Microneedling is way more fun than it sounds, we promise. While the idea of thousands of tiny needles touching your face may seem a bit daunting at first, a home microneedling facial is an easy and beautiful way to unwind and take your home skincare routine to the next level. A dermaroller is the secret to glowing, gorgeous skin — all from the comfort of your own couch. Read on to learn more about microneedling, its benefits, and how to do a microneedling facial at home!
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular anti-aging beauty technique using a dermaroller — a tool whose roller head is covered with hundreds of small needles located within the wheel. The needles penetrate the top layer of the skin creating controlled wounds that yield major beauty benefits. With hundreds of needles puncturing the skin, it’s natural to wonder if it hurts. Yes, and no. You may feel a few pricks and a slight feeling of discomfort as you ease yourself into your new microneedling routine, but this will get better with time. If pain or discomfort persists, try switching out the head of your microneedling set for one with smaller needles. And don’t worry if you experience a bit of redness right after your session, as this is normal and will subside.
The Benefits of Microneedling
Believe it or not, hundreds of needles puncturing the face is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your skin. The skin is tricked into thinking it’s injured, which in turn stimulates collagen production to “heal” the affected areas, thereby giving your skin a plump, radiant glow. In addition to stimulating collagen production, microneedling allows your favorite serums, oils, and moisturizers to absorb more effectively into the skin allowing you to reap the maximum benefit of the ingredients. A home microneedling session plus your favorite products equal a compliment-worthy glow-up.
How to Try Microneedling at Home
The benefits of microneedling are undisputed but is it still effective if it’s not done by a professional? Does microneedling at home really work— it does— and it’s easy! First, you need to choose a microneedle roller. There are a variety of dermarollers to choose from depending on your skin’s needs. A great choice for beginners of the Skin Gym 3 Piece Micro-Roller Set. The kit comes with three interchangeable roller heads for the face, body, and one for the eyes and lips. We also love Skin Gym Glowie Micro-Derma 192 Roller. It features fine stainless steel needles that work with your skin’s chemistry to enhance its glow.
Now you’re ready to roll! We’ve created a step-by-step guide for your at-home microneedling routine.
- Cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin. This will help the dermaroller get deep into your skin and enhance its results.
- Apply a layer of your favorite serum to your face. The Hydra-Youth Serum and Face Trainer Serum are two of our must-haves and perfect for microneedling.
- Gently roll the dermaroller over your skin vertically, horizontally, and diagonally over the face, chin, lips, forehead, and neck. Make sure to cover each area twice.
- Finish by applying a layer of moisturizer, like Glow Oil to your face and neck.
Now that you know how to use the tool, you might be wondering how often you should microneedle your face. Start with once a week, then ease yourself into two to three times per week. You’ll notice a radiant, even complexion almost immediately — along with a reduction in acne scars and other significant skin improvements after just a few weeks. Start gently to ensure that your skin stays safe and stunning as you ease into the new addition to your skincare routine. If only all glow-ups could be this effective and easy…