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Skin over 50: Microneedling at home can visibly rejuvenate your mature skin and conjure away years!

Microneedling (also called dermarolling and dermastamping) has gained a lot of buzz in recent years and is something that many women over 50 like to use regularly as part of an anti-aging routine. You may be wondering what it is and why it has become so popular in skin care. The short answer is that microneedling is an anti-aging treatment in which a device equipped with microneedles is rolled over the skin to create hundreds of tiny punctures. It can be performed at home or in an office and is a popular treatment. Discover how to do microneedling yourself at home in this article!

What are the benefits of microneedling at home?

Skin over 50 - Microneedling at home can visibly rejuvenate your mature skin and take away years of age.

You may be asking yourself, “Why would I want to poke hundreds of tiny holes in my face? Doesn’t it hurt?”. Dermarolling is actually quite painless and offers a wealth of anti-aging benefits, and these benefits far outweigh the minor discomfort the treatment causes. All that occurs is temporary inflammation, and that’s just a sign that the treatment is working its magic.

Microneedling benefits are:

  • Anti-aging and prevention
  • Stimulation of collagen
  • Repairs imperfections such as scars, acne scars and even stretch marks
  • Reduces pore size
  • Improves dark spots due to sun damage
  • Helps eliminate dark circles and bags under the eyes
  • Improves product absorption
  • More even skin tone and texture

That’s right – with tiny needles, you can improve, nourish and rejuvenate your mature skin. The way this works is fascinating. When you make microscopic punctures in your skin, you are technically causing injury. The great thing is that the injuries are so small that you can’t see them, but they cause the skin’s own repair mechanism to kick in so that the injuries can heal. This repair process involves the formation of new collagen, which, as most of us already know, is the Holy Grail of anti-aging.

When combined with the right products, this new collagen formation can really enhance the treatment. Of course, piercing hundreds of tiny holes also means deeper product absorption, so your skin care products can really do their job.

Is at-home microneedling safe?

Is microneedling at home safe?

For at-home microneedling, you should use rollers that are 0.2 mm in size. These are considered cosmetic needling and are safe and effective to use at home and get good results. Needles that are 0.5mm and above should always be used by a licensed professional.

Dermarolling from 50 - rejuvenate mature skin

Important tip: If you are dealing with active acne, you should skip home microneedling or you may spread bacteria and cause further problems. A dermaroller can also be used for acne that is not filled with fluid or pus: if you have a pimple, you can roll around it. For cystic acne, you can use it to deliver active ingredients deeper into the lesion to treat it quickly.

How should you use a dermaroller at home?

How should you use a dermaroller at home?

Make sure you use a disinfected device – you should clean your device before and after each use – and that the needles aren’t too dull. You know it’s time to change the head of your dermaroller when you feel resistance when using one. Here’s your step-by-step guide to microneedling:

  1. Cleanse your skin with your preferred cleanser.
  2. Apply your serums.
  3. Roll 2-3 times vertically, diagonally and horizontally over the four areas of your face: forehead, cheeks, lips, chin and neck.
  4. Apply another layer of your serum or serums.
  5. Finish with your preferred moisturizer.
  6. While redness and inflammation are normal, you can use a jade roller from the freezer to cool it down.

Best products for dermarolling

Doing dermarolling yourself - tips and pictures before, after

It’s also important to know what products to use, because you don’t want to cause too much irritation. Things like glycolic acid and strong retinoids should be avoided so that your face doesn’t become a red, inflamed, and painful mess. Below is a list of ingredients you should use when microneedling.

  • Hyaluronic acid increases moisture, smooths mature skin and promotes wound healing.
  • Vitamin C repairs sun damage, boosts collagen production, and helps vitamin E work better.
  • Vitamin E improves the skin barrier, has an anti-inflammatory effect and is a powerful antioxidant. It also supports vitamin C.
  • Niacinamide reduces the appearance of large pores and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the advantages of microneedling at home? Picture before, after

Here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • Always disinfect your needles before and after use. Use 70% isopropyl alcohol, soak the needles for about 7 minutes, and then let them dry before use.
  • Do not apply too much pressure. The weight of the tool should apply enough pressure to get the job done.
  • Never roll over acne, open wounds, dermatitis, etc. Focus only on flawless skin.
  • Smaller needles are for the face. Larger needles are for the body.
  • You should only roll your face about once or twice a week and your body once or twice a month. You need to give your skin time to repair itself before you hurt it further.
  • It can take weeks to see results. Keep in mind that everyone’s body works at its own pace and responds differently.