If you are a skincare buff like us, then you must have tried your luck at micro-needling just like we did. For those who don’t know, micro-needling is a procedure that uses a derma roller that has small needles embedded into its base. These needles prick your skin to produce new collagen and skin tissue.
Micro-needling sounds terrifying at first, but it isn’t as scary as it sounds. Apart from renewing tissues, micro-needling helps to even your skin tone as well as reduce wrinkles and stretch marks.
With a plethora of benefits guaranteed, each micro-needling session can cost up to $200-$700, which is way over the affordability limit for most people. However, you can get the same results at home using a cheap roller bought online at almost a quarter of the price you would pay a dermatologist or cosmetologist.
Follow the steps below to get the same results as you do at a salon:
Choose your roller. There are numerous brands online that you can choose from. However, you need to make sure that the length of needles is less .15mm to ensure clinical results.
Cleanse your skin and sanitize your micro-needling instrument. This is n crucial step because micro-needling involves pricking skin, which ultimately leads to tiny holes on the surface. If your roller is not cleansed, there is an increased chance of an infectious breakout on your skin. So, save yourself the trouble and doctor visits by following proper standard operating procedures.
Apply numbing cream to your face if you have low pain tolerance because using a roller that pricks your skin can get mildly uncomfortable. If your skin is sensitive, you should use a numbing cream. Not only will this subdue the effect of pricks, but also make the process slightly more bearable.
Mentally divide your face into four parts, and then start rolling the derma roller on your skin. Here is how you can divide your skin:
Upper Left || Lower Left
Upper Right || Lower Right
You have to roll the roller gently in one direction only. Do not bring it back and forth, or else you will damage your skin. Do this around two to three times for one section. Depending on the width of your roller, you should cover the sections you have mentally divided one by one.
Wash your face with water only and dab it dry, do not rub it. Now, apply your favorite serum and lock in moisture with some hyaluronic acid and moisturizer.
Your skin might be slightly red and inflamed, so make sure to do this in the evening before bedtime. You’ll notice it’s much plumper the next morning.
After following these five steps, you can quickly get professional treatment results. Your skin will be smoother, shinier, and healthier at a very reasonable cost.
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