Whether we like it or not, our skin changes as we age. It’s hard to believe it when we’re in our early twenties, but by the end of that youthful decade, we start to become aware of the small signs that our skin isn’t the same as it once was.
There’s no need to panic (even though most of us still do) Aging is an entirely natural process that not even the most fortunate among us are immune to. Yes, some people age more gracefully than others, but thanks to new technology, it’s possible for the rest of us to reverse the dial on the clock using science-backed derma rolling technology.
Let’s have a look at what happens to our skin throughout the years and at why the Derma Roller might just be our new best friend when it comes to skin care:
Derma Rolling in Your 20's
In our early 20s, we start to lose the extra fat in our face that gives us that youthful glow. Our look matures, but along with the loss of fat comes a susceptibility to fine lines and wrinkles. At this stage, the Derma Roller can be used as a preventative approach to skin care, boosting collagen and elastin to minimise the risk of premature ageing.
Acne begins to decline in these years, but we are often left with atrophic scars and an uneven complexion due to past breakouts. Derma rolling helps to break down old scar tissue and build up new skin in its place, helping to reduce the signs of our biggest breakout days.
Derma Rolling in Your 30's
By our 30s, production of collagen and elastin begins to decline and the skin becomes much drier. Because of the loss of these two important structural proteins, our skin slowly loses the firm and smooth complexion it once had. Dark spots also start to appear due to sun damage.
Derma rolling at this stage helps to reduce hyperpigmentation caused by the sun while boosting the presence of collagen and elastin to fight the ageing process. The Derma Roller also improves absorption of beneficial nutrients applied topically. Serums with powerful antioxidants can further help to soothe skin damage caused by the sun and other environmental toxins.
Derma Rolling in Your 40's
Signs of stress, heavy alcohol consumption, smoking, and other toxins really start to show up on our skin in our 40s. In these years, cell reproduction and replacement slows significantly, meaning we’re not building the new skin cells required to keep our skin healthy and glowing.
One of the benefits of using the Derma Roller is that it helps to stimulate new cell growth while also boosting the collagen and elastin required to smooth the lines and wrinkles that have by now made themselves known. Post-rolling, serums with peptides can help to further boost the anti-aging process.
Derma Rolling in Your 50's
When we reach our 50s, menopause is likely to hit if it hasn’t already. Hormone levels drop, which cause the skin to become dry, loose, and thin. Collagen levels also decrease significantly and the skin becomes increasingly sensitive to sun damage.
Derma rolling can help to increase declining collagen levels and also increase the effectiveness of topical serums. A hyaluronic acid serum applied after rolling can be extremely beneficial in helping to return moisture to skin as it holds up to 1000 times its weight in water. High-quality topical products complement the anti-aging benefits of the Derma Roller.
In cases of sun damage (in your 50s or at any age), it’s important to consult with a dermatologist to rule out more serious skin conditions caused by the sun. Taking preventative measures to protect yourself from the sun’s rays should be your first defence at reducing sun damage.