I Tried At-Home Micro-Needling, and It Completely Changed My Skin

I’ve never been the most experienced tool-wielder or early adopter of devices when it comes to beauty. I’m a hair girl and a product junkie through and through (skin, eyes, and lips, amen), but the category of at-home devices mostly just scares me. I’m lazy and like things to be simple, so doing something beyond applying product—something, say, that requires batteries or comes with complicated instructions—strikes me as complicated and aggressive.

Essentially, I would be the last candidate to get on board with at-home micro-needling. But that changed when a straightforward kit landed on my desk with enticing promises of the skin changes I desperately seek, and I was compelled to try it. It seemed easy, fun, and intriguing: just roll it over your skin like a paint roller and boom—collagen-plumped skin. I did not expect the results to be the most visible, tangible improvement my skin has seen in over three years after one use. Keep scrolling for my story.