As we all know that skin problem is the major issue for almost every other person and everybody wish to have a beautiful, flawless, and younger looking skin. But it’s not as easy as it sounds because nowadays intensifying air pollution has caused skin problems and to treat them is not easy. People look for simple and cheaper ways to get their skin fixed and save it from being affected by harmful elements present in the air.
Almost every person has to go through certain skin problems but the most common is acne or pimples. Every person in his life has faced this problem. There are many remedies and treatments that help in fighting acne and derma roller is one of them. Derma roller is an easy and simple way to treat acne and acne scars. Good thing is that it not only deals with acne scars but also helps in hyperpigmentation and fine lines and it also improves the surface of the skin.
To get the most out of derma roller one should know the proper use of it so that it does not damage your skin. There are simple steps that you need to follow to while using derma roller.
Prepare your skin first
It is best to cleanse your skin and the roller before using it to avoid any kind of bacteria. Although it is suggested to use derma roller at night for best results but if you are using it at night then you need to double cleanse your skin to get rid of oil and dirt on your skin because on oily skin the roller won’t work well and would not give best results.
After cleaning your skin you need to clean the roller and the right way to do it is soak it in an alcohol base solution. After that dry it on a paper and is good to use now.
How to do it
The next step tells about the correct way to use the derma roller. If you are using any serum while using the roller than it is suggested that you apply it before. There are three methods of using the derma roller and they are vertical, horizontal, and diagonal movements. First step is to roll it up and down on your cheeks, forehead, and chin gently. Give it some time. Then move to horizontal movements followed by diagonal ones. Do it for one to two minutes.
While using the derma roller you need to be careful and keep it away from eyes, lips, and nose. It is not meant to use on sensitive areas.
After rolling it on your skin, apply the serum again or you can use any other anti-hydrating crème or product. It’s totally up to you. One thing you need to keep in mind is that the serum or cream you are using should be free from retinol and vitamin C.
After using derma roller, skin becomes sensitive so it is advised to wear a sunscreen. Avoid wearing any makeup on your skin or any other product. Do not take hot shower as well right after using derma roller.
Clean the roller
Always clean the derma roller after you are done using it. The right way to disinfect it is by spritzing with a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol spray. Another way to clean it is to soak it in a solution of hot water and denture cleansing tablet. Most important thing to keep in mind is that do not let anyone else use your roller and make sure to change it every once in three weeks so that it won’t affect your skin in firm of irritation and dullness.
It is recommended that first you check it by using once a week and if you feel that your skin is not damaged or bothered by the roller then start using it frequently. You can use it twice or thrice a week but not more than that. And the important thing to keep in mind is that every time you use the derma roller; use it only for two minutes and not more. Some people think that by rolling it on the skin for a longer time will give instant results. But that is not the case. And keep in mind the famous phrase that “slow and steady wins the race”.
Nothing happens overnight. For the results you need to keep using it. It will improve your acne and acne scars with continuous use of it. But if you want to reduce the signs of aging then it may take months so you need to stay persistent and patient. Furthermore, the result also depends on the age and elasticity of your skin because every person has a different skin type so the results may vary.
So these were the few simple steps that you can easily follow to use derma roller to save your skin from acne and acne scars and other skin related problems. But remember every skin is beautiful in its own way and these methods are just used to make it look more beautiful and flawless.