How to use a dermaroller at home | Review | My Experience

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Before buying my own dermaroller, I had done tons of research on how to use it properly and which needle size to start off with. I will share with you everything I've learned and experienced while using the dermaroller. I found this derma roller set that came with 2 needle sizes on amazon for under $20. I’ve been using it weekly ever since and been loving it!


Micro needling can help lighten up dark spots, cellulite, stretch marks and scars as well as improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin. I always recommend doing your own research to educate yourself.

How to micro needle & what to expect

Prep your derma roller

It’s extremely important that you sanitize your derma roller before each use. Soak it in a solution of 3 parts hot water and 1 part hydrogen peroxide. Store it in the original container it came in to preserve the needles. Examine your derma roller upon receiving to ensure none of the needles are bent or damaged. If used regularly, buy a new set every few months or if there are any damages on your dermaroller.

Cleanse your skin

As important as it is for your dermaroller to be sanitized, It’s equally as important for your skin to be properly cleansed in order to remove any dirt or oil that may be on it. Make sure you do this step right before you’re about to use to dermaroller.

Prep your skin

Using a good face oil will not only help prevent unnecessary damage to the skin but it will also help make the micro needles glide over your skin and help the oil penetrate deeper into your skin.

Use the dermaroller

Always start with the lowest gauge needle and use it consistantly once a week for a couple months before moving onto a larger needle size. You can either start off on a 0.25mm or 0.5mm needle. I started with the 0.5mm needle and I am still using as I haven’t felt the need to go up in size for the skin on my face.
If you’re using the dermaroller on your face, you will only need to go over each section of skin a few times as you will start to see your skin turning red and feeling raw; Especially if this is your first time using it. If you’re using it on tougher skin such as thighs, you’ll likely be able to roll over the same area multiple times before you start feeling a bit raw.

Soothe your skin

After each micro needling session I always like to apply aloe vera gel to soothe my skin and it really helps a lot! It’s no wonder since you’ve just made hundreds of micro tears on your skin. Your skin might feel a bit raw for about a day so make sure you’re doing this on an evening when you are staying at home. This way, your skin will repair & recover overnight and your fragile skin won’t be exposed to the suns harmful rays.

Hydrate your skin

You want to hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer because the aloe vera gel is only used to soothe the skin, not to hydrate. This is even more important when using the micro needles on your face.

After care

Avoid any product that has exfoliating agents such as AHA or BHA. Avoid any abrasive face scrubs, sun exposure or activities that can damage your skin in this delicate state.


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