Can I Wear Makeup After Derma Roller? Tips and Guide

Having flawless skin is everyone’s dream. To achieve this, people opt for skin treatments. Derma rolling (Micro-needling) is one of those skin treatments. I have also undergone this procedure and received the question from my fellows. Can I Wear Makeup After Derma Roller?

Derma rolling or micro needling is a skin treatment. It is for acne, scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. The procedure is done by needles of different sizes injected into the skin. These needles create channels in the skin to boost skin rejuvenation and improve the appearance of the skin.

In this article, I will discuss the complete guide to wearing makeup after derma roller, its DOs, and DON’Ts.

Can I wear makeup after using a Dermaroller?

My go-to skin treatment for improving my skin is Derma rolling. For the first time, the makeup application after the procedure was a little bit challenging for me. My skin was all red and swollen after the treatment. I followed my skincare religiously so that my skin could heal completely. After 2 to 3 days, I applied makeup on my face.

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How Soon Can I Wear Makeup after Derma Rolling?

Makeup application after the treatment depends on the skin type and the size of the needles used. The more gentle needles are used, the less time it will take the skin to heal, and one can apply the makeup.

After my second derma rolling session, I applied makeup 24 hours after the treatment. I was very gentle with the makeup application this time. I recommend giving your skin some time to settle down before applying makeup.

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Tip: I apply mineral makeup made up of organic minerals free from any chemicals, dyes, and fragrances after undergoing a skin treatment so that my skin retains its actual healing. 

What Happens if you Put makeup on after Microneedling?

Micro-needling is done to maintain healthy skin. Applying makeup readily after the treatments can lead to skin irritation, bacterial infections, and acne breakouts. Mostly, makeup is made up of synthetic ingredients which may be harmful to our skin when applied after any skin treatment.

What to Do After using a Dermaroller?

My skin catches redness and swells up after the derma rolling. I always follow a good skincare routine after undergoing treatment to achieve the best treatment results. I have formulated a list of DOs after using a derma roller:-

  • I ensure my hands are clean and dry whenever I apply something to my face.
  • I always apply sunscreen to heal my skin. 
  • Treating my skin with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid that soothe my skin. 


Aloe vera has soothing, moisturizing, and cooling properties that heal skin sunburns, redness, and itchiness.

Hyaluronic acid provides hydration to the skin.


  • After skin treatment, I always apply aloe vera extracts on my face. Sheet masks having aloe vera have proven very effective for my skin.
  • I use a hyaluronic acid serum to fight the dryness on my face. 

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What should you Not Do After Dermarolling?

To achieve the best results from any skin treatment, I ensure that I follow aftercare. Here I am discussing the DON’Ts to follow after undergoing any skin procedure.

  • I avoid those activities that cause excessive sweating.
  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol lets the skin heal at its best. 
  • I don’t expose my skin to direct sunlight.
  • I avoid touching my face.
  • Don’t exfoliate your face for some days.
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How Long after Micro-Needling Can I Wash my face?

After micro-needling, I wash my face with lukewarm water for 48 hours. After 2 to 3 days, I use a gentle cleanser on my face. Using my fingertips and circular motions, I messaged the product into my face to get a clean face. You can read in detail about using makeup after needling at Dupesify in our other blog post, Can You Wear Makeup after Microneedling?

Tip: I use the cleanser having no exfoliants in it. I avoid exfoliating my face after micro needling.

How Often Should you Derma Roll?

There is no period fixed for derma rolling. It all depends on the skin condition and achieving the desired results. Also, the needle size matters a lot in this regard. The small needle size requires more often treatment than the long needle size.

How many times can you use a derma roller before Replacing it?

Replacing a derma roller depends on the number of times it is used. I replace my derma roller every 3 to 6 months. If I only use it on my face, it will last for quite a long time.


Derma rolling has proven to be effective for my skin. It has boosted my skin rejuvenation through more collagen production, making it tighter and less elastic. So, Can I Wear Makeup After Derma Roller? Yes, but I wear makeup with great caution and care after undergoing Derma rolling to ensure that my skin feels best.