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Currently Obsessed : Microneedling

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I discovered microneedling from a skin clinic a while ago.  I personally haven’t done it because the idea of it kind of scares me. It’s pretty much tiny needles puncturing the surface of your skin in efforts to jump your skin’s collagen production. It’s obviously very effective, but I’ve heard it’s pretty painful. The idea of that pain deterred me, and to this day I’ve never had the guts to do it.

However, when I heard that at-home micro-needling kits were available, it sparked my interest. I knew that if it were for at home use, it had to be user-friendly, not as painful and a mild version of the real thing. So I started my research… I found that tons of influencers and celebrities were raving about it. When I decided to finally give it a try, I got my hands on this microneedling, AKA derma rolling kit from GloPRO and I’ve been hooked ever since!

Is it painful? No. Does it feel strange? Yes. It’s hard to describe, but weirdly enough I find it soothing! Personally, I didn’t notice a difference immediately, but after using it consistently for about three weeks, I noticed my skin was much softer.

The derma roller basically punctures tiny, minimally invasive holes into your skin which then promotes your skin to regenerate itself and produce collagen. I can honestly say that it’s one of the most effective and useful beauty tools I’ve used to date. (If you’re wondering what my favorite skin gadgets are right now, click here!)

Let’s talk about the STEPS because there are a couple of steps to using the derma roller.

1. Use a serum.
The kit I got from GloPRO came with one, which you’re supposed to put on your face immediately after you finish the treatment. You can use any serum as long as it doesn’t have any alcohol or acid. Your skin is ready to instantly suck in whatever you put on it, so make sure it’s good for you!

2. Sanitize.
 Make sure to thoroughly clean the derma roller after you’re done with the serum, you need to sanitize the derma roller. Again, the GloPRO kit came with a little spray bottle to sanitize, but rubbing alcohol works too. I clean and sanitize it and put it back into the little box it came with to store it. I can’t stress enough how diligent you have to be about cleaning and sanitizing!

I know it’s not for everyone, but I’ve found it to be super effective and I’m very happy with the results! Remember, I’m not a skincare expert and I can only tell you what I think about something based off of my own experiences. So if you’re thinking about microneedling, I urge you to do some extra research! Find articles, talk to your dermatologist, read reviews and figure out if it will work for you and your skin!



  • Sahar says:

    can you recommend a list of serums to use with it for different effects? is vitamin C good after glopro?

  • Microneedling looks so good!

  • Kerry Lewis says:

    I was afraid to try this for so long, but after reading your post I am determined to get over my fear! Thanks for the great read.

  • Cinnamon says:

    I’ve never heard of this before. I’m excited to try this.

  • teamlouise says:

    I just got a kit of rollers and serum and just like you I’m a bit scared but Im gonna try and see if it works between the eye brows? im starting to get that “angry” wrinkle and I need it gone lol!!
    love your blog// xx Louise

  • Kay says:

    I’ve been looking into this for over a year now but I just don’t find the courage to actually do it! I’m so terrified that it will hurt… My skin clinic doctor said that they numb you at their office so you don’t (supposedly) feel a thing, but with the at home kits there is no numbing. I want to try is so bad though, because I have been struggling with enlarged pores for my entire life and I heard that it really helps with that.

  • Mei says:

    I have a derma roll but I find the handheld LED light produces more obvious and quicker result than the derma roll!
    Ladies, I highly recommended splurging on a handheld LED light device, I noticed my minor acne scars are less noticeable and my skin texture is smoother and definitely more even skin tone.

  • Ellie says:

    I really want to give this a try now!

    Ellie xx

  • Linda says:

    Wow, I need to try this!

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  • Lindsey Tanner says:

    OBSESSED! Use mine everyday even though it says 2-3/week and have seen amazing results over the last 2 months. I got from Neiman Marcus. And I love your blog!

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • This looks like something I would try right away! It definitely works, I have had similar treatments on institutes as well and it’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Xin says:

    Oh wow that looks so cool and advanced!



    Love the photos and the idea but, isn’t painful?


  • Shloka says:

    Wow – this sounds so cool! When you initially mentioned it I was so afraid of the sound of it – it sounded so incredibly painful and I have like no pain tolerance but reading about it some more and of course hearing that it doesn’t hurt makes me feel a bit more confident about it!


  • Thanks for this! My new years resolution was to take better care of myself including my skin. Going to look into this! x

  • Stef says:

    i bought this kind of microneedling, but I’m a little bit afraid to use it. my concern is not the pain, but the sanity part. how often do you use it? tnx a lot

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’ve heard of microneedling for awhile now too, but just like you, I’ve been a little scared to try because of the pain. This at home roller sounds a lot more user friendly, and definitely a great new item to try! <3 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Maria says:

    How often do you seems roll? What needle size do you use

  • Naznin says:

    Looks like an amazing tool! Great pictures!

  • Jennifer says:

    It looks a little scary but as long as it works for you! 🙂

  • Leah says:

    Need to buy this!

  • Margaret says:

    That does sound scary tho hahha

    xx Margaret

  • Keri says:

    Oo this looks amazing! I actually have never seen anything like thus but now I need it in my life (yknow us koreans and skincare, haha)

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Elizabeth says:

    Great post Chriselle! I really want to try this!


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  • Diana says:

    I definitely want to try this. I showed this to my mom and she’s over the moon for this.

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    This is very interesting … I already love the idea! 🙂

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  • Stasja says:

    I love the idea of this but I’ve tried it before at home and it didn’t work for me. It might be because I bought a cheap dermaroller on eBay so I might give this one a try. 🙂


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