Staying indoors during the quarantine has led to many of our beauty routines to pause for the time being, including getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles professionally. With dermatology and medspa offices closing due to COVID-19, what at-home treatment can you use in the meantime?
One word, microneedling.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure involving superficial and controlled puncturing of the skin by rolling with miniature fine needles.* Data from a 2016 study stated.
These controlled skin injury’s set up a wound healing cascade with:
-Breakdown of old hardened scar tissues
– Release of various growth factors, including new blood vessels
The biggest finding in the study?
Up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin deposition at 6 months!
(Histological examination of the skin treated with four microneedling sessions 1 month apart.)
What is even better about at-home microneedling? Healthline states that a professional microneedling session in an office can range from $100-$700 per session.
The cost of at-home microneedling, is far cheaper. The average derma roller costs $20. What’s great is that is can be used repeatedly.
The derma roller I have personally tested this past year, is the Sdara Microneedle Derma Roller for $19.95 on Amazon. Click here to view. There are a variety to choose from online and in stores.
How To You Use It Properly, by Sdara.
1. Sterilize roller in alcohol solution before and after each use.
2. Wash and pat skin dry.
3. Do not puncture skin but apply pressure. Roll back and forth in desired area for 4 – 5 times. Switch direction.
4. Apply moisturizer or repairing serum after use.
5. Use once a week for optimal results.
6. Replace roller once every 1 – 2 months if using frequently and store in plastic case.
WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY?
We strongly recommend applying your favorite serum right after rolling! This way your serum can really seep into your skin for maximum effect! Given that microneedling causes “very small channels in your skin’s layers that allow up to 300 per cent greater skincare absorption” according to independent nurse prescriber and founder of Face the Future Kate Bancroft, stated in Get The Gloss. It is the perfect addition to microneedling. Add a serum to apply to your skin for an extra boost to knock out fine lines in wrinkles.
My favorite is Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Asterwoods Natural. It is 100% organic and vegan. The serum also has an easy pump to use, versus using a serum dropper. The first time I tried at-home microneedling, I selected this serum because of the reviews as well as having a 100% money back guarantee. I decided to use both a hyaluronic acid serum and a moisturizer to improve my wrinkle fighting power. Click here for the link.
For moisturizing, I use Vitamin C by Tru Skin. It is “supercharged blend with 15% Vitamin C and potent antioxidants.” I apply this throughout the next 24 hours as my skin can absorb this faster after microneedling, and it’s suggested it helps with wrinkles. After microneedling, you face can feel a bit tender. This calmed my skin and made it soft and supple. Click here for the link.
After using the derma roller, I was shocked by what this $20 item could do! It is not plastic surgery or anything that will change your face completely, but it definitely helped my fine lines and wrinkles. I am not sponsored by any of these products. The links do go to my Amazon Store as I have personally tried and tested them out. Please check all ingredients of products before testing on yourself.
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