Fighting my fine lines

 

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.

  • katrina gehman

    ok i need to check this thing out. i’m 32 and have a few lines. hmmm, looks cool

  • I am using my dermaroller quite regularly (like every 6 weeks as you’re not supposed to do it more often so as not to damage the collagen which has just started forming) and I can say it’s effective (you’ll need to wait a couple of months to see any difference though). I wouldn’t say, however it is a pain-free procedure. To make it work best you need to roll slowly with the right amount of pressure, at least 5 times in each direction (like an asterisk) which at the beginning is fine but after a couple of minutes when the skin becomes sensitive it does hurt so I definitely prefer someone to do that (some psychological barrier? 😛 ). Still, I think it’s worth the hassle as with the right anti-aging solution it’s quite effective 🙂

  • This is really interesting, I’ve never heard of this product before! But you look gorgeous in the photos!

    Emily xx
    http://underthescottishrain.blogspot.co.uk

  • Kim

    You look wonderful! I have tried the derma roller system and love it!

  • You still look like you are in your twenties. I really need to try out the Derma Roller System. I will definitely be trying it for sure.

  • Interesting tool! Enjoy ur 30’s! 🙂

  • Rhiannon Howard

    I’ve not used this tool but I have seen the adverts on Facebook

  • I’ve been hearing a lot about these tools! I looked at amazon and they have them much cheaper but I don’t know how well the cheaper ones work. I’m a big believer that you get that you pay for!

  • I never see this tools. I will give it a try 🙂 thank you for sharing this post. It is interesting to learn something new 🙂

  • I am 36! I think I should hunt for this tool!

    You look lovely btw and enjoy the 30’s as they say…30’s is the new 20’s!

  • dana vento

    never tried a derma roller but i often see that to some korean movies! looks like a very interesting one!

  • I see this Dermaroller everywhere now and I’m really tempted to try it – anything to keep to those lines away for longer.

  • I haven’t tried dermaroller. It looks painful but many people have written it’s not. I’m just 23 thus I’ve been good by just watching my face and using some lotion at the wintertime. 🙂

  • This is interesting post 🙂 I heard a lot people like it and is helpful. 🙂

  • I have never tried something like this. It looks painful but I surely wanted to give it a try and experience it myself. I will try anything just to pamper myself and stay beautiful.

  • Sondra Barker

    I’ve only seen this tool maybe once on the internet. A lot of people seem to like it. I’ll have to give this a try when I start seeing real wrinkles.

  • Kat

    Well, it looks like a tool of torture, but the most important is the fact, it could be efficient :D. I must think about anti- ageing solution because I can see first wrinkles on my forehead!