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August 3, 2016

We Tried it: At Home Micro-Needling

We Tried It - At-Home Micro-needling | Beauty Bets
I’m always looking for the latest miracle beauty product or treatment, so when I read this rave review from Byrdie about at home micro-needling, I plopped down my credit card. While I’ve heard about pricey micro-needling treatments for a few years now, at-home solutions like Stacked Skincare’s Collagen Boosting Micro-Roller have been trending as a miracle beauty tool (and for only $30 it was a no-brainer). If you’re new to the micro-needling craze, at-home versions claim to even out your skin tone and boost collagen the all-natural way. What really sold me was the promise that it could help kick my under-eye circles to the curb (when you look sleepy all the time you’re willing to try anything).

We Tried It - At-Home Micro-needling | Beauty Bets

How it works is simple: After cleansing skin, you roll the micro-roller vertically, horizontally and diagonally over your face, focusing on lips, forehead, chin, and neck while using even and mild pressure. While it seems weird to be rolling tiny needles on your face, they’re so short that it barely feels like it’s piercing your skin – it’s more like a super mild pinch! After micro-needling your face for 3-5 minutes, apply a nourishing serum like Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin C Brightening Facial Serum ($75). Your skin will more readily absorb all of the nutrients as a result of the micro-needling.

The verdict? I’ve been adding micro-needling to my skincare routine three times a week before bed (since it can make your skin a little red) and I’ve seen results in just a few weeks. While it definitely evened out my skin tone, I can’t say micro-needling miraculously solving my under-eye circles (please let me know if anyone’s found a miracle cure for that!).  I’ll be using it at least all summer long, until the next big skincare gadget comes out 😉

To purchase the micro-roller we tried, visit Stacked

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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