Dermarolling has become an increasingly popular way of improving under-eye skin plumpness, reducing pore size, and improving pigmentation. Some even use it to stimulate hair growth – using essential oils as needed to achieve this result.
Nicole recommends that dermarolling can benefit almost all skin types, though anyone experiencing active acne or sensitive skin should first speak to an esthetician or dermatologist prior to trying it themselves.
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1. Do Not Apply Serums
Utilizing serums immediately following dermarolling may diminish results and even wreak havoc with your skin, potentially leading to breakouts or even clogging pores – both detrimental effects. Therefore, it’s wise to avoid applying skincare products or serums immediately following this type of procedure.
Some have claimed that using coconut oil after dermarolling helps prevent pimples and clear existing ones, with its antimicrobial fatty acids said to kill off acne-causing bacteria. Unfortunately, however, these claims have never been supported by scientific research. Coconut oil can also clog pores and lead to breakouts; so for optimal results when applying serums after dermarolling try beautyBio Blue Copper Polypeptide Serum or another similar non-comedogenic option like this one from Bio Beauty Lab.
After dermarolling, it is wise to avoid oil-based moisturizers like SheaMoisture’s Body Butter or Skinceuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier Serum as these can clog pores and irritate skin. Instead, switch to using water-based serums containing hyaluronic acid or niacinamide for smooth and soft skin.
If you need guidance when selecting serums to use following dermarolling, speaking to a dermatologist or trichologist is often beneficial in providing advice. They will know the right products to meet your specific hair and scalp needs; essential oils have proven particularly successful at stimulating hair growth as they strengthen roots while improving shine – they even fill in thinned spots where there has been loss.
Other products to avoid before and after dermarolling include sunscreens and suntanning lotions, as they may cause redness and stinging on the face as well as irritating deeper layers of the skin and making it sensitive to needles on a dermaroller. If necessary, opt for mild products with low SPF ratings, applying thin layers frequently until desired coverage has been reached.
2. Do Not Apply Sunscreen
Following dermarolling, skin is more sensitive and you should avoid applying anything that will clog the pores or cause breakouts such as sunscreen and tanning lotions. Instead, consider using water-based products such as lip balm to provide maximum sun protection for your skin.
If you want to soften and smooth out your skin, try using a serum containing hyaluronic acid to keep moisture inside and improve elasticity. Or use natural oils like coconut or olive, but make sure they’re non-comedogenic; comedogenic oils can clog your pores, leading to blackheads or acne outbreaks.
One study involved participants with atopic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin condition characterized by itching and redness) who applied coconut oil directly onto their skin for eight weeks, finding that coconut oil significantly alleviated symptoms more effectively than mineral oil; additionally, coconut oil proved superior at clearing staphylococcus aureus bacteria from their bodies.
Coconut oil also promotes hair growth. Use it as a conditioner on both scalp and hair or mix it with essential oils for an anti-dandruff serum to combat dandruff and keep your scalp healthy. Additionally, it can be used as an effective dandruff remedy and help fight off dandruff to keep itchy scalps at bay.
Coconut oil offers many health advantages, yet is high in saturated fats which may increase cholesterol levels over time if eaten regularly; for this reason it should be consumed sparingly and as little as possible.
Shea butter can provide an effective natural alternative to coconut oil for skin health benefits. Rich in vitamin E, shea butter helps reduce inflammation and support overall skin wellness. However, be careful when applying shea butter after dermarolling; its comedogenic nature could clog your pores further compromising results and slowing healing time. If possible, wait at least several days after rolling before applying shea butter so microchannels close back up more naturally; otherwise apply carefully by completely massaging in.
3. Do Not Apply Tanning Lotion
Once dermarolling, using tanning lotion can result in significant skin damage. Treatment can result in temporary redness that lasts several days after treatment as well as increased sun sensitivity – you should therefore avoid exposure and apply high SPF sunscreen (50+), in addition to not using products containing tanning agents such as tanners, sprays or oils which contain these.
After dermarolling, it’s best to wait several hours before applying any makeup. Makeup contains chemicals such as alcohol and toxins which may irritate and increase inflammation on the skin; plus your pores are wide open after dermarolling allowing makeup into your pores leading to breakouts or irritation.
At first, it may be tempting to turn to makeup as an antidote after dermarolling, but this isn’t advised. Instead, opt for natural and organic-based makeup which contains ingredients like Niacinamide – a form of vitamin B3 – which has proven its efficacy at reducing fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously increasing radiance and firmness in many skincare products including Skinceuticals Meta cell renewal B3 emulsion.
Pure coconut oil can also serve as an effective scalp moisturizer, offering safe and effective relief from conditions like xerosis – dry skin on the scalp that causes flakiness – protein loss and hair health issues. Furthermore, monolaurin present in coconut oil provides strong antibacterial protection from staphylococcus aureus which causes infections like pimples.
Before applying any topical oils or serums to your scalp, it’s crucial to thoroughly cleanse and disinfect it first. Begin by washing your hands with a pH-balanced shampoo, before gently massaging sulfate-free shampoo around your head in small circles before rinsing off and drying your scalp with a towel. You should also run the dermaroller through warm soapy water to clean it then disinfect with medical-grade alcohol to sterilize before reusing – otherwise infection could set in and cause scars and skin damage!
4. Do Not Apply Any Other Products
After performing your first dermarolling treatment, it is wise to avoid applying additional products; this will prevent irritation and potential infections caused by using products which don’t go along with the procedure and contain chemicals or acids which could irritate the skin.
These include facial or body scrubs, exfoliators and chemical products containing acids like glycolic acid. Such products may open your pores up and cause redness and irritation; additionally they could clog them and lead to other skin conditions, including breakouts or acne breakouts.
Instead of exfoliating and cleansing products, why not give a face mask a try? Not only will this cleanse and refresh your skin but it can help restore its natural pH balance as well. There are plenty of quality ones online or you could make your own at home!
Vitamin C should also be avoided after dermarolling as its use may cause skin sensitivity and irritation. If using it post-dermarolling, make sure you apply in moderation – too much could cause severe irritation!
Also, avoid products containing acids or chemicals as these may irritate the skin and delay results from dermarolling sessions. Furthermore, they could damage deeper layers of the skin reducing effectiveness.
If you want to see results from dermarolling, it may take longer than anticipated for you to notice any noticeable results from at-home dermarolling sessions. Results could appear anywhere between three months and nine months depending on your skin conditions and frequency of treatments; professional microneedling sessions may provide faster solutions; however they are costly and require patience on your part; alternatively you could try at-home dermarolling under doctor supervision for maximum benefit.