If you look in the mirror and see something you’d like to improve about your skin — whether it’s minimizing acne scars, reducing wrinkles, or evening out skin tone — Derma Rolling could be the solution.
While a derma roller may look like some kind of a torture device, it’s actually quite helpful and not painful at all when used correctly.
There are several benefits to derma rolling that can be taken advantage of when you follow a rolling-regimen, which is why it’s one of the most popular skin-health practices today. I will cover the ins-and-outs of derma rolling – how-to, benefits, uses, and a full review of the Marble Skin Derma Roller.
Let’s get started!
Benefits Of The 0.5mm Derma Roller:
- Fades fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces acne scars
- Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone
- Reduces aging spots, sun spots and light hyper-pigmentation
- Prevents aging
- Smoothes out lines and skin texture
- Improves the absorption of skincare products
- Can be used on all areas of the face, neck and body
How Do Derma Rollers work?
By piercing the skin, it triggers the skin to regenerate and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Therefore, the short-term wounding of the skin intends to trigger the production of these proteins that will actually, in turn, strengthen the skin to a healthier level than before. Think of derma rolling as you would think of weight training and working out – you create small tears in your muscles so that the muscle is repaired and made stronger than before. Not a perfect example or comparison, but you get the idea.
Does it hurt?
I went with the 0.5mm and I didn’t experience any pain, only slight discomfort. Of course, the longer the needle, the more discomfort there is. If there is a concern about discomfort, it is always a good idea to try out the entry-level needle length of 0.25mm and work your way up when you feel comfortable and ready.
I personally tried derma rolling for a period of 4-5 weeks. Let me tell you, I won’t be phasing it out of my beauty regimen any time soon. My main skincare concerns are, dark spots, hyper-pigmentation and fine lines. Honestly, my skin has not looked this good since before my teenage years.
My dark spots and hyperpigmentation is less noticeable than ever and my skin has a more youthful, smoother-looking appearance. It has also helped with removing dull, dead skin cells through exfoliation, leaving the surface of my skin much smoother and more refined.
How Do I Use The Derma Roller:
I always start with completely clean skin and divide the face into sections (forehead, right side, left side, chin, and neck) and treat each section before continuing to the next. I roll with moderate, comfortable pressure over the entire face and neck with 4-10 passes. With each pass, I lift the derma roller slightly or change the angle of rolling and move back to the beginning. This ensures that you will not hit the same prick channel. Once that’s done. I follow up with a hydrating serum to lock in moisture.
After derma rolling, your skin feels a bit tight, red and doesn’t want to be harassed any further, so using gentle products is a must.
Furthermore, that means you need to avoid chemical exfoliates or active ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tretinoin, etc.
To help with the slight discomfort, I spritz on the Avéne Thermale Spring Water all over my skin post-treatment. This will provide your skin with instant relief and help to soothe any redness. It’s truly a life-saver!
How Often Should You Derma Roll?
How often you derma roll depends on the length of needles you will be using. Marble Skin offers 3 needle lengths to choose from, 0.25mm, 0.5mm and 0.75mm.
Below is the maximum amount of times you can use a derma roller within a given time frame.
My final thoughts?
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first but it’s safe to say that the derma roller works amazingly for me. With a total of four sessions done thus far – I can see a huge difference in my skin. It’s now a big part of my beauty regimen and ranks highly on my list of important tools necessary for healthy, beautiful skin. I definitely recommend the Marble Skin Derma Roller and will continue to use it!
If you’d like to purchase the Marble Skin Derma Roller, you can order it online here.
They also offer free shipping for all purchases over R400!
What’s your thoughts on Derma Rolling? Have you tried it? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below.