Hi guys I'd like to share to you what my colleagues and I are up to. I'm never the vain kind of person and people often nag at me to take good care of my skin and to apply some make-up on. I have been suffering from bad acne breakouts this year, I thought it will just go away if I'm going to leave it alone but I was totally wrong. One time when I talked to my tita Jo who is the owner of the Precioso spa along Madrazo she recommended me to use a dermaroller. I was so frustrated already with my face so it made me think I have nothing to lose anymore so might as well give it a try.
Just last week my colleagues and bffs decided to join me in rolling. They were very intrigued so they ordered their own dermarollers. In fact they ordered the 3 in 1 (dermaroller for the body, face and eye region ). I was on my third roll already and while they were on their first. What I have is a 1.5mm for face, while Karen and Brook's sets are composed of 1mm for face, 1.5 for the body and 0.5 for the eye region.
1st step. We dipped our dermarollers in a container containing a 70% alcohol for a little over 30 minutes.
2nd step. While waiting for the 30 minutes we started our rituals by cleaning our faces using the Nivea facial wash with scrub (the pink one).
3rd step: We applied the numb cream (topical anesthesia) all over our faces and to the areas where we will be rolling --just make sure to avoid your eyes and lips. It will take about 15-30 minutes before the cream will take effect.
4th step. Get your rollers out of the container and dry it for at least 3-5 minutes -- just air dry it. Then start rolling now.
Right way of rolling is in an asterisk motion. Up and down for about 5 times then side to side for 5 times and lastly in diagonal motion for 5 times also. What I do is I work first with my left cheek going to my right cheek then to my chin and then to my nose. I haven't tried on my forehead since I'm still having a breakout on that region --- it is not advisable to roll when you're having breakouts. Make sure to apply pressure to puncture your skin -- just enough for your skin to give a signal in releasing collagen for a natural way in repairing your skin from acne marks/ scars and from having large open pores, don't worry it won't bleed trust me I'm using 1.5mm needles. Also aside from helping the skin release collagen it also helps the skin to absorb 70% more of the skin products that we use.
Some of you might be asking if it's painful, well I use numb cream so for me it's not. Karen and Brook were very scared to do the rolling at first since they're dealing with needles here but right after trying-out they got so addicted that they won't stop anymore. They also used the numb cream on their faces but they didn't on the body so I presume it's not painful at all.
Last and final step. We applied our skin care products. Collagen cream, vitamin c cream, calming cream and celeteque moisturizer. Brook's case she needs to put contractubex because of the keloid formation while Karen doesn't have a problem aside from having large pores so she's just using the usual (wala lang talaga siyang trip haha).
We are very happy rolling, it's one of our bonding moments nowadays, it's a girl thing lol. I am on my fourth roll and I can see improvements already. I'll just update you guys with this experiment.
Btw we got our dermarollers online from a seller in instagram @dermaroller_philippines