A derma roller can boost the absorption of your beauty products so it can be more potent and effective. This is what we refer to also as transdermal absorption. During the rolling, the microneedles that prick on your skin create micro injuries that lead to opening up some channels. These channels will allow the skin care products to penetrate into the deep layers of your skin within an hour after your dermarolling session. Normally, when you put on some creams onto your face, it doesn’t reach the deep layers and can just stay on the surface, so more are wasted than being absorbed by the skin. But when you use a derma roller, it increases the efficacy of these skin care products by 3000%!
So, what skin care products work best with dermarolling?
If you are looking for a product that will complement your derma roller treatment, the following are highly suggested topical applications that can boost collagen production:
1. Vitamin C Serum
A serum is a lightweight version of skin moisturizer. Its main function is to deliver moisture and hydration to skin while making the texture bright and glowing. Facial serums are known for its ability to protect the skin from free radicals while it prevents skin allergies and inflammation. To explain further, here’s what it can do for your skin. Called as the “healing vitamin”, having Vitamin C in your serum will help in the recovery of the skin after derma rolling. It helps repair a damaged skin that has been wounded or injured. When you are dermarolling, your skin is more sensitive to sunlight. This vitamin can help prevent age spots, melanin production, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It also aids in the quick healing of your acne, making it easier to treat the scars and lighten its appearance. Whatever skin type you have, Vitamin C is safe for use. It evens out skin tone and because this helps in boosting collagen, you will get a tighter and firmer skin with lesser visibility of big and oily pores.
2. Vitamin E Serum
Called as the “potent antioxidant”, Vitamin E will restore lost moisture on your skin. It protects your skin tissue from damage and helps in reversing the signs of aging. It can get rid of dark circles around your eyes, rejuvenate and nourish skin, treats stretch marks, lighten scars and is very good for dry and dull skin. It treats chapped and dry lips, making it look naturally soft and moisturized. No wonder this antioxidant is always included in most skin care products because of its numerous benefits.
3. Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Called as the “moisture binder”, Hyaluronic Acid or HA holds the moisture in our skin to keep it hydrated all day. When your skin is hydrated, you don’t get many wrinkles and fine lines and you look younger because your skin doesn’t dry up or flakes. Just like collagen, HA is also found in every tissue of the body, and the more HA your skin has, the more that it can stay beautiful and elastic. Unfortunately, HA supply also decreases as we age so we need to help our skin get more from topical applications. So if you want a supple-looking skin, putting more HA will bind water to retain moisture. The more HA you have, the more it can provide continuous moisture by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. HA will reduce wrinkles, redness and skin dermatitis.
4. Sunscreen Protection- The second most important skin care product you must have is the sunscreen protection. UV rays can cause sunburn, damage and even skin cancer. The minimum SPF you can use is SPF15 which blocks 93% of UV rays, while an SPF 30 blocks 97% of UV rays. You can go for SPF 50 because it blocks 98% of UV rays. As mentioned earlier, when you are treating your skin with micro needling or dermarolling, your sensitivity to the sun is increased. Never get out of your house without putting a sunblock!
5. Retinol Creams- this is very helpful and effective if you are acne-prone and if you have been suffering from an acne problem for a long time. If you have almost tried acne treatments but do not seem to work, retinol or retinoid will cure it by unclogging pores and preventing dead cells. It also stimulates the production of new skin cells so it can help you treat fine lines and wrinkles, stubborn pimples, or uneven skin tone due to acne scarring.
6. Moisturizers- Moisturizers typically treat skin dryness and prevent it from flaking. There are different moisturizers available and choosing the right one for your skin type will help much when combined with your derma roller session. If for example you have a normal skin type, you can use moisturizers with natural oils; for dry skin, use heavy lotions with HA combination; for oily and acne-prone, use anti-comedogenic and fragrance-free moisturizers.
Combination serums are also available in the market. You can get a serum with a formula of Vitamin C+ Hyaluronic Acid +Vitamin E. Can you Imagine having all these ingredients in just one formula of your serum? With a derma roller therapy, this formula can sink in to the deep layers of your skin. Serums will greatly enhance and make your treatment more effective than just using a derma roller alone.