Derma rolling certain areas of your skin when needed is one of the best ways that you can help it, in a way, regenerate and give you that youthful glow once again. Derma rolling is the top home or DIY way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles just to mention a few.
But what’s going to make the process more effective especially if you do it by yourself and not go to specialists is knowing what to do before and most especially after the DIY procedure. A lot of people ask, can I wear makeup after derma rolling?
Well, let’s answer that question and more in this quick blog.
Derma rolling or what you may also call micro-needling is a process of using a handheld device called derma roller that uses tiny needles of about 0.2mm to 3.0mm to puncture your skin gently to give way for newer and healthier skin layers to grow.
So, yes in a way your skin will be delicate and sensitive after the procedure but no, the process is not as hurtful as you might think. Anything below 0.5mm is considered to be really gentle and as a matter of fact, the recommended needle length for in-home treatments. But please do take note that anything over 0.5mm should be done by a specialist as A) it could hurt and B) dangerous if you do it yourself. You don’t want to put your skin at risk of any damage.
So, that’s pretty much what derma rolling is all about and it’s a proven methodology on renewing the glow of your skin which a lot of people with acne marks can really benefit from or maybe those who want to get rid of that nasty stretch mark.
Now, the big question here is that if someone can wear makeup after derma rolling, say for example you need to go somewhere and you just derma rolled. Well, the answer to that is no, but there is a way around it.
It’s actually not even advisable for someone to wear makeup the same day that they plan to derma roll. If you plan to derma roll make sure you wash your face thoroughly and of course, clean your derma roller too (and also after and right away).
And take note that you cannot put on any makeup two days after you’ve derma rolled. After that then it should be fine. You need to remember that your skin after the procedure is once again pretty delicate and sensitive and might be irritated or damaged if you put any chemicals on your face right after the process. So no, makeup is pretty much not allowed after derma rolling.
So, it would be wise to make sure that you don’t have an appointment in the next 48 hours after you’ve derma rolled that you won’t have to put on any makeup.
Now, for the work around that we’ve mentioned above. If you really need to put on some makeup after you’ve derma rolled then you can use mineral makeup. To those who are not familiar, mineral makeup utilizes minerals instead of synthetic ingredients used by traditional makeup.
This is due to the fact that mineral makeup doesn’t seep into your pores and so it won’t be as aggressive or detrimental to your recovering skin. It even allows your skin to breathe and offers additional layers of protection. Plus, mineral makeup has got SPF which you actually need to protect your delicate skin after you’ve derma rolled which covers another important thing that you need to do after the said procedure.
It’s also imperative that you clean your derma roller immediately after usage and get it ready for your next session. And yes, you may utilize your derma roller for a lot of parts of your body. Your face, neck, tummy, or thighs are all applicable areas.
Most would work on their forehead, nose, areas around the eyes, cheeks, areas around the lips, chin, and neck but you may also work on other parts of your body especially for stretch marks.
How often do I replace my derma roller?
Depending on how often you utilize your derma roller you may replace it every 2 months given that you may use your derma roll about 8 to 12 times. How often you derma roll would really depend, you can do it once every 6 months or monthly or even weekly.
Can I derma roll over acne?
No, it’s utilized to help with acne scarring but you should never derma roll a part of your skin with acne as that would aggravate it.
Are results immediate?
As a matter of fact, yes!
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Cleaning your derma roller is so important when rolling. Derma rollers get into the delicate layers of our skin and so it is only important that we ensure that it’s clean before it ever touches us. Using an unclean derma roller would result in skin irritation and worse infections that might be hard to recover from.
This is an efficient and easy way to get that youthful glow back and so we need to make sure that we follow all the appropriate steps necessary. Read on and learn a few tricks and tips that we will impart about derma rollers and derma rolling. Here’s how to clean a derma roller before us.
Cleaning your derma roller is not that challenging but it’s important that you do what we call double cleansing. That should be pretty straightforward, clean your derma roller twice after use just to be sure.
All you have to do is to boil water and to ensure that your boiling water is poured directly into the roller (and yes, it can handle the heat) as it turns and let said boiling water clean it thoroughly. Please do observe precautions to protect yourself from boiling water. Make sure to be thorough with the cleaning process and right after make sure to dry it and put it on its proper container ready for next usage.
Now, we do advise that you change your derma roller after 1 to 2 months depending on how often you utilize it. The reason being is that the needles will accumulate more blood and the device will accumulate bacteria even if you clean it thoroughly after every usage. It can’t last forever and you should buy a new one accordingly. It’s not even a negotiation.
Take note that the device punctures your skin and you don’t want to push harmful substances or particles into your skin as you treat it. That will utterly be counterproductive and you will put yourself at risk of infections and complications that will then cost you more money.
And yes, you can use the derma roller on varying body parts and not only limited to your face or neck areas. And you should see results even after only the first treatment session. It’s very effective, easy, and you can do it on your own at home. Please do take note that a needle length of over 0.5mm needs to be performed by a specialist in a clinic for your safety.
