You may have had a professional facial involving the use of a derma roller and left the salon your face feeling fresh and alive. Why not use that simple technique at home?
Metal derma rollers work by slightly stimulating and irritating the skin – to trick it into producing more collagen. Look for one made in a non-reactive metal such as titanium – or even gold plated. It looks like something one might find in the kit-bag of a mediaeval torturer. And to some extent it is. But Trinny thinks it’s worth the pain. We suggest that you start by using a derma roller with the smallest possible spikes, say once a week, and then move up from there if you dare. Just run the roller lightly over your face and neck (producing a soft “ow, ow, ow’ rather than a bellowing “aaaaargh, heeeelp meeee, pleeeeeez”). Pay particular attention to any areas of scarring. Do not apply pressure to the roller, unless you want a grated face! It is also really important to sterilise the roller before and after use. Dip it in surgical spirit and let it air dry. Don’t use soap or water.
Softer derma rollers, made from wood, rubber, silicone or plastic are designed to stimulate the lymphatic system. These are much more friendly and can be used daily to get your skin glowing.