8 days to try the new skincare trend: derma-rolling

8 days is the length of time it takes for Biotherm’s regenerative Life Plankton Essence to make a difference. How does derma-rolling fair in comparison?

Although the technique of rolling tiny needles into your skin may initially seem a bit daunting, beauty experts love derma-rolling for its various benefits, from improving the penetration of your skincare products to removing those pesky under-eye bags to its anti-ageing effects. Keep reading to explore how micro needling works and whether it can really live up to the challenge of giving your skin a new lease of life in just over a week.

Derma-rolling can improve the effectiveness of your skincare products

This affordable little tool uses hundreds of tiny needles to penetrate the dermis, the layer of skin below the surface, and cause micro-injuries. It sounds daunting, but according to experts, this treatment only tricks the body into thinking it is experiencing trauma, stimulating the body to increase blood flow and its production of collagen and elastin in order to repair the affected area. Beauty fans alike love to use micro needling around the fine lines on their face, under the eyes to get rid of those pesky dark circles or on their lips to give them a pleasing plump.

This is where the magic happens.

Derma-rolling helps the skin to better absorb your beauty products (many liken this to the glamorous activity of aerating your lawn..!), which helps maximize their effects, diffusing deeper into your skin. Use Life Plankton Essence directly after derma-rolling to benefit from its rejuvenating properties on a heightened level.

Secondly, the body’s response and healing process improves overall skin quality, leaving your complexion looking more plumped up and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But it doesn’t stop there. When integrated into a regular beauty regime, derma-rolling has been shown to reduce skin discoloration and create a more even-looking tone, minimize the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and when used on the lips, can even give you that natural looking pout. In a study which analyzed the effect of micro-needling on acne scars, 94% of participants saw a marked improvement in their scarring after four months of treatment.

And the results are in…

Although this all sounds intriguing, the real question is whether derma-rolling can live up to the 8-day challenge.

Micro-rolling can be performed anywhere between 2-3 times a week to once a month (depending on chosen needle length), in order to see results. However, in all cases, dermatologists suggest that significant results with regards to the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles won’t be seen until at least eight weeks after treatment. Patience is key, rest assured that it really could be worth the wait!

Give this skin-beautifying technique a try alongside use of Biotherm’s Liquid Glow Skin Best, in order to fully benefit from its smoothing properties. Top tip; make sure you keep your derma-roller super sterile in order to ensure that no bacteria or dirt sneaks its way into your skin!

Give it a whirl and see whether this trend could be one of your best-kept skin secrets.

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