How to Use Dermaroller Correctly

Director of Havana Skin Clinic and Expert in Results Driven Treatments and Products, Caroline Hooper sat down to give her 100k followers the low down on her skin skin routine before and after at home micro needling. We thought that this would be a great opportunity to steal some of her tips and tricks and share them with you guys. After all, a massive part of how to use the dermaroller correctly is the before and aftercare. In this blog, we’ll be zoning on how to properly cleanse the skin before carrying out at home micro needling as this is such an integral part of the process.                                                             

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Dermaroller How to Use

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Your before and aftercare plays a huge part in your end result. 

For reference, you can catch Caroline’s full video below. We’ll be elaborating on her key points throughout the blog. 

How to Prep your Skin for Home Micro Needling:

Cleanse Caroline used the cleanser from the Iluma range in Image skincare for her first cleanse. You should note that she chose this cleanser for two reasons. 1 is important for everyone to note and the other is only important for people with pigmentation to note. 

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Why did Caroline use the Iluma cleanser to cleanse her skin? 

  1. This product is gentle on the skin and contains no active ingredients. You cannot use active ingredients 3 days prior and post micro needling. Products that contain active ingredients are generating a reaction in your skin and so is the micro needling. Both together are just too much for our skin all at once. You must be very careful when micro needling the skin. Even if you recently treated yourself to a facial or at home face mask, make sure there was nothing active present. 
  2. Caroline suffers with pigmentation and the Iluma range is mainly for people who suffer with pigmentation. It also brightens the surface of the skin making a good product for well, everyone. Pigmentation can be caused by an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin it’s colour. Excessive sun exposure can also cause an increase in melanin. 

Deep Clean Caroline cleansed her skin a second time.She used the same cleanser along with Dermalogica’s daily microfoliant. She added it to a small amount of her cleanser on the second cleanse to ensure that she had achieved a deep clean. Following this, she highlighted that is so important to have your skin squeaky clean as when you apply to the roller to the surface of the skin, you’ll be rolling what ever is on the surface into your skin. If there is particles or debris, you’ll be rolling this into the skin which is not good for obvious reasons. 

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