Monday, May 22, 2017

How Derma Roller Therapy is a Skincare

When trying to care for your skin, you've heard a lot of hype about so many different kinds of skincare treatments available. From lasers to skin peels to radio-frequency, you may think you've heard them all. Each one promises to improve the overall appearance of your skin at an “affordable” price. Before making an appointment for one of the other treatments, consider one more. If you haven't heard about what the Derma Roller can do for you, then it's time to take a closer look.

How Derma Rollers Work
Derma Rollers are manual devices used to deliver the micro-needling procedure. This method involves rolling tiny medical grade needles across the skin's surface and applying light pressure. The needles open micro channels down to the deeper layer of skin where healing collagen and elastins are stimulated. While the channels close within about an hour, the micro wounds will begin healing over time.

Home Versus Professional Treatments
Derma Rollers can be purchased for personal use at home, or one can go to a clinic for a microneedling treatment. Does that mean they are the same treatment? The answer is no. Derma Rollers sold for home use have shorter needles and are not meant to pierce deep into the skin. Only a clinic with staff trained to use micro-needling devices safely should provide the more intense treatments. Cellulite reduction, for instance, requires deeper penetration and used improperly, can harm your skin instead of improving it. Clinics also use gamma sterilization to clean the devices of bacteria.

Understanding how to safely use the manual device is crucial to using it properly. Learning to clean and sterilize the Derma Roller before and after each use is part of it. Carefully following all instructions  and not overusing it will set you up for success for at home treatments.

Derma Roller Costs
If you've ever had a treatment in a cosmetic clinic, then you are already aware of the hefty price of professional help. Many methods cost upwards of several thousand dollars, leaving your wallet bereft of money. Although you may need a Laser Machine treatment for certain procedures such as laser hair removal, for milder skincare issues, it would be far less costly to try Derma Rollers first.

What Derma Rollers Treat
To even consider using a Derma Roller, you need to know what skincare issues it works on. Here are some of the many skin conditions for which a Derma Roller may be used:

·    Stimulates blood flow to the skin
·    Reduces fine lines, crows feet, and wrinkles
·    Reduces stretch marks
·    Reduces cellulite
·    Decreases large pores
·    Reduces scars with pitting
·    Slows or reverses hair loss when used in conjunction with hair formulas like Minoxidil 5%

Who Can Have Derma Roller Treatments?
While anyone can seek micro-needling procedures, there are times to avoid them. You should never have a treatment where there are any skin irritations, breakouts such as acne, or cuts. Skin irritations and cuts can lead to infections. If you are having a breakout, using the Derma Roller over the affected area will likely spread the bacteria even worse.

Although someone with oily skin or dark skin tones really needs to avoid many laser treatments that can burn them, they don't have that same concern with micro-needling.

My Skin is Cured with Curology & GIVEAWAY

I received a sample from Curology for the sole purpose of this review
Clear your Skin with Curology + GIVEAWAY
I have suffered with acne ever since I first went on birth control in 2007. I was 17 and before that had maybe 20 pimples in my entire lifetime, but it came with a vengeance just a couple months after I started the birth control. NOTHING I did after that cleared it up. I saw dermatologists, I tried proactiv, I tried multiple face washes and masks and other products. I changed routines a hundred times and nothing. Absolutely NOTHING. I avoided my family, I avoided pictures, I avoided going anywhere because of my acne. It was debilitating and made me feel worthless and very self conscious. 

But then I found Curology. For some reason I KNEW this would be different. I contacted them and I was SO happy they agreed to a review (although I was going to purchase it anyway since it's incredibly affordable). 

You see, Curology is different. It's all online, but you speak to a practitioner and they figure out the best formula for your skin. You take a quiz, it asks about your skin problems, skin type, areas of concern, how many pimples, and medical history. They really try and get to know you, then you upload photos of your current face, no makeup and in a naturally lit area so they can best determine your needs. 

Clear your Skin with Curology + GIVEAWAY

Clear your Skin with Curology + GIVEAWAY

LipSense by SeneGence Review & Giveaway

I received a sample from SeneGence: Leah Messer for the sole purpose of this review
If you're anything like me, you've seen or heard about LipSense by SeneGence. I was excited to try this Liquid Lip Color as I've only seen/heard WONDERFUL things about it. But was nervous due to the cost at first. But after trying it, I'm HOOKED and already own 3 different shades with plans to purchase more in the near future!

I received a LipSense Collection which includes a Color (Aussie Rose), Gloss and an Oops Remover. I received these from the wonderful Leah Messer.

Besides sending the Collection, she sent me samples of their Parfums as well as an instruction card and business card.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Limeapple 2 Day Sale AND New Spring Gift Packs

I received a sample from Limeapple for the sole purpose of this review
Limeapple 2 day sale 5/19-5/20 on these Boutique Spring Gift Packs

We have worked together with Limeapple before and we really love their quality of clothing for tween girls! Limeapple offers sizes 4-14 and are the perfect adorable, functional clothes your little girls need in their wardrobe. 

We have been very pleased with our previous Limeapple items, so when they asked if I wanted to try out their NEW Boutique Spring Gift Pack, I quickly obliged.  We settled on the Bluebell set and my daughter was so excited when it arrived. 
Limeapple 2 day sale 5/19-5/20 on these Boutique Spring Gift Packs

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PINCHme Sample Tuesday

I received a premium box from PINCHme for the sole purpose of this review

TODAY is the newest PINCHme Sample Day, you can go to the site, fill out your profile and get FREE samples, no credit required and FREE shipping on all orders!! Head to the site and get your samples now. 

I received a PREMIUM box, which includes past and present samples, so this is not everything on the site, but this was my unboxing I did yesterday! SOME of these items are included in this sample Tuesday!

Personal Care + Beauty: 
1. Gillette Cool Wave Clear Gel 0.5 oz.
2. Sensodyne® Deep Clean
3. Vagisil Odor Block Wash
4. Shea Moisture Fragrance-Free Sensitive Skin Body Lotion

Food and Health: 
1. Corazonas® HEARTBAR™ Oatmeal Squares
2. Hidden Valley® Simply Ranch Classic Ranch
3. Pure Leaf Home Brewed Teas
4. Sundown Naturals B12 500mcg Gummies
5. Unisom® SleepGels®

Home & Pets: 
1. Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller
2. Muse Infused РNatural Pat̩ Recipes
3. Purina ONE® SmartBlend® True Instinct Grain-Free Formula
4. Purina® Puppy Chow® Natural Puppy Kit
5. TEMPTATIONS™ Jumbo Stuff Cat Treats

Head here and get PINCHing
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from PINCHme in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to PINCHme for allowing me to review this product