend is interested, tell her to cough up the $15 and get her own. Not worth the risk in share-sies).

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  • Rollin’: For effective results, you need to roll the affected area in every direction about 10 times – up and down, side to side and diagonally. If you’re doing your full face and neck, it should take about 15-20mins.
  • Moisturize: Your skin will feel tight and potentially tingly/sore after you roll, and will require hydration. Anything you put on your skin will be absorbed quickly so choose wisely what goes on next. We sometimes like to roll with coconut oil on our face to prevent the tightening. Pro tip: roll at night so that you can keep our faces makeup free until the next day. This also give time for any redness or swelling to go down.

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Results from Derma Rolling are not immediate and experts say it takes about eight weeks. You should not be rolling every week but only 3-4 weeks to give your skin time to renew.

Have you tried Derma Rolling? Let us know how it’s worked for you.

xo, late & lovely

 

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