I researched and tried the .25mm and .5mm derma rollers by two different companies. Should you choose just one size? How many times should you include derma rolling into your weekly routine? Click 'Read More' to learn more about what worked for me.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a dermatologist. I have no professional education in beauty or skincare. I did my research and personally tried these products, so I wanted to share my results simply as a GUIDE to help you.
Before we begin, let's talk about MY skin, so you understand my results. I'm 25 years old, spent a fairly good amount of time in the sun and heat from living in Dallas, TX and Tampa, FL. My skin runs normal to dry, capable of tanning (except loses the tan quickly), has freckles, and doesn't act up too much during my cycle. I do not have wrinkles yet, but my forehead has expression lines that can somewhat fade but never completely go away. I moisturize my skin constantly and am fairly good about drinking water.
I received a lot of comments that I'm too young to be using a derma roller; however, I don't agree. The .25mm derma roller increases absorption in your skin when you apply lotions and moisturizing masks. To me, anyone can benefit from that. The .5mm derma roller helps reproduce collagen, so it heals skin tissue (like acne scars and cellutlite). What person in their 20s wouldn't want this? You can heal your skin tissue while preventing wrinkles. Because once you get wrinkles, they are almost impossible to reverse.
Which derma roller is right for you?
Because this derma roller is so weak, you won't get results on your body which has thicker skin tissue. I avoided my eyebrows and eyelids just in case; however, I gently rolled the needles under my eyes. I can't recommend you do this. I found my eyes getting less and less puffier and notices my fine lines disappear. Was it the creams, the derma roller, or both? I'm unsure. My favorite cream to use after my micro needling session is the Eucerin NIGHT Face Lotion. The quality is in the price tag: no stinging, a little goes a long way, buttery application BUT no greasy residue, neutral smelling, overall great results.
I was nervous about the pain and blood. You feel close to nothing on your body and the pokes on your face. Tolerable. I applied it after I showered and dried myself off. I started with my face then moved to my body just so I wouldn't contaminate my face in any way. But guess what!? No blood! I learned that a .5mm derma roller will not make you bleed. Right after, I applied a moisturizer. The best cream to use on the body is something buttery in formula with zero fragrance . Because this derma roller is more powerful, I only used it ONE time a week.
Ultimately, I think there is value in owning both, but you should start off with the .25mm derma roller. This way, you understand the sensation of micro needling and won't over-tear the skin.
I used to edit my eyes a lot in selfies, but now I hardly have to worry. Now that I've added more expensive creams and a derma roller into my routine, the skin around my eyes look as if I'm in middle school.
Lastly, do not forget to clean your derma roller. Micro needling is still going into your skin. Power wash the head by running it under a sink because the needles can get coated in dead skin cells and oils Use soapy water and rubbing alcohol to disinfect the derma roller. When you first unbox the product, make sure to repeat these steps a few times and really soak the head.
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