Khloe Kardashian is a big fan
Perhaps you went a little overboard with the espresso martinis last night or simply couldn’t say no to another three episodes of Stranger Things and stayed up well past your bedtime. Regardless of what your nocturnal activities entailed, your skin is now suffering the consequences, big time. A puffy, inflamed and tired complexion isn’t fun to deal with on the best of occasions, let alone when you’re in a rush to get to work on time.
It’s here where facial rollers come to the rescue. Facial rollers are a non-invasive, clinical skin treatment that utilise microscopic needles, which work to treat a variety of skin conditions ranging from scarring to acne. The tool even has Khloe Kardashian’s stamp of approval: the reality star told E News she relies on them to revive and perk up her skin before applying makeup.
To find out more about the innovative skin care tool we spoke to Skinstitut expert, Nicola Gleeson who shared with us that when used correctly, “the actions [of a facial roller] provide an array of medically and clinically proven results for the treatment of individual and simultaneous skin conditions, such as stimulating collagen production to minimise the appearance of lines, wrinkles and slackened skin and reducing the appearance of redness and rosacea.”
Gleeson also mentioned that facial rollers can “increase cell proliferation and regeneration, exfoliate, regulate pigmentation, reduce the size of pores, reduce the size and appearance of scar tissue and reduce the appearance of cellulite.”
In light of that, rollers might seem like the Holy Grail tool your skin has been craving, but it’s important to note that to achieve optimum results the correct technique is imperative. Gleeson recommends “visually dividing the face into small sections (forehead, chin, sides of face, cheeks, nose) and working on each section one by one.” Once your rolling areas have been identified, use “medium pressure and roll once in an upwards direction followed by once in a downward direction. Proceed to the next treatment area.”
Gleeson stresses that “using excessive rolling pressure or over-treating an area will result in skin sensitivity and will not enhance treatment benefits.” She also said it’s important to not “twist or turn the device as it's rolling, as this may blunt the needles and increase the risk of skin damage.”
While you may be looking to see immediate results, Gleeson highlights that with use two to three times a week “there will be an immediate improvement in the superficial quality of the skin,” although, “progressive results will be obtained for the treatment of lines, wrinkles, skin slackening and pigmentation regulation with regular use over a six to eight week period,” she said.
To test out facial rollers for yourself, you can purchase Khloe Kardashian’s roller of choice, Nurse Jamie Uplift online. Alternatively, we recommend trying Skin-Inject DNC Derma Roller or Environ Roll-Cit, which can be purchased in-store.
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.