WHAT IS DERMA ROLLING?

 

WHAT IS DERMA ROLLING?

A dermaroller is an instrument that creates micro pathways in the skin for product to better penetrate. t's a great way to get your products to absorb and penetrate the skin. The perfect serum to go with derma rolling is the EVE SERUM 

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Who is dermarolling best for?

"Anyone could use it: Someone that has acne scarring, someone with larger pores, someone who just wants a skin-tightening boost," she said, "It depends on the needle length." For scarring, you'll want a thicker and deeper needle. To refine pores, you'll need thin, short needles.

Smith warned that there are some folks who should steer clear of dermarolling, including anyone with eczema, psoriasis, and warts (which are prone to spreading, so rolling all over your face isn't ideal). For anyone with acne, you shouldn't roll over cystic skin or an open wound from a zit because it'll spread bacteria all over the face.

Another thing to be cautious of? Retinol. "You wouldn't want to introduce that and dermarolling all at once because you'll have a really intense reaction," Smith said. Angelica warned that you should stop using retinol four to five days before rolling.

What kind of preparation do you need to do?

Since you may draw blood, cleanliness is key. The skin has to be completely clean of oils and dirt. "Cleanse preferably with a foaming cleanser, [and] use a toner to balance the PH," Angelica suggested. Smith said to treat the skin with an antiseptic cleanser before pricking.

As for the dermaroller itself, it needs to be put down on a clean surface, so lay out a paper towel. If you're going to reuse your tool, make sure to clean it with CaviCide or Barbicide, Angelica said. She's also a fan of being extra cautious and tossing out the dermaroller

Smith added, "You want to make sure you're soaking your roller in an alcohol-based soak and you should clean it once a week. I have a gold-plated roller that's going to last you a long time versus the plastic handles that are going to last you about six months."

 

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