The 5 Best Serums to Use Before and After Derma-Rolling

Kaitlyn McLintock

Whether you call it derma-rolling or micro-needling, the practice is to skincare as coffee is to a weekday: It may not be necessary for survival, but it sure helps. Just ask Byrdie's news editor, Victoria Hoff, who swears by the power of this spiky skincare tool—it banished her dark circles and under-eye bags, two skincare woes that are pesky at best and daunting at worst. Watch her video tutorial for how to use a derma-roller below!

Focusing on skincare over makeup to address dark circles and other issues is something we're all trying to do right now. A few months ago, I purchased my first derma-roller to witness the majesty firsthand. Amazingly, it didn't stop at the under-eye circles—it also targeted dark spots, acne scars, and tired skin. Needless to say, I'm now a loyal devotee.

Learning how to use a derma-roller is the first step, and to go with it, you also need a serum. Using a derma-roller increases product absorption by up to 90%, making your favourite skincare products even more effective than normal. But what serum should you choose? Whether your issue is general ageing, hyperpigmentation, dryness, or dullness, there's a serum out there to fix it. Keep scrolling to find the best serum to use with your derma-roller!

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned veteran, next up, read one editor's ultimate guide to derma-rolling. It has everything you need to know!

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