If, like us, you binge-watch Netflix with a face mask on, expecting it to erase every tell of your non-existent skincare routine and unholy caffeine intake, you’re in luck.
Turns out, the micro-needling treatments we’d once expected to fork over thousands of dirhams for at fancy clinics, are now easily attainable from the comfort of our Hobnob crumb-encrusted couches. Hurrah!
Skincare brands such as Vichy and Vice Reversa have innovated at-home micro-needling patches that promise to help you reap all the benefits that traditional micro-needling touts.
If you’re not quite up to speed, micro-needling is a safe way of slightly damaging the epidermis to stimulate collagen and encourage the skin to perform its natural function. This is carried out using a device called a dermaroller, which rotates needles along the face. The result? Noticeably plumper, smoother-looking skin.
Similar to traditional micro-needling, micro-needling patches feature hundreds of fine needles made of crystallised ingredients, which penetrate the epidermis and promote skin rejuvenation. The patches also administer a healthy dose of hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and peptides to give you that glow-from-within look.
Wanting to give it a go? Simply apply one of the bandaid-sized patches anywhere onto clean, dry skin as a spot treatment, leaving it on for at least two hours to overnight. Once your skin has absorbed the skincare elixir, discard the patch and live your best healthy-skin life.
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