What Is A Derma Needle Roller & Will It Damage Your Skin?
A derma needle roller, sometimes shortened to dermaroller, is a tool used on the face to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and large pores. Using a dermaroller regularly is also a great way to get your products to better absorb into the skin. The actual derma roller instrument consists of a small wheel covered in hundreds of tiny needles, used to gently prick the skin.
Dermarolling is a form of microneedling. Microneedling is the process of using tiny needles to prick the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers, ultimately making the skin appear firmer, smoother, and more even toned. Dermarolling is a less painful, DIY variation of the process.
Skin has to be completely clean of any oils, dirt, or makeup before using a dermaroller. Before use, cleanse with Magnolia Orchid Deep Cleansing Gel, then use our Ultra Hydrating Toner to lock in moisture and balance the PH of your skin.
How to Use
Roll your dermaroller horizontally over the forehead, cheeks, chin. Roll vertically over the forehead, and work downward on the nose. It’s best to work from the center of the face, then move outward.
Once your’e done with your entire face (neck is optional), use some active skincare products. Anti-aging products and brightening products will work best after dermarolling.
Reserve dermarolling for your nighttime skin care routine, this way you won’t be exposed to the sun’s harmful rays.
Within a month you should start to seeing some nice results!
Who is dermarolling best for?
Dermarolling is considered safe for most people. The exceptions include pregnant women and people using certain acne medications. Refer to your general practitioner for more details. It is normal to experience some redness and irritation after the process. Derma rolling is also not for anyone with eczema, cystic acne, psoriasis, or warts on the face. Also, be careful using retinols and a dermaroller together. Allow your skin at least one week to adjust before you begin using retinols again.
Start using your derma roller once a week to build up a tolerance. When you feel more comfortable, bump up your usage to two to three times a week. The smaller the needle, the more frequently you can use your dermaroller, the larger the needle the more painful the process is going to be.
The derma roller itself needs to be stored on a sterile surface. After every use clean your dermaroller with cavicide, barbicide or an alcohol based soak.