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Dermarolling is a wonderful way to keep your skin young and healthy-looking. But, if you have dry skin after dermarolling, you may be overdoing it. In this blog, I will talk about some of the main reasons why your skin may feel dry and what steps you can take.
- Large dermaroller size. One of the biggest causes of dry skin after dermarolling: using a needle that is too big. Keep in mind that bigger isn’t always better. Dermarolling should be a gradual process in which you build up to a larger needle over time. Try using a smaller-sized dermaroller. I recommend that using the next size down until the dryness goes away. Remember to pay attention to your skin and adjust your routine accordingly, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- Dermarolling too often. Another culprit could be that you are dermarolling too frequently. Check out the chart on my website to help guide your choice of needle size and frequency of use. Dermarollers sized .25 mm and smaller can be used every other day. The larger the needle the more time you will need between use. My video “How Often You Should Dermaroll” explains in detail how much time you should be spending. If you are following the recommendations and you still feel dry, try skipping a week or two in-between sessions. Remember, everyone’s skin is different.
- Dermarolling for too long. A few minutes each time is all takes. Overdoing it can have the opposite intended effect. Check out my video for beginners. The video is a good way to get up to speed on the basics. Technique is very important, and it never hurts to brush up on the fundamentals.
- Avoid drying products. Be aware of what else you may be using on your skin. Acids are a great way to rejuvenate skin, but not before a dermarolling session. The combination of the two may be too drying. Retinols and retinoids may also have a drying effect. Take a few days before and after dermarolling from these products to prevent over drying your skin.
- Watch what you drink and eat. Many people love coffee and rely on the caffeine to give them energy. But, caffeine is a diuretic—causing more frequent urination which may affect your hydration status. The same is true of green tea and other drinks with caffeine. If you absolutely need coffee in the morning, limit your intake. My recommendation is to skip coffee altogether and stick to water. And don’t forget your nutrition. Eat green leafy vegetables and supplement your diet with collagen.
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