Watch: How to Use a Derma-Roller to Erase Eye Bags, Plump Wrinkles, and More

Victoria Hoff

As a beauty editor, I operate by the MO that I'll try just about anything at least once. More telling, however, are the products and procedures I return to after that trial run. Two years ago, I opted to try derma-rolling on a lark; if nothing else, "I voluntarily rolled tiny needles into my face" seemed like a good story to tell (or write). All this time later, it's a weekly habit, and still one of the best things that ever happened to my skin. I've watched my under-eye bags disappear, I've plumped my lips, and, overall, my complexion has never been so consistently even or bright.

Since I've already extolled the benefits of derma-rolling several times over on Byrdie, suffice to say that it's one of my more poorly kept secrets. But in my opinion, it would only be a disservice to keep such an effective at-home treatment on the DL. Micro-needling boosts collagen production, fills in fine lines, and even increases product absorption up to 90%no fancy ultrasonic infuser required. It's affordable and easy to boot. And just to bust a common myth for the umpteenth time: No, it's not painful. 

Watch our video tutorial below to learn how to use a derma-roller at home.

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