Can I Use Rosemary Oil After Derma Rolling? Incorporating Herbal Remedies Into Your Microneedling Routine

WrittenbyLuat Duong
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Dermarolling has become a popular skin needling treatment for issues like scarring, wrinkles and stretch marks. By creating micro-injuries, dermarolling stimulates collagen and elastin production for skin rejuvenation. After dermarolling, it's important to hydrate and soothe the skin. Many wonder if rosemary essential oil can be safely applied post-dermarolling to boost these healing effects.

Can I use rosemary oil after Dermarolling?

Yes, rosemary essential oil can be used after dermarolling to further enhance skin healing and reduce inflammation. Its antibacterial and antioxidant properties make it soothing for needled skin, and its ability to increase blood flow also helps deliver nutrients to support new collagen formation.

Benefits of rosemary oil for post-dermarolling skin

Some key benefits of topically applying rosemary essential oil after a dermarolling treatment include:

  • Anti-inflammatory effects - Soothes redness and irritation from micro-injuries.
  • Antibacterial properties - Protects skin from infection through needle punctures.
  • Antioxidant content - Shields skin from free radical damage during wound repair.
  • Increased blood circulation - Aids delivery of oxygen/nutrients for collagen production.
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis - Promotes cell turnover and new tissue development.

These properties make rosemary oil an excellent complementary ingredient to enhance dermarolling's regenerative results.

How and when to apply rosemary oil

For optimal use after dermarolling, follow these guidelines:

  1. Cleanse and pat skin dry post-dermarolling before application.
  2. Massage 2-3 drops of 100% pure rosemary oil into treatment areas.
  3. Apply within 30 minutes after dermarolling while skin is still open.
  4. Reapply once or twice daily as desired while healing.
  5. Continue use for 1-2 weeks or until irritation subsides.

Its penetrating compounds work effectively on freshly stimulated skin for faster recovery.

Understanding potential skin sensitivity

Some notes on rosemary oil use for sensitive skin post-dermarolling:

  • Perform a patch test initially as essential oils can potentially cause irritation.
  • Start with more dilute carrier oil blends if skin is prone to redness or burning.
  • Avoid extractions from roots/seeds which contain higher irritant concentrations.
  • Discontinue use if any discomfort arises and soothe with aloe or hydrocortisone instead.

When applied judiciously, rosemary oil's soothing properties typically outweigh potential risks for most individuals.

Other tips for rosemary oil application

To ensure safe, effective pairing with dermarolling:

  • Only use 100% pure, unadulterated extracts for therapeutic compounds.
  • Don't apply to open wounds or broken skin areas.
  • Avoid leaving residue on skin by massaging it in fully each use.
  • Discontinue use 2 weeks before prolonged sun exposure is planned.
  • Store oil bottles upright, away from heat/light for optimal compound retention.

Adhering to dilution and usage precautions maximizes rosemary oil's benefits post-needling.

Alternatives if rosemary oil irritates skin

If an individual finds their skin is sensitive to rosemary oil after dermarolling, alternative oils to consider include:

  • Aloe vera gel - Soothes, moisturizes and reduces inflammation.
  • Calendula oil - Also anti-inflammatory and infections without stinging.
  • Chamomile oil - Gentle, antibacterial oil for sensitive regions.
  • Tea tree oil - Potent antimicrobial blends well with water or carrier oils.
  • Vitamin E oil - Powerful antioxidant emollient to aid healing.

Tuning applications to individual tolerances ensures the calming benefits of essential oils post-dermarolling.

In summary

When introduced carefully to freshly microneedled skin, aromatic rosemary oil provides antioxidant, antibacterial and circulatory support complementary to dermarolling's effects. For most individuals, its soothing properties minimize irritation from skin trauma. Careful dilution and monitoring skin sensitivity allows many to safely leverage its skin-optimizing advantages as part of a regimen targeting younger, plumper looking skin.

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Luat Duong

Luat Duong is a Copenhagen-based writer and content strategist specializing in hair loss and health. His work has been featured in MyHealthGuide, The Right Hairstyles, and Woman's Era. He is a graduate of Vaasa University. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.