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Needling your delicate skin sounds scary at first, but with a derma roller it’s not a problem at all. It’s actually the best way to stimulate collagen and elastin production as the micro needles stimulate or puncture the skin. The natural healing process which is been activated through the “wounding” does wonders for your skin, revealing smooth and rejuvinated skin with a reduction of lines and wrinkles as well as a tighter feeling.  To me this was the holy grail to get rid of my dull winter skin, so I could glow just in time for Christmas.

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What size needle and what brand do I need? 

There are so many brands of derma roller out there with different lenghts of needle. I can assure you that it doesn’t matter which brand you use. I got my 1.0mm roller from amazon for under 10€ and I’m really happy with it.

Nevertheless, the length of needle is very importan. Skin dermatologists say that everything under 0,5mm can’t go deep enough into the epidermis. So if you want your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, you must get at least a 0,5mm roller for your skin.

If you want to get rid of stretch marks, scars and pigmantation issues, a 1,5mm roller is the best. Everything which is higher than 1,5mm is too harsh on your skin, according to dermatologists.

My 1.0mm derma roller

My 1.0mm derma roller

Very important is to always sanitze your derma roller before and after every use so you don’t get any infections. Do you have any experience with derma roller so far? I did it only twice and can see a difference already in my skin. It’s much softer and more radiant than before. Good luck and have a great holiday season!

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Find beauty products in your kitchen!

There are so many products out there that promise us to get better skin, hair, nails and to get rid of all our beauty problems. Behind all the alluring advertisements where beautiful models promise us how good the products work and that we are “worth it”, we often forget that it’s just a beauty industry with the only aim to sell. Although there are lots of good products on the market with innovations launching every day, we don’t need to have them all, as we have lots of beauty products in our kitchen.

I have compiled a list of great beauty products you probably will find in your cupboards and that work just as good as the ones in the drugstores, saving you looots of money in the long-run!

Make your own hair mask by adding some mayonnaise to your favourite conditioner. It’s super moisturising and your hair will feel incredibly soft! No worries, you won’t smell  anything as the smell of the conditioner will be stronger and overpower your edible ingredient.

To make your own clarifying shampoo, mix a few drops of vinegar with your shampoo, which purifies your scalp and gets rid of every day built up caused by styling products that can weigh down your hair.

Make your own bath oil by simply adding milk to the water. Your skin will be as soft as a baby’s bum. Even Cleopatra knew this. If you suffer from dry skin or even ekzema, add some oats! They soothe and heal the skin while reducing inflammation.

Forget Crest Whithening strips! Normal baking soda is just as good to whiten your teeth. Just wet your toothbrush and dip it in some baking soda until the bristles are completely covered with the white substance. Put your toothpaste and the top and voilà! Your teeth should be remarkably whiter after 14 days of use.

Use coffee grounds as an anti-cellulite cream. Caffeine is used in all the expensive creams. Apply it to your skin in circular motions, wrap kitchen foil around it and leave it on for about 20 minutes.

Hopefully, you’ll realise that there’s no need to spend all your money on expensive beauty products. We can often make our own products which is fun, cheap and as effective as most of the products on the market.

This is only part one so watch out for my next post of the beauty kitchen! If you subscribe to my blog (the sign up button), you will get a notice everytime a new post is uploaded!

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