Collagen production is essential for skin renewal. As we age, our natural collagen production slows down, revealing lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Although many people rely on in-office treatments and procedures to boost collagen and reverse the signs of aging, there’s an at-home skincare option that’s gaining popularity: microneedling. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates collagen production. How? A roller tool with tiny needles is rolled along the surface of the skin and creates small punctures on the top layer. The punctures signal the body to begin healing by producing more collagen. This stimulates cell turnover, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Although the process sounds painful, especially if you’re nervous about needles, don’t worry; when done correctly, microneedling is painless. In addition to improving skin’s texture and appearance, microneedling also improves the skin’s ability to absorb the ingredients in the treatments and products you love.
How to microneedle at homeMicroneedling is easy to do at home. Make sure you’re doing in the right way. Watch the video below to learn more: https://youtu.be/Deb3MJl5k3Y
Safety firstBefore you begin, take a few safety considerations in mind.
- Always wear gloves. This prevents germs and bacteria from spreading to your face. Even if you thoroughly wash your hands beforehand (and you should do that, too), wearing gloves will help prevent infection.
- Sterilize the rolling tool both before and after each use. We can’t stress how important this is. Since the tool is creating punctures in your skin, a dirty tool may introduce bacteria and cause infection. Soak the tool in washing up liquid and warm water for about 10 minutes. Then, once you’ve rinsed it with hot water, sterilize it with surgical spirit, or rubbing alcohol. Rinse with water and then let it dry. Store it in a storage container when you’re not using it.