How to Use a Facial Dermaroller

This .25 mm dermaroller for the face is sponsored by Linduray Skincare! This tool is SO affordable, less than $30 because Linduray is having a SALE right now! Click the above link to check it out. Many brands sell dermarollers, not just this website!

Before you ask, NO it is not painful because the needles are only .25 mm long! It feels more like a massage, if you are gentle and use the tool correctly. Obviously, don’t jam the needles into your skin or use it near your eyes…hoping that is self-explanatory!

Why should you dermaroll?! To…

  • Decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin
  • Drastically improve your skin texture and complexion
  • Open pores and promote cell regeneration

It’s like microneedling in a way, but not nearly as expensive, you can do it at home, and it is less painful. However, you need to continually use the dermaroller to see results. I recommend a few times per week. Warning: it leaves your skin red for a few minutes!

As a reminder, always sanitize and disinfect your dermaroller with isopropyl alcohol before and after every use. Roll it on your clean face 4-8 times in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal directions. Wait 2 days before your next treatment to let your skin heal! Watch how to use in the video below. Ask me any questions in the comments 🙂

Collagen Masks…Worth the time and money?

Masks are super popular because of the amount of Asian skin care items available now in the USA! You’ve heard of all of the cute Korean brands with their adorable packaging, like TonyMoly for example. But are collagen masks worth the hype?

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The collagen molecules in masks ARE small enough to penetrate your pores and into the dermis layer of your skin, which triggers collagen production and starts to minimize fine lines/wrinkles. However, you won’t see a difference unless you are doing masks a few times a week for months. You’re better off getting Botox or Juviderm if you want fast, long-lasting, and dramatic results (not that I’m recommending cosmetic procedures, unless you have fully researched and are comfortable with that!)

So, unless you younger women or men want fuller, plumper skin, this is not necessary. Collagen masks will give your face a nice glow and moisture balance, though! Older women and men, it is important to start renewing your collagen and giving your skin these supplements at this age to target fine lines and dullness.

Bottom-line…if I, a 19-year-old, am going to invest on a quality mask, it’s going to be a charcoal mask. At this point in my life, being in my late teens, there’s no need for me to be using a collagen mask. I’d rather focus on removing blackheads and getting a deep clean for my skin with charcoal based products (which really work)! Collagen masks won’t magically give you plump lips or make your skin perfectly supple, as you might think. They’re still super fun and cute, though! 🙂

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Daily Dose of First Aid: Chia Seed Green Tea Moisturizing Face Mask

I’ve been looking for a QUICK, EASY, NON-OILY/RESIDUE face mask that I can make at home and I found the perfect one. All you need are a two ingredients: chia seeds and green tea! It is organic, natural, and vegan. Here is the recipe.

  1. Measure 1 cup of brewed green tea in a large cup or bowl, and pour 1 tablespoon of chia seeds into it.
  2. Mix and let sit for about 10 minutes for the consistency to thicken.
  3. Use a foundation brush or your fingers to apply the chia seeds to your face and leave for 10 minutes.
  4. Your skin will thank you for the quick hydration surge! You can even drink the rest of the solution if you’d like!

WARNING: Apply the mask over a sink or outside. I got chia seeds all over the sink so be careful when doing this!

*Chia seeds are a good source of calcium, help control appetite, and have omega-3 fatty acids (heart healthy!) that hydrate skin and reduce wrinkles and inflammation. Put some into your next smoothie mix for a metabolism boost!