Derma Rolling for Beard Growth: A Certified Trichologist Walks You Through His Routine
Derma rolling, also called micro-needling, is a technique that creates tiny punctures across the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process. Many people love it as part of their skincare routine, but what you might not know is that derma rolling is also great for hair growth. Even beard growth!
As a certified trichologist, I’ve included microneedling in my routine for years. I’ve tested it in combination with different products, even going so far as to develop my own line. And in this blog post, I’m breaking it all down. If you’re ready to enjoy a healthier, fuller beard, just keep on reading.
What You’ll Need
- Liquid dish soap
- 70% isopropyl alcohol
- Derma roller, 0.5 mm titanium needles
- MY Wash
- MY Beard Conditioner
MY Beard Activation Routine
Step 1: Disinfect your derma roller with alcohol
Because microneedling essentially creates micro-injuries to your skin, it’s so important to properly disinfect your derma roller — before and after every use. Simply place your derma roller into a cup filled with isopropyl alcohol (at least 70%), give it a quick roll at the bottom of the cup, and let it soak for 30 seconds.
Step 2: Gently wash your skin and beard
Make sure the area is clean and ready to go. Use MY Wash to remove dirt, grime, and oil — anything that might get between your skin and derma rolling tool. MY Wash properly removes all these things, without drying out your hair and skin. This step also prevents bacteria transfer and infection.
Step 3: Prep your skin and beard with moisture
Next, take a bit of MY Beard Conditioner to improve moisture retention and boost softness and shine. Note that this is a rinse conditioner (not a leave-in), so leave it in for only 3-5 minutes before you wash it out.
Step 4: Use your derma roller
Take your freshly disinfected derma roller, and using vertical strokes, gently roll it across your beard area ten times. Repeat horizontally and diagonally, each ten times. Rinse your face with warm water.
Step 5: Clean and sanitize your derma roller
After each use, clean your dermaroller in a cup filled with lukewarm water and liquid dish soap. Roll it a few times at the bottom of the cup, then leave it to soak for 30 seconds. Rinse it under running water, let it dry, and soak it in isopropyl alcohol for another 30 seconds.
You’re all set! Repeat this process 1-2 times a week, being careful not to overdo it. Just like working out, you need “rest” days — time for the tissue to regenerate and heal. Leave a comment down below and let us know what you think!
I normally color my beard-that being said-how will these product affect my skin/beard care routine?
I just had a quick question. How do you incorporate this routine with your regular beard routine? Being that after you derma roll your beard, you should not get any oils in the area.