How To Use a Derma Roller
Derma Rolling 101
Trying to figure out how to use a derma roller can be a little daunting... Luckily we're here to provide some help! In this article, we'll break down everything there is to know about micro needle derma rollers including: size guide, how to dermaroll, how often to dermaroll and how to use a dermaroller on your face vs body. In a nutshell, it’s really quite simple:
SANITISE - ROLL - APPLY SKINCARE
Follow 3 easy steps below for your Best Skin Yet! P.S. We recommend Derma Rolling at night, just before bed time*.
Remove make up, wash your face thoroughly with warm water, pat dry. Sanitise Derma Roller head with sanitiser spray. 2-3 pumps is sufficient.
Choose the areas you want to treat: think forehead, cheeks, crows feet, frown lines (11's), smile lines, lips, jawline, neck, décolletage etc. Glide your derma roller over the targeted areas - in the upwards direction ONLY. For best results, roll using medium pressure and relatively slow, long strokes. It is important not to rush the process as rolling too fast won't be as effective and can in fact scratch the skin's surface. Slow and steady wins the race. Feel free to spend extra time on spot treatments such as stubborn wrinkles (Eg: smile or frown lines). Total facial treatment should take no longer than 5 minutes and no more than 10 minutes if you include neck and décolletage.
Apply your favourite facial creams or serums immediately after rolling to allow active ingredients absorb deeper into your skin and supercharge the results. Please avoid retinol – vitamin A. We love using Vitamin C, Bakuchiol (a.k.a nature's retinol) or Hyaluronic Acid serum. Please do not use retinol products at least 3 days after Dermar Rolling. And do not forget the sunscreen! :)
• Always wear a strong sunscreen after microneedling and ideally avoid tanning for 48 hours
• Do not apply make up for at least 12 hours after using 0.3mm and 0.5mm roller and for 24 hours after using 1mm roller
• Avoid sauna, swimming pool and excessive sweating for at least 48 hours
• Avoid retinol products for 72 hours
• The redness that you experience from dermarolling will fade away in 2-8 hours (depending on the roller used).
Derma rolling frequency depends on the size of your derma roller needle length. A general rule of thumb is that the longer the needle length, the less often you should roll. As your skin gets used to derma rolling, you can gradually increase the frequency. Additionally, all 3 rollers can be used combined together as long as there’s at least 48h between the sessions.
Every other day
Once a week
Every 2 - 4 weeks
FACE vs BODY:
How to Use a Derma Roller on Your Face
Roll the device over your face in upward direction relatively slowly using medium pressure - making sure to cover the entire area. Use light pressure if you have sensitive skin or are rolling over bony areas. Apply skincare immediately after for the best results.
How to Use a Derma Roller on Your Body
Roll the device over your body in multiple directions—vertically, horizontally, and diagonally— making sure to cover the entire area you want to treat. Apply moisturizer immediately after for the best results.
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