There are tons of benefits to derma rolling and there’s no reason why you should not try it out. Stop putting off buying one and get on the bandwagon.
• It’s essentially pain free. Unlike the popular notion that micro needling can be painful, it is otherwise, pain free. As a matter of fact, if you use a derma roller with a needle of 0.2mm or 0.25mm that would be too superficial for you to feel any pain at all but that doesn’t mean that it won’t be effective.
• It’s affordable and efficient. Derma rollers will cover a ton of skin areas in your body and this tiny handheld device is not that expensive either. It will boost your confidence greatly and with that added belief in yourself, in turn, you will be more productive day in and day out.
• It does not have any side effects. Derma rollers if done right will not have any adverse side effects at all. There shouldn’t be any skin irritation or problems after sessions.
• It will help get rid of fine lines that even Botox can’t. Also, it’s one of the easiest ways to get rid of wrinkles and it will help out those who have stretch marks and acne scars too.
• You can use the derma roller anytime you need to. You are in control and can do the treatment in the comfort of your home. Nothing fancy, just a small handheld device.
• Aside from cleaning your derma roller after every usage you also have to ensure that your face is dry and clean before starting any session.
• Please refrain from using your derma roller right after having Botox or dermal fillers.
• Make sure to not apply any makeup on your face as much as possible after using the derma roller either. If you need to go out, please apply an SPF on your face to protect your skin. Your skin will be very gentle and delicate after every session and you should protect it from all harmful elements as much as possible.
• Any skin care products with active ingredients should be set aside and only applied again on your skin after 2 full days.
• And please, do not use the derma roller over acne or any sore spots on your skin. Please consult your specialists for any other circumstances or when in doubt.
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There are a lot of ways on how to reduce fine lines and wrinkles at home. You don’t need to go to a fancy skincare clinic every time, you just need to be resourceful and do the necessary research for the best results.
Let’s talk about one of the best and affordable ways to get your youthful glow back and we are talking about none other than derma rolling. Just what is a dermaroller? Well, let’s all find out!
A dermaroller is described as a needling roller device that is handheld. As you might expect, it is the device you roll on your face to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Wait, that sounds painful, right?
Well, not really. A dermaroller works by creating tiny punctures on your skin that lead to eventual skin repair. This is a procedure that actually directs the body to create new collagen. Amino acids then build up in the newly formed collagen and then the connective tissues help in the tightening of your skin as well as helping it getting firm, supple, and elastic.
In short, the process deliberately injures the skin so that in the healing process you get a much better and younger complexion. And, this process (in our biology) is nothing new. The reason why weightlifting is such an effective way to get stronger and better muscles is that it tears your (existing) muscles apart and as it heals it grows new tissues that are stronger.
But you said this wasn’t painful, right? Yes, it isn’t. Derma rollers won’t pierce your skin that deep for you to feel any pain. It sounds pretty harsh but it’s actually pretty gentle. But we do admit that there are instances that experts would use longer needles and that might hurt a little bit if required. But don’t worry, numbing creams are available to alleviate any pain.
The first thing that you have to know is the dermarollers come in multiple needle sizes. From the smallest of 0.2mm to the largest at 3.0mm. Now, please be very careful when it comes to using a dermaroller at home.
While we encourage DIY reduction of your fine lines and wrinkles you also need to be aware that anything more than 0.5mm should be done by a professional. Anything below then it should be safe for you to do at home.
Now, how to use it is to just simply roll the device gently onto your skin. It is recommended that you roll over certain spots like 8 to 10 times. There’s no fixed direction of the motion, up, down, or diagonal as long as you don’t overdo it and you get thorough with the strokes then that should be all right.
Take note that as soon as your skin becomes irritated then most likely, you are applying way too much pressure than what is necessary. Try to use a Hyaluronic serum if you want, it’s not recommended but it could better the results.
We also recommended that you replace your dermaroller after every 30 to 60 days depending on the frequency of your usage. The needles wear out and so that would not be too safe for your skin when it’s overused.
Those who have acne scars are the ones who will benefit the most from dermarolling and of course, those who aim to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, and on top of it all, you guys can do it in the comfort of your homes.
It’s a simple process but very efficient and does a lot of good for anyone. Dermarollers are also quite effective when it comes to kissing stretch marks goodbye. Dermarollers are also the go-to handheld and DIY device when it comes to hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones.
Your face, neck, jawline, platysma, and chest areas are all go-zones when it comes to dermarolling. Dermarollers will also help you out with open, large, and block pores. That’s a lot of function for such a small and affordable device, right?
But please, before you use it on any parts of your body, do the needed research and learn how to use it properly.
Please also take note that after you’ve utilized a dermaroller on your skin it will all be tender. That’s normal and nothing to be afraid of. You’ve essentially just shed some skin layers so give it time to heal for now.
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