Hello, my dear readers! Lately, I have been studying about skin regeneration techniques for the post-acne scars, as you might know from my previous posts. I had enough of essential oils, creams, and treatments that don’t work their action through the skin, the result being mostly the same as the acne scars did not go away.

What is dermarolling?

Derma rolling is the act of using a derma roller – which is a handled roller, covered in small and fixed needles (usually 0.3 mm or even smaller) that you can rollover your clean skin to create micro-punctures on the face.

The purpose of the derma roller is to penetrate the skin using wound healing stimulation. A derma roller creates small perforations in the skin layer and gives it enough space in between where the wound healing stimulation takes over.

The result is amazing as new skin grows that becomes smoother with a plumper complexion. The Derma rolling process creates microscopic wounds that induce collagen and elastin production.

Who can use a dermaroller, is it safe to use at home?

The derma roller can be used by anyone, from persons with acne scars to persons with large pores. The process depends on the purpose that is being used for because if we want to refine the skin we should use thin, short needles and for acne scarring, we should use deeper and thicker needles.

Persons with acne-prone skin should be careful, as persons with eczema, psoriasis or cystic acne are more likely to spread the bacteria from one zit to the whole face.
The derma roller can be used at home in combination with a quality serum for 2-3 times a week, but it is ideal to be used one time per week.

If a quality serum is missing from home we can also use aloe vera as it is a potent antioxidant-rich in vitamins, soothes the irritated skin.

How should I use the dermaroller at home?

We need to start with disinfecting the derma roller. It is important to disinfect the derma roller before and after use, by letting is soak in 70 percent isopropyl alcohol for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

The skin has to prepared, completely clean of oils and any dirt. It is recommended to use a foam cleanser and a toner to balance the pH. Also, we can use a numbing cream like Lidocaine or Prilocaine.

To start the procedure we need to roll horizontally over the forehead, chicks, chin back and forth. Then, go vertically on the forehead up and down up to three times. Finally, go diagonally across the face.

Once we have rolled our face we need to continue with active skincare products. We can use face serums, where the recommended ones are vitamin C serums or even Aloe Vera. The best time to apply the derma rolling procedure is during the night time as we are not exposed to sun rays.

We can wash our faces with water 8 hours after the procedure. It is important to use a gentle cleanser post the derma rolling procedure.

Avoid using any makeup products, sunscreens or tanning lotions after a derma rolling procedure because it creates thousands of micro channels into the deeper skin layer.

We should avoid taking hot baths, saunas and avoid touching the skin unnecessarily and if needed wash the hands and wear gloves.

Does dermarolling hurt?

The process increases in pain depending on what type of derma roller we use, as the deeper the needle is, the more painful it will be. Also, the way of derma rolling is very important, as we need to use a light hand, we need to feel it but not through the point that is becoming uncomfortable.

When should we see the results?

The results pretty much depend on the frequency that we use the derma roller. It is recommended to use the derma roller once a week to build the tolerance in time up to two or three times a week, the smaller the needle, the more we can repeat the procedure.

Usually, Collagen takes up to two months to grow but used every week the results should appear in a month.

(Image Source – Unsplash, Adrian Motroc)

Spring quotes and joy

Today it’s first day of March 2020. A new year with new hopes and goals that become more achievable as the time goes by. I wanted to celebrate this special day with spring quotes and joy lyrics from all around the world with my special people, here on the Kate’s page Blog.

I wish you a happy bright spring with happiness and magic!

Spring quotes

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”
 — Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’”
— Robin Williams

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.”
 — Jessica Harrelson

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
― Kobayashi Issa, Poems

“Is the spring coming?” he said. „What is it like?”…
„It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
― John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”
― Oliver Herford

“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”
― Millard Kaufman, Bowl of Cherries

“She’s a manner of speaking.
Even the flowers don’t come back, or the green leaves.
There are new flowers, new green leaves.
There are other beautiful days.
Nothing comes back, nothing repeats itself, because everything is real.”
― Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”―  Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers. ” ― Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”― Bern Williams

(Image Source – Unsplash, Krisztina Papp)