MICRONEEDLING the Skincare Game Changer...
Ever seen skin so smooth that it sparkles? I have. It was one of those hot-as-balls Saturdays in Miami and here I was, sitting outside at brunch, sweating bullets and having a full blown conversation with a woman who looked real life IG filtered. It was infuriating. She wasn't sweating (of course), her makeup was perfect, her outfit was adorable, I couldn't find one single solitary pore on her face or hair out of place on her head......I needed answers. After some small talk I asked her to share her skincare routine with me from top to bottom, morning to night, including her diet and lifestyle choices, date of birth and social security number (kidding. She WAS an Aquarius though...they're always pretty). Turns out, she was dying to share her newfound discovery of one of the new stars of the skincare show....microneedling.
If you haven't heard of microneedling before, it's okay, it's a pretty advanced technique. The insertion of tiny needles into the skin create a carefully controlled injury and the body's reaction is to rush collagen to the area to try and heal it, thus blossoming new, plump, and healthy skin. It can be a little bloody for some (hence all those videos you've seen on instagram) and it's not exactly painless, but the results are undeniable and the benefits are literally endless. It targets scarring, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, LIGHTENS current signs of aging AND prevents new ones. It's basically a skincare superhero. The whole treatment including some time for numbing is usually about 45 minutes. You may be a lil pink after, so don't plan your treatment before anything you aren't prepared to look a little cray-cray at, but redness should reduce after the first 3 days and you can wear makeup after the first 24 hours.
Experts recommend it every three weeks if you're targeting a certain skin concern, and quarterly to prevent aging and keep the skin bright and healthy. Brunch Beyonce told me she does hers every 4 months and it's made her skin tighter, brighter and smoother (sparkly) and I do it once at least every three months to target my old acne scarring and prevent aging. I also find that microneedling keeps my skin super soft and helps my products penetrate deeper. Highly recommend. Schedule some microneedling to YOUR skincare game to see just how sparkly your skin can be!