Life is a miracle. Women break their bodies to give birth to babies. While dads become dads without losing themselves in the process, many women feel as though they no longer recognize themselves after their babies are born.
Pregnancy usually involves gaining a lot of weight. Some women put on no weight at all while others can gain 20-30kgs. Everyone’s pregnancy is different.
Their bellies stretch far to hold the life they are creating and holding, once the baby is born all of a sudden your hormones change. Even if you lose the baby weight you would almost always be left with a lot of loose skin, unless you’re investing into a tummy tuck you can’t get rid of that very easily. Going under the knife isn’t for everyone and not all moms are a fan of the loose skin on their tummy.
This post is for these moms
Recently a YouTuber named Lindy Tsang, a Chinese-Northern Irish beauty guru and vlogger on the channel “bubzbeauty” did an experiment.
She’s had 2 babies so far, each making the skin on her stomach looser as she had really big baby bumps as a result of a condition in her pregnancies.
She used a dermaroller on her stomach once a month and documented her journey over the course of 6 months.
A derma roller is a handheld roller-device with microneedles. The needles range in length from 0.25 mm to 1.5m. You roll the device over the skin to create tiny punctures which trigger skin repair, leading to the creation of new collagen.
Collagen is a bodily protein made up of amino acids, collagen is the part of the connective tissue that helps in firmness, strength, suppleness, and elasticity in the skin.
The short term wounding and tearing of the skin creates collagen, the collagen repairs the skin which results in creating healthier skin than before. Kind of like the effects of weight training on muscles.
The results of the experiment were insane.
She started off with a lot of loose skin and also said that she barely has feeling in the area, comparing it to the skin on your elbow. You can pinch it and not feel anything! She started off with the smallest dermaroller and worked her way up.
She used the rollers with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.
She would roll the dermaroller up, down, sideways and diagonally, pressing a little, never hard enough to draw any blood. She wouldn’t go over the same spot for over 10 times.
Every month there was significant improvement and at the end of the 6 month experiment her stomach doesn’t even look the same! 6 months is almost no time at all!
This wouldn’t just work on the stomach but can also work on your arms, legs or anywhere else that you want to improve!
Although dermarolling is commonly used on the face to heal acne and other scarring, this could revolutionize the way they are used and could offer mothers an inexpensive and easy way to deal with their post baby bodies.
Although in this experiment worked in unison with exercise and probably wouldn’t work the same way if you’re not working hard to build your abdominal muscles back up, it yielded results that would make anyone want to give this a shot.
Whether you’ve had a baby or have simply lost a lot of weight quickly that’s left you with excess skin that you don’t want to deal with, this is something everyone should try as it doesn’t involve going to an aesthetician and the derma rollers aren’t super expensive either you can find them on Daraz for less than Pkr 500! The only thing you should be careful about it keeping the roller clean and disinfected.
Is this something you’d try?
Have you ever used a derma-roller? Let us know how it went!