When it comes to trying new beauty products, or even at home remedies (yes, I’ve tried the Miraclewhip peel—and it works), I will experiment with anything. My skin has always been my nemesis. I don’t break out, I don’t have too many wrinkles, but I have some minor scarring and it’s all I can see when I look in the mirror. I’ve tried everything, truly everything. Expensive lasers, creams, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and more lasers—and nothing made much of a difference. I spend hours looking at before and after pictures online of just about any procedure. My goal is to look like Rachel Weisz—is that too much to ask? I even visit the same dermatologist as her to increase my chances!
Looking for something new to try at home, I came across articles on the skin needle roller. A fascinating contraption with teeny needles that you roll on your face. Apparently Angelina, Jolie uses this device (it involves needles, are you surprised?). I purchased one right away, the 1.5mm model, and had it over-nighted. I’ve done two sessions with it so far, spaced a week a part. It hurts, not in a excruciating way, but an annoying stingy way. The point of it is to help stimulate collagen production and also open your pores to absorb nutrients more effectively. You guys, it works. I’ve noticed vast improvement from this method more than anything over the last ten years. It is also effective for fine lines. My advice would be to read all you can before doing it for yourself–there are many how-to videos on YouTube. If you are up for trying anything, I give the skin-needle roller two thumbs up.
l-r: MICRONEEDLE SKIN CARE SYSTEM, $27.00, Amazon; DR. ROLLER, $69.95, Amazon.