This might be the craziest thing I’ve done…

in the name of happy, healthy and hot research.

And I do some crazy shit…like oil pulling, jade rolling, and dry brushing.

So what’s my latest craze?

Oh, it just involves rolling titanium needles over my face.

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This guy talked me into it!

I’m using the Alitura Derma Roller.  Which is said to boost collagen production, promote healing and cell regeneration, and reduce the signs of aging.  So hell yeah, sign me up!

I have to admit, I was a little freaked out about it.

But after talking to Andy Hnilo, the founder of Alitura Naturals, I decided to give it a shot. 

And it wasn’t bad.  You use the derma roller on perfectly clean skin…Andy recommends wiping your face down with ACV first.  Apply gentle pressure with the roller, and roll in different directions…horizontally, vertically and diagonally.  I would describe the feeling as tingly, but definitely not painful in any way.  

After rolling, you cleanse with ACV again, and then apply your favorite topical treatment.  Andy recommends the Alitura Clay mask, which is pretty amazing.  I’ll have to do a full post just on the mask.  Because you know I like to keep things short and sweet.

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dynamic duo…the derma roller and clay mask

You will notice some mild redness after the treatment, which is completely normal. Derma rolling deliberately creates some temporary inflammation, which stimulates collagen synthesis and cell regeneration.

This is not something you do every day….once a week is awesome, and is what I have been doing.

Here’s what I have noticed:  

My skin tone looks more even.

It feels a little firmer (taking collagen peptides every day has really helped with that also).

After the complete treatment of derma roller and mask my skin has a glow that lasts a few days.

Listen, I’m not a dermatologist.  Or an esthetician.  I’m just a girl who wants to look and feel her best and is always up for an adventure.  Even if that adventure involves titanium needles!  I’m telling you about the results I have seen after only three uses.  Can’t wait to see how this works over the long term.

Here is a video taken after I had tried the derma roller one time, at Paleo f(x).  As you can see, I’m enthusiastic!

Derma Roller one minute review

Oh, and this is a huge bargain compared to any type of spa treatment.  The derma roller retails for $29 and is good for 7-10 uses.  Replace it after that so the needles stay really sharp.

It comes in three needle sizes…start with the littlest and work your way up!

In my opinion, getting plenty of collagen in your daily diet is only going to make this work better, so I’ve linked to my favorite collagen products below.

So, can the Alitura Derma Roller help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Hell yeah!  

You will be happy giving yourself a spa quality treatment in your own home.  The derma roller keeps your skin healthy by stimulating collagen growth and cell rejuvenation.  And with that firm, healthy and glowing skin…you’ll be hot for sure!

Thanks for reading, and I’d love to hear if you try the derma roller…I am hooked!


Alitura Derma Roller and Clay Mask

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides…this is what I blend into my coffee

Primal Kitchen …love the Collagen Fuel shake, and all of the bars with collagen

Bulletproof Store …the shortbread collagen bars and bites are great, have not tried their collagen powder yet but have heard good things







4 thoughts on “This might be the craziest thing I’ve done…

  1. I’ve done this too! its awesome. i had a few days of really scaly skin and then good results. put a good serum on top after you have it done! xo

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  2. Hi Elizabeth.

    I was curious about this and about collagen powder, as I’ve heard that after 55 your body doesn’t produce collagen any more. I don’t want to invest in this expense if it doesn’t work at my age, 62. Do you have information regarding this? I’d love to get rid of a lot of wrinkled skin. As a letter carrier for 24 years, my skin took beating.
    Thank you for your blog and your Instagram posts. I appreciate your information.

    Thank you,


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  3. Hey Mary…thanks for checking in! I have never heard that we stop making collagen at a certain age, but it definitely slows down as we get older. I started taking collagen in my late 40’s, and noticed a difference in the firmness of my skin after a month or two. I wish I knew about the derma roller back then. I think two months would be a fair amount of time to try out both. A derma roller is good for about 10 uses, which is a little over two months. And I would try collagen for at least two months. For fine lines I would also recommend using a good facial oil…Alpine Pure Oil from Telluride Glow is awesome, and one bottle lasts for ages if you are just using it on your face. Let me know if you have any other questions Mary!


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