Check out the brand new therapy that reduces wrinkles and even boosts energy levels
4 September 2014
For years, it was the medical world’s best kept secret to reducing wrinkles and boosting energy levels, and now blue light therapy is set to go mainstream with a host of new gadgets and treatments capitalising on its fix-all wonders.
Research has shown that just 10 to 20 minutes of blue light exposure per day is enough to stimulate the production of serotonin, which lifts the mood and leaves you feeling alert and motivated.
Better yet, blue light therapy has powerful anti-bacterial properties that decongest and purify the skin, helping to normalise oil production, deep cleanse clogged pores and even reverse the visible signs of ageing. Katherine Jenkins, our fabulous w&h cover star, swears by it.
So shine a blue light on your problem with these top at-home light therapy treatments…
Favoured by the likes of Geri Halliwell and Katherine Jenkins, Tria's at-home device is the market leader when it comes to blue light therapy. It penetrates deep within skin to eliminate bacteria without causing irritation. Although pricey, the Tria Skin is a great investment to ensure clear, youthful skin.
For years, clients have been turning to the Lustre Clinic in Scotland in their quest for a flawless looking complexion. Now, after much research, the clinic has released its very own DIY blue light treatment that targets localised blemishes and can be worn as it works, so you won't have to waste time waiting for the treatment to finish.
Compact and portable, the Philips Go Lite provides a much-needed burst of energy on dreary autumn mornings. Generating the same kind of clear, blue light we associate with sunny, summer days, simply set it up on your bed side table or near your make up table as you prepare for work, and start to feel human again without having to down a cup of coffee.
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The red and blue light in combination offers enhanced benefits and is clinically proven to be one of the most effective treatments for inflammatory acne and scarring currently available. It has been proven to improve acne, gently purify without irritation and normalise unbalanced skin.
Briffa is one of many advocates testifying to the benefits of blue light energy and its mood boosting impact. In his bible to motivation, A Great Day At The Office, he explains how blue light encourages the production of the brain chemical serotonin, which is central to beating the lethargy, low mood and even increased carb cravings caused by a lack of sunlight - something we Brits are particularly prone to. It even helps the body produce Vitamin D, which is essential to promoting calcium absorption.