I love to dig into beauty problems and their solutions and post what I find. In my research I’ve come across great information that just doesn’t fit into my blog format. There are new studies on skin care, nutrition and fitness that I think would interest you as much as they did me.
I also have been trying to find a solid way of reviewing and recommending products that compare different options at different prices. Its time-consuming and I only have one face, so a regular weekly or even bi-weekly feature is just not going to happen.
To find a home for this info I decided to publish a free, quarterly No-Nonsense Beauty Newsletter. I was one of the founding editors of the Berkeley Newsletter and I love the format. A newsletter allows me to … Continue Reading… →
I passed the skin sensitivity test for Lightstim LED lights with flying colors. This week I began actually using the device to reduce signs of aging. The instructions for LightStim were super simple:
1. Gently place the LED device against the skin in the area to be treated.
2. Hold the device on that spot for 3 minutes.
3. Repeat again every night for at least six to eight months.
During the treatment period, I can’t use retinoids or exfoliating scrubs. However Clarisonic and LED lights are a great combo so I can continue to use one of my favorite beauty tools. I also need to be extra compulsive about using a sunscreen since these lights can increase suseptibility to the sun.
This FDA approved LED device can be used on all facial wrinkles. But before investing theContinue Reading… →
When I first heard about LED lights I thought it sounded like a plot line from the Sci-Fi Chanel. Turns out that red and blue LED (Light Emiting Diode) lights can actually produce physicial changes in the skin. Studies have shown that the wavelengths of red LED lights apparently activate fibroblasts in the skin, This is very good news because fibroblasts stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin which are essential for smooth firm skin.
Anti-aging LED treatments are offered in spas and doctors offices and need to be used in a series of appointments. This can run into quite a bit of money, so I was delighted when the FDA approved a handheld home LED device. This week I went to the International Beauty Show and stopped at the LightStim … Continue Reading… →
I recently spent two incredible days at a joint conference of the Health and Beauty Association (HBA) Expo and the 2010 Spa and Resort Medical Aesthetics Conference at the Javits Center in New York. I’ve been to many academic programs/ trade shows, and have often been disapointed, but this one really delivered information I could use.
The educational sesions gave me cutting edge developments in anti-aging skin care, all backed up with first class research including:
* Why women of color should not use IPL
* How to use cosmetotextiles to firm and smooth your skin
* Which anti-oxidents really deliver for your skin
* What to look for in a peptide anti-aging moisturizer
The exhibit section was equally interesting, showing home LED tooth whitening, Clarisonic opal eye roller, and the Canfield facial imaging system … Continue Reading… →
It sounds like a missing Outer Limits episode– red and blue lights from a phone that can cure acne, heal wounds and diminish wrinkles. But there is actually good science behind it. Called LED ( Light Emitting Diode) lights, the different colored lights have different skin benefits. The blue lights kill bacteria in the pores which are linked to acne breakkouts; the red lights have been shown to increase natural skin collagen and elastin– thus reducing signs of aging.
If you are lucky enough to have an iphone, you can download these LED lights for less than $2. You simply select the color of light that meets your needs and hold the phone against the skin for two minutes. These LED lights are also used in spa facials, offered by dermatologists, and available in specialized home LED models. Keep in mind that while the wavelength of the LED lights in the iphone are the … Continue Reading… →