Whitening Cream and Derma Rolling in Reducing Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation and age spots are more than just annoying. Many people feel embarrassed and self-conscious because of these unsightly spots. Hyperpigmentation is caused by a lot of factors, such as acne, age, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance or some certain illnesses (such as Celiac disease).
If you want to get rid of these dark spots on your face and on some parts of your body, many have recommended a lot of procedures such as skin bleaching. However, dermarolling has fast become the most trending treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation. Compared to other procedures, dermarolling is a cost-effective way in reducing hyperpigmentation.
Dermarolling is a form of microneedling or skin needling technique which involves the use of the derma roller. A derma roller is a small handheld device which consists of a barrel containing hundreds of fine and tiny needles, called microneedles. The size of the needles range from 0.2 mm to 1.5 mm, with the smallest needles suitable for use on the face, while the largest needles suitable for other parts of the body.
When rolled into an affected area of the skin, the derma roller creates tiny infiltration channels on the epidermis (the skin’s outer layer). This tiny injuries on the skin lead to the natural production of collagen and elastin, which helps the skin to repair and heal itself. Result is healthy, refined and youthful-looking skin.
Dermarolling has been proven, time and again, to effectively treat hyperpigmentation. But in order to hasten its effectiveness, one must use suitable skin products such as serums and whitening creams. And speaking of whitening creams, there are such products that are specially made for treating hyperpigmentation.
One of the most recommended whitening creams is Elure. Elure (often stylized as “elure” in lower case) is a popular skin lightening product which usually comes in cream form. The company has other products as well, such as facial wash, but it’s their lightening cream which is the most sought-after. Many doctors and dermatologists often recommend Elure to lighten some dark spots on the skin. Elure is quite well-known not just for its amazing skin lightening capabilities, but also for its hydrating properties.
You can find out more about Elure here.
Rolling your dark spots with the derma roller, plus applying them with Elure, will help speed up the lightening process.
While there is no standard procedure involving the use of the derma roller and Elure together to lighten those nasty dark spots, here in this article we can share our own tips on how to do it:
- Apply Elure twice a day (morning and evening), after cleansing.
- Every now and then, before applying the cream, use the derma roller to roll the spots several times. (Caution though: It can make your skin red so it’s recommended that you should do the rolling only at night, about an hour before going to bed. Elure is active for about an hour, then you can just wash it off if you want).
- Prior to applying the cream, cleanse your face and apply a gentle peel (either with a peeling cream or simply by applying 2% salicylic acid).
- Stay away from the sun as much as you can.
- But if you had to go out in the sun, apply a 30 SPF sunscreen first.