Reverse sun damage with a derma roller

If you’re looking for a natural way to reverse the effects of sun damage to your skin, the derma roller is an ideal choice.

The derma roller tackles sun damage in two ways:

  1. It increases the effectiveness of skin care products by allowing them to penetrate more deeply into your skin. E.g. Vitamin C and retinol can help to treat sun damage.
  2. The derma roller also stimulates the creation of collagen within the skin, giving your skin a smoother texture and repairing any damage caused by the sun, including lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

How does the sun damage our skin?

Over the course of our lives, most of us will have spent a fair amount of time in the sun, whether by sunbathing on holiday or simply being out and about in sunny weather.

Exposure to sunshine is enjoyable and important to our health because it allows our bodies to produce Vitamin D, which helps keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. However too much sunshine, without adequate protection, can be damaging to our skin and have significant long-term effects on its appearance.

Sun damage to skin occurs when the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages fibres in the skin (called elastin) and they begin to break down.

What are the effects of sun damage?

Sun damage is cumulative and can begin at an early age, but its effects may not show until 20-30 years later. You may notice that as you get older, especially if you’ve lived or worked in a sunny place, you see more brown patches and darker marks on your skin. This can be an effect of prior sun exposure.

Sun exposure can in fact cause many of the skin changes that we think of as being a normal part of ageing, such as lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. It can also cause freckles, discoloured areas of skin, sallowness and mottled pigmentation.

How the derma roller reverses sun damage

When using the derma roller, the body perceives a ‘mini-trauma’ caused by the penetration of the needles, and this stimulates the skin’s natural regeneration process. It starts to produce both collagen and elastin, two essential proteins which help keep our skin smooth and taut, and to generate new cells.

The new collagen starts moving upwards towards the surface of your skin and becomes an even layer, giving the skin a smoother texture, reducing any lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage, and helping hyperpigmentation to fade.

Give it a try!

So if your skin is showing the effects of sun damage, give the derma roller a try, you will be amazed at what it can do for your skin. Although the effects are gradual, the derma roller can completely reverse the effects of sun damage, leaving your skin with a healthier, more youthful appearance.

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