I’ve been using a derma roller on and off for the last 6 months and see a massive difference in my skin when I do. I was shocked when I asked you guys over on my Instagram story whether you knew what a derma roller was as over 75% of you said that you had never heard of it before. So for all you derma roller virgins, I’ve teamed up with Skin Radiance to give you a better insight into what they are, how to use them and why you need to introduce them into your skin care regime.
My sister who focus’s on skin in her salon originally introduced me to derma rollers. Every so often she would do the treatment on my skin whenever I felt it was feeling a little dull and needed a pick me up. So what better than having your very own at home derma roller kit?
So what is a derma rolling?
Derma Rolling/Microneedling/Skin Needling is a type of treatment that uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. Skin Radiance use real super fine surgical needles.
Why would you use one?
It leaves your complexion tighter and plumper than it was beforehand which makes it an ideal method for filling in fine lines and wrinkles, thickening and plumping the skin under the eyes thus diminishing the appearance of dark circles and bags, and even plumping lips. It can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing.
Does it hurt?
To be honest, it’s a little eye watering yet not painful at all, its quite a strange feeling really. I used 0.5ml needles – a great starter size – you could feel a slight prick but nothing uncomfortable. You can gradually increase your needle size, the larger the needle the more it will penetrate into the skin to allow more product absorption and to promote the skins production of Collagen which naturally occurs when the skin experiences damage, in order to repair. Your skin is a little red after the treatment therefore the soothing effects of The Natural Liquid serum was exactly what I needed post rolling.
The Natural Liquid Serum is 100% premium natural oils and nothing else, it’s vegan and cruelty free and offers ingredients that are known for their skin soothing, anti bacterial and healing properties as well as skin boosting, nourishing and anti-aging (won’t irritate, sting or further inflame the skin when used directly after derma rolling). The oil blend is the perfect Derma Roller Serum.
How often do you use it?
The skin renews every 4-6 weeks so I’d recommend doing it monthly. For me personally, as I’m only currently using the 0.5 needle, I’ll use it every second week to start with. Then as I increase my needle size I’ll drop down and use it less often. Really just whenever your skin is in need of a pick me up or in the run up to an important event, to ensure your skin is looking its best and combined with the Skin Radiance products, the treatment really does leaves your skin looking incredible, radiant and plump.
When not to use a Derma Roller?
Do Not Use a Derma Roller/Skin Needling Treatment on the following skin conditions:- Active Acne – Rosacea – Eczema – Herpes – Skin Inflammation – Fungal Infections – Open Wounds – Psoriasis – Cold Sores – Warts – Skin Cancers – Sunburn
Have you ever tried derma rolling before? Or have any other questions on it that I haven’t covered? Let me know in the comments below. Make sure to check out my youtube video showing you a better insight into the products and how to use them.
This post is sponsored by Skin Radiance.