Imagine this scenario: you’ve just bought the banish kit and although you’ve read the instructions at least 5 times, you can’t help but be a little intimidated by the needles staring back at you. You go back and fourth, gaining and losing the courage to use it, with so many questions lingering in the back of your mind you wonder if you’re ever going to utilize it!
Believe me when I tell you, you’re not alone! I was terrified to use my banisher the first time: was it going to hurt? Would it leave marks? Am I sure this is safe to do at home? Will the results be permanent? Is it sanitary? If you’re experiencing any of these same concerns, don’t worry this articles gotchu covered.
what is the banisher?
The Banisher is a natural way to fade the appearance of acne scars. It uses tiny (.05 mm) titanium needles to gently puncture the skin. These needles create micro wounds that are unseeable to the human eye, allowing for better product absorption and faster scar healing power. With each use, the Banisher will stimulate collagen production, overtime creating new skin tissue and filling in older scars.
why the banish oil?
The Banish oil, formally called the Vitamin C Serum, was originally created by Banisher founder Daisy in her own kitchen. The Banish oil is armed with vitamin C, a nutrient that helps your skin to create collagen and elastin. Vitamin C is also great at slowing down the body’s aging process to protect your skin.
The Banish oil also contains Ferulic acid, a powerful antioxidant that is found in the cell walls of fruit like apples and oranges, it helps to stabilize the vitamin C allowing for a longer shelf life. Vitamin E is another super strong antioxidant found in everyday foods. When vitamin E is applied topically or taken internally it helps to effectively reduce acne and scars.
how to use the banish kit?
It may seem overwhelming but using the starter kit is super easy! Just follow these 5 steps:
Sanitize: Before you do anything, make sure you sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. Place the Banisher in the cleaning container and allow it to soak in rubbing alcohol for 15-20 minutes. You want to use any rubbing alcohol that is above a 70% ratio to reach optimal sanitization.
Wash up: While the Banisher is prepping, make sure your face is completely clean! Remove all makeup, cleanse, and rinse. You’ll want a completely bare face when using the Banisher so that you aren’t spreading around any bacteria or germs.
Roll it, Roll it: After both the Banisher and your face are completely sanitized you can get to work! You may want to rinse the rubbing alcohol off the Banisher before use if you have sensitive skin, just use a bit of cold water under you sink faucet and wala (it will still be sanitized). To use the Banisher, roll the tool across your face horizontally, vertically and diagonally 4-5 times. It may help to separate your face into four sections, forehead, right cheek, left cheek, and chin and work on one section at a time. You will feel a slight tingling sensation and your face may turn red, don’t worry! This is normal!
Apply Banish Oil: Once you are completely finished rolling, apply a few drops of the Banish oil to the skin with clean hands. A little bit goes a long way! You will feel a slight tingly sensation, reminiscent of a sunburn. Again, completely normal and means the ingredients are working their magic, after a few minutes this feeling will go away. Redness in the skin should subside after a few hours, I typically use the Banisher at night before bed and my skin is calm by the time I wake up.
Resanitize: You’ve just rolled needles all over your skin and if you’re planning on reusing the tool- you’ll need to re sanitize. Over time dead skin cells can collect within the needles and they become dull with use. For this reason, it is recommended to replace the Banisher every 4-6 uses. To re-sanitize soak the Banisher in rubbing alcohol for about 10 minutes, allow it to air dry on a paper towel at a location away from dirt and debris. After about 30 minutes it should be completely dry, and you can store the Banisher in its original case!
As you can see, the Banish kit is super simple to use! Still, with every new beauty technique, tool, and product, there can be some hesitance. Here are some other common questions about the Banish kit answered:
Does it Hurt?
This depends on your pain tolerance. However, most would say that using the Banisher does not hurt, you will feel a sensation but it’s definitely not unbearable. To make matters easier you can always numb your face first by icing it with the pore smasher!
Will it Leave Marks?
No! It creates tiny micro wounds but you cannot see them to the human eye.
Are the Results Permanent?
Yes! With each use you’ll experience better and better results! It causes a stimulation in collagen production- using your bodies own resources to heal from the inside out.
Can I use Banish Products on Accutane?
Yes and no. It is not recommended to use the Banisher or pumpkin enzyme mask while on Accutane because your skin is more thin, however using the activated charcoal mask and the Banish oil is okay. After 5 – 6 months post Accutane you can begin using the Banisher.
Can I use Banish While Pregnant?
Yes! Banish is completely natural and safe for pregnant mommas!
How Long Does it Take to See Results?
You will see results overnight! As soon as you wake up, you will be able to tell an immediate difference in your skin; it will appear plumper and have a more even skin tone. Every person is different but for me to see noticeable results where I could tell my scars were fading, it took about 3 months!
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Kali Kushner, known as the Instagram alias myfacestory, is a natural beauty advocate in the greater Cincinnati area who is passionate about using organic skincare and holistic remedies to heal acne from the inside out. Her dedication lies in her own chronic acne struggles as she continues to restore herself while helping those around her.