Who doesn’t love a good skin care gadget? I was very kindly sent a derma roller by Derma Roller Systems a couple of months ago and at first, I was honestly a little scared. I’d heard horror stories of how people had used derma rollers and it had broken their skin and all sorts so when they originally reached out I was a little hesitant. After a little research I quickly found that as long as you don’t use them too much or too aggressively, derma rollers have worked wonders for some people’s skin, so I gave it a go.
I had the parcel sent to my work so that I didn’t miss it and every one of my colleagues that I showed thought I was mad for rolling needles across my face (understandable when I put it like that). I’d chosen the 1mm needles as they are apparently the most affective according to the website for what I wanted. Now admittedly, I don’t have the worst skin in the world. I occasionally have the odd breakout or patch of dry skin but usually it isn’t too bad at all. Luckily, I’ve never suffered with acne, so I won’t be able to tell you if this works wonders on acne scars as some say it does, but I might be able to share if it made my skin feel a little plumper and a little brighter.
When you roll the needles across your skin it’s quite surprising how painless it really is. I was very careful not to drag it across my skin or dig in too much on my first try as I didn’t want to harm my skin cells (and I was still a little terrified). The little leaflet that came with the derma roller gave clear instructions on how to roll it across your face for the desired effect, so I pulled up my big-girl pants and got on with it. It didn’t hurt, and it didn’t bleed at all. My sensitive skin was barely even red! I was stragely a little disappointed that I didn’t look like the inside of a pomegranate by the end of it.
They included a collagen mask and advise to put this on straight away to finish the treatment. It was a nice mask, but nothing to rave about and I couldn’t see the difference it made if I’m honest. It was full of product which and had a nice scent but any sheet mask I think will do. It also came with an ant-ageing serum. Now come on, I’m only 22. I know you’re supposed to start skincare young but I’m not trying to look like a 15-year-old, so I’ve used the serum a little sparingly up to now.
They advise to only use the derma roller once every 3-4 weeks when using 1mm or higher, so I’ve only gotten to use it a couple of times up to yet. So, my honest opinion, has using a derma roller that costs a decent $79.95 to buy made my skin radiant, smooth and firm? Well, not yet. At the minute I can honestly say I really haven’t seen the difference in my skin however, I’ve only been able to use the thing twice. How much of a change can it be expected to make when I’ve only used it twice, really?
So, although my skin doesn’t look like I’ve just come out of the womb, I’ll continue to use the derma roller so that I can really give it an accurate review and they’ll be an update in a few months with how I get on. If you’re someone that wants to see results the very next morning, this product might not be the best for you as it seems you have to keep up the routine to see the difference. I’m not unhappy with the product (yet) and will happily continue to use it and hopefully in a few months I’ll have the best skin I’ve ever had, who knows. It’s a nice little addition to my skincare routine and if I’m honest it makes me feel extra as hell.
I’d love to know is anyone else has tried a derma roller before? What were/are your views on them? If you’re interested in purchasing one of these here’s the link! Until next time,