*Tools & Products to Renew Aging & Sun Damaged Skin as Seen on Afternoon Live
Facial Focus Derma Roller
I love using a Derma Roller! I think it’s the quickest and easiest way to rejuvenate your skin. If you have never heard of a Derma Roller it’s basically a wheel covered in hundreds of surgical steel needles. These needles create tiny holes in the skin which makes your skin produce extra collagen and elastin to heal those tiny holes and speed up cell turnover. It will also allow your skincare products to reach deeper into the skin and really do what their made to do. The result is healthier, plumper and younger looking skin. Using a Derma Roller can help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation, scars and other common skin problems.
It’s important to start with a clean face and a clean Derma Roller and to not use it on any open wounds. After I cleanse my skin I like to apply a thin layer of Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, just enough to dampen the skin but you can also just use tap water. However, this wold also be a great time to apply your favorite hydrating serum. I don’t recommend using any serums with Vitamin C Serums or anything with Retinol while you are using a Derma Roller since it can possibly over irritate the skin. To being Derma Rolling just roll the DermaRoller across the skin diagonally, horizontally, and then vertically. You don’t need to apply a lot of pressure but I like to press as hard as I can without it being too painful. I tend to focus more on my problem areas where I have pigmentation, fine lines and scars and that works best for me. I also take it down my neck and into my decollete area as well. The most important step is to follow up your Derma Roller treatment with a hydrating oil or moisturizer that’s suited for your skin type. I like to apply the Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda and once that is absorbed into the skin I follow it up with Honey Drop Moisturizer by Farmacy. I tend to do this as part of my nightly skincare routine and when I wake up my skin is plump, glowing and more youthful looking!
Lately, I have been using the 1.0mm Facial Focus Derma Roller which retails for $27.00. However, I have also purchased many Derma Rollers on Amazon.com for a lot less that work just as good. The 0.25mm Derma Roller by ORA retails for $19.99 and is a great choice if your new to micorneedeling. Make sure to clean your Derma Roller after every use with rubbing alcohol and it should be replaced after about 15 uses.
Dry Brushing is a ancient Ayurveda technique that helps exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin surface to promote skin cell turnover. It helps prep the skin to more easily absorb oils and moisturizers resulting in softer, smoother younger looking and feeling skin. In just one minute you can reveal fresh, new skin.
I’ve used other Facial Dry Brushes but this Tulasāra Radiant Facial Dry Brush by Aveda is by far the best one I’ve ever used and totally worth the investment. The brush retails for $44.00 but it’s made with super soft nylon bristles which are formed in rounded, massaging peaks which works perfectly to lift skin and brush away dead skin. Perfection.
Dry Brush 2-3 times a week and again, it’s important to follow with nice hydrating oil or moisturizer that is suited for you skin type. I always follow my dry brushing session with the Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda which go hand in hand and the combination gives you a radiant and glowing complexion.
Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda
This Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda is the perfect follow up oil. Just a few drops is all you need to nourish, balance, hydrate and restore skin. However, this oil is not just for use with Derma Rolling or Dry Brushing this is a lightweight oil that is easily absorbed and can be used everyday. When not using with my Derma Roller or Dry Brush I like to use this as part of my nightly skincare routine. I gently press and then massage the oil into my face, neck and decolette. I always love how my skin looks in the morning. Soft, supple and glowing!
The Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda retails for $49.00 for 1.7 oz.
Help protect and your rejuvenated skin with this Honey Drop Moisturizer by Farmacy. This is a lightweight moisturizer which pairs perfectly with the Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda. It also makes a great day to day moisturizer and gives skin a healthy, radiant glow. It also instantly hydrates and softens skin while improving firmness and elasticity.
The Honey Drop Moisturizer by Farmacy retails for $45.00 for 1.7oz.
If your not into using a Derma Roller or a Dry Brush their are still plenty of options out there that will help shed dull, dead skin and give your skin a glowing, younger looking complexion. One of them is Exfolikate by Kate Somerville. Exfolikate is an exfoliating scrub the exfoliates away dead skin cells to reveal a more smooth, even toned complexion. Continued use also helps improve skin texture and helps diminish the appearance fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure to follow up with your favorite facial oil or moisturizer.
Exfolikate is a little pricey at $85.00 for 2 oz. but you only need to use a small amount 1-2 times a week so that 2 oz. will last quite a long time.
If a nice mask is more your speed then this exfoliating Charco Charcoal Mask by Essance is another great way to rejuvenate your skin. This mask contains natural and organic ingredients that help slough away dead skin and draw out impurities. After just one use you will have a soft, smooth and luminous complexion. Again, make sure you follow up with a facial oil or moisturizer of your choice.
The Charco Charcoal Clay Mask retails for $38.00 for 1oz. and even with using it 2-3 times a week it will last a good year or so.
Another great and less invasive option to renewing aging skin that specifically targets pigmentation like age spots, sun damage and old acne marks is this Skincorrect by Zenmed. Pigmentation can make you look years older than you really are so creating a even toned complexion is essential to looking more youthful. This is a potent serum full of antioxidants, Glycolic and citric acid which help fade pigmentation and even out skin tone.
This Skincorrect by Zenmed retails for $45.00 for 1oz.
If you have super sensitive skin or are just looking to gently improve the look and feel of your aging skin then this Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex is just what you need. This is not your average night cream. This potent moisturizer is full of anti-aging ingredients that will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity and make your skin more soft and supple. This is also a great product to use in the evening after a Derma Rolling or Dry Brushing treatment.
The Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex retails for $48.00 for 1.75oz.
Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals
If oil is more your thing then you will love this Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals. A lovely blend of nourishing and anti-aging oils this will give you a more even toned, youthful and glowy complexion. This facial oil is gentle and can be used on a nightly basis. The Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals will help restore and repair your skin all while helping diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.