Rolling thin needles all over our faces does not seem like the most fun way to get good skin, but if someone who looks like she has access to the fountain of youth aka Jenifer Aniston swears by it, then we will happily give it a go. So, what is derma rolling? It is a form of microneedling where you roll a tool all over your face to gently prick it. This tool a tiny wheel with hundreds of tiny needles that cause small injuries to your face. This may seem contradictory, considering we're aiming to improve skin and not damage it but hear us out: these micro cuts end up boosting collagen production and healing, which ultimately may lead to clearer skin.
Dermarolling not only boosts collagen production (read: building blocks of skin) but also allows your skincare to work better. Ultimately, if you're using the right skincare products and the tool correctly, you may see a difference in your acne scars, overall skin texture and the rough patches on your face.
First, make sure you're holding your skin taut with your fingers. Then, take your dermaroller and very gently roll it vertically, horizontally and diagonally over the same spot on your face. At no point should you be in pain! Apply very little pressure, as much as you can comfortably tolerate. Do not use this face tool every day! In fact, use it once a month and then slowly build up your skin's tolerance. Like every kind of skincare tool and product, you have to be patient to see results. If you would like immediate results, you can always visit a dermat and get a professional microneedling treatment done.
Before getting on any new skincare products, treatment or tools, we advise talking to your dermat to figure out if it is something your skin will benefit from.
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