I like to research different procedures that are all the rage in spas and clinics. When it comes to professional facials and anti-aging treatments I could say I don’t have time, but I guess it is just not a priority anymore. I am actually pretty happy with my skin right now and I would rather have a relaxing little spa session at home. I used to get IPL treatments but I honestly do not like the pain and downtime that goes with it. But that is just me. When it comes to facials, I like to create my own fresh whole food potions from my fridge mixed with my GLACIAL CLAY CLEANSER, as I have shared on my Instagram account. When I was a teenager and suffered from bad breakouts (which I now believe were attributed to dairy) I noticed the most improvement in my skin from using simple clay masks so that is why the base of my makeup and my cleanser is clay. I do believe that doing too many treatments can irritate the skin and make it thin.
When speaking to professionals in clinics and also to my clients and friends who have had anti-aging procedures done, I have learned that the results that can be achieved through MICRONEEDLING are quite significant. I am always my own best guinea pig when trying something new. The first place we start to age is around the eyes and the neck so this is where I started experimenting and I was really impressed. This is a treatment that is offered in clinics but that can also be done at home and it is much more inexpensive that way. It is important to make sure you are doing it correctly and not overdoing it so I wanted to include a few tips.
I have create two different skin cocktails especially made to be applied while derma rolling, NATURE’S BOTOX + FILLER, & NATURE’S LIPOSCULPT. When it comes to each cocktail, I do not apply it anywhere, only where you would receive botox and filler if it were injected by needle and only on the targeted areas where you would want fat reduction and tightening like jaw/neck, inner thighs, and love handles. I also like to do treatments on my hands and knees. The serums I researched on the market were not pure ingredients and most contained a lot of fillers, chemicals, and irritants. Being that you are poking teeny tiny microscopic holes in the skin’s surface, you want to be using only plant based, food grade ingredients.
When to derma roll:
Do it in the evening so that your skin has time to repair itself. The wounds you create should heal within 15-30 minutes but derma rolling at night ensures that your skin gets the proper rest it needs. Avoid hot showers, exercise and makeup for at least 24 hours after since you don’t want to irritate your already sensitive skin. But the number one tip of all is do not roll over active acne. Rolling over active areas of acne will only spread the bacteria to the rest of your face. Don’t do it!
How often to derma roll:
I usually derma roll once a week since it takes a bit of after care and you really want to allow your skin the chance to heal in between sessions. When I first started, I aimed for once every two weeks since I was just introducing my skin to this process, but as I progressed, I moved on to once a week. If you’re concerned about not wearing makeup the next day, try doing it on a weekend. I usually aim for Saturday so I have all of Sunday to allow my face to relax.
What kind of roller to get:
The two different sizes of needles I offer are 1.0mm and 1.5mm for body. The size of the needle you choose is dependent on what area you are targeting. I use a 1.0 is great for targeting any acne scars or hyperpigmentation as well as any fine lines and wrinkles. I don’t suggest using higher needle size than this one on the face at home since it can deeply penetrate the skin, and if you use them incorrectly, you can damage the skin. I did a lot of research regarding titanium versus stainless steel needles. I decided, why not have the best of both worlds – a holistic microneedling roller that has stainless steel needlles that are coated with titanium dioxide so they will not easily rust, dull, or bend. This will also make it easier to clean and will extend the life of your roller. If you are faithfully using it once every week, I would replace once a year, so that you can keep achieving the best results.
How to derma roll:
Here’s the fun part! Only roll on clean skin. Roll section by section. You can start anywhere you like but you’ll want to go over the cheeks, the forehead, the nose, the chin, the lips (this will create a temporary plumping of the lips) and the jaw line. If you’re brave, you can also derma roll by the corner of your eyes (where crows feet would usually occur) but you want to be super gentle in this area. Do not go any closer to eyes than the occipital bone underneath eyes. Instead of rolling around eyes you can press like a stamp. I find I receive the best results from rolling a section, then rolling an application of the preferred skin cocktail, then rolling again, and moving onto another section. Moisturize well after with RASPBERRY ELIXIR or COCONUT CREAM.