perjantai 7. kesäkuuta 2019

Sponsored post: Derma Roller System

Hi guys, and happy early summer! It has been pretty toasty here in Finland the last couple of days.I was running some errands and got a slight tan already, which is really bizarre for Finnish June. Usually it's just rainy and windy and you can't even see the sun until June.

Today, I have the joy introducing you to a product that I've been interested for a while but never got around to really buy one. So one day I was contacted by the Derma Roller System If I was interested in trying their product and I was happy to oblige.


About a week later I picked all this stuff from the post office. I was only expecting the roller, but I was suprised!


The package I received had the 1.0 mm roller.








As you can see, the the micro needles are really tiny. This is the second smallest needle size, 0.5 mm being the smallest and the biggest being 2.5 mm. If you are interested in the roller but don't need the other products, it's currently on sale for on 49.95 USD down from 99.95 here. 

To pick the right needle size for you, review this table from their site.


 I picked 1.0mm because mainly of the anti-aging properties, kind of a big pores I have and  acne scars I have as a relic from the horrible acne I had on my teenage years. Funnily enough, my skin has done a full 180 and become really dry after I turned 20 and now I use products for dry skin and anti-aging (which every woman should consider after turning 20 to prevent wrinkles).

The roller works by poking tiny holes, microchannels on to your skin, making it absorb more nutrients from your skin care products. It also promotes production of collagen , which is the main structural protein in your skin and helps to renew your skin. Find out more about how the roller works here.



The package I received was 

Derma Roller System® with Anti-Aging Serum (For Face). It's currently on sale for 79.95 USD down from 159.90, so in case you are interested you can buy it here.



 

It contains DermaC+ serum that contains vitamin C that promotes collagen and elastin production. I've used this a lot even when I'm not using the roller, because it is really nice and light, absorbs quickly and doesn't make your face sticky.


You also get one of these sheet masks. It felt bit large for my face, but I 've never found a mask that actually sits perfectly on my face without me having to keep correcting it every once and a while. It contains nutrients and collagen to help renew your skin.


So how are these products supposed to be used?




First things first, clean your face really really well. You are poking tiny holes in your face after all! Instructions said to use soap, but my face can't really handle soap so I used Garnier cleansing milk and Clinique clarifying lotion. You should also disinfect the roller with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. I used peroxide since I happened to have it lying around.

The roller is really easy to use and sat on my hand just right. The size is just right for face, but for body I would like a little larger area where the microneedles are.


Pick the areas you want to treat and roll four times horizontally, four times vertically, four times diagonally to the right and four times to left. Be gentle and don't press too hard. If you press too hard, it sort of "sticks" to your skin. It doesn't hurt at all even if it does but you sort of need to tug it off. Then move on to the next area. Here's a clip to demonstrate. Where you can see me press too hard at one point like I just warned you not. Hahah. (I just realized I've never shown my face completely without make up in a video before, so I'm bit nervous )


After finishing my face, I applied the facial mask and started working on my body (needles of 1.0 mm and up can also be used to treat the body). I used it on my decoltee and areas that have had a lot of sun damage in the past. Be sure to take a shower before treating your body!

After taking off the mask I applied the serum to all of the treated parts. I noticed that the redness this process causes depends lot on the part of your body your treating. See the chest area that got very red;



And compare it to the face that barely got red at all;


This was taken right after I had used the roller on my face.


If you are going to use the roller in the morning, use a good sun screen. I used this in the evening knowing I wouldn't leave the house again. Also, needles from 1.0mm up shouldn't be used more than around once a month since your skin needs time to heal. See the time you should wait from this table from derma roller systems site.



So what are my thoughts? I can't say much about the long term effects since if I really wanted to see those, I would have to work on this post for a reeeally long time. Nevertheless, my skin has felt really youthful and not dull at all after the first treatment. I can also already see my acne scars fading. I've also used the serum as my everyday skin care routine since I got it and my skin is really glowing. I know I'm going keep using this product once a month since I really like it. I was actually really afraid of using it since I didn't believe it wouldn't hurt, but you actually only feel a slight pressure.  Also, the shipping was super fast and the service is just superb.

So, if you got interested, head over to their web shop at  https://dermarollersystem.com/collections/derma-roller-system. 
All of their products with the roller are currently on huge sale, so definately check them out!