Alright, it’s official. My 30’s have officially caught up with me and I now have the fine lines to show for it. These pesky little buggers have appeared overnight underneath my eyes and no amount of creams, lotions or potions seems to make them scarce.
It may sound like a massive contradiction but whereas I embrace getting older (and wiser?) I am not ready to look past my twenties yet – and I bet I’m not alone in this. I’m all up for aging gracefully but I sort of thought that was far, far in the horizon still and not something I’d have to start contemplating now.
So what’s a girl to do? Accept the inevitable or fight it with all my #ladyboss might? Yeah, you guessed it. I’m not taking this lying down.
And it seems there is a fairly affordable solution to my plight – which, even though involving needles, doesn’t actually involve injecting anything anywhere – A Derma Roller System.
The derma rollers are these hand-held devices, which look a little like ladies razors (think Gillette and the likes) that naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin.
OK – when I said collagen you made a face, right? Because the stuff is widely used in purified form for cosmetic surgical treatments and usually when it’s mentioned I cringe – because hell no am I getting anything injected into my face. Nah, hun. The collagen I mean is the primary component of the body’s connective tissue. About 80% of the dermis – the part of your skin that’s under the epidermis (outer layer) – is collagen. Collagen gives your skin strength. Elastin, on the other hand, enables your skin to stretch and bounce back.
So naturally stimulating collagen and elastin in the skin promotes healthier skin cells in the body. And this, my friends, should help keep those pesky wrinkles at bay.
We all know that to have a smooth and healthy glow, our skin must continually be replenished with new cells. This is where the needles come in. The derma rollers’ fine medical-grade needles are painlessly rolled over skin to cause pores to temporarily open up – and this triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthier tissue to replace the older, not so noce skin. Then pop on your favourite lotions and off you go.
The idea is that the skin’s absorption of all the good things in the aforementioned creams, lotions and potions is superior to that if they were used alone. The more you keep rolling with it (see what I did there) the better your skin will become. Bye bye, wrinkles!
So yeah – I’m not crazy about needles but the Derma Roller System promises to be pain free (I imagine it’ll be a little uncomfortable until you get used to it) and it’s not actually injecting anything into anywhere, it’s kind of making your skin do all the leg work itself.
Which I think sounds ultimately better than any artificial method.
What say you? Have you tried a derma roller? Tell me all about it.