I’m hardly the only one spending time this way. Celebrities like Paris Hilton and January Jones are fans of LED masks (with Jones opting for a substantially pricier version from Déesse). As are top aestheticians Sophie Pavitt and Melanie Grant (who uses the even more expensive Dermalux Mask). Could this thing actually improve my skin?
Light-emitting diode, or LED, masks “may stimulate collagen and elastin production, reduce skin inflammation and help kill bacteria contributing to acne,” says Monica Li, a board-certified dermatologist at City Medical Aesthetics Center in Vancouver. “But that depends on their wavelength.”
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SKIN FEELING OILY, PARCHED OR STRESSED? CONSIDER AN ACID TRIP
When it comes to skin care, knowledge is power, and we’re all getting smarter. “Since the pandemic, people are actively seeking information through online tutorials and master classes,” says Patricia Clare, a Vancouver-based national trainer for NeoStrata, an anti-aging skincare line. “They’re really trying to put it together. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.” Knowing that different results come from different ingredients is part of the journey toward building a skin-care routine that works for you, and that means getting more familiar with acid ingredients.
We Tried It: A PRICEY AT-HOME LED FACE MASK
For three minutes every evening, I lie on my couch with an absolutely terrifying mask placed over my just-cleansed face while red and blue lights allegedly work their magic to give me line-free, blemish-free skin. The mask is the latest innovation from Dr. Dennis Gross, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon known for his at-home peeling masks. The DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro is an LED mask that uses red light to boost collagen and reduce fine lines, and blue light to kill bacteria to help heal and prevent future breakouts and redness.
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This September, as we cautiously ease out of a year-and-a-half-long pandemic, we’re heading back into a school year that’s unlike any other. School has changed. We’ve changed too.
IS THERE EVEN SUCH A THING AS A HEALTHY BREAKFAST CEREAL?
HOW THE PANDEMIC HELPED ME OPEN UP ABOUT MY PARKINSON'S
Recently, my family and I ventured north of our home in Ajax, Ont., to the Bruce Peninsula to go hiking at Greig’s Caves.
Eat More - MEDJOOL DATES
You always remember your first good date. One nibble, and you’re courted by a deep caramel flavour, soft texture and delightfully sweet taste. For me, it was love at first bite.
AT YOUR LEISURE
WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR FREE TIME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. HERE’S WHY HAVING A HOBBY IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH - AND HOW TO FIND ONE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
We Tried It AN ACUPUNCTURE FACIAL
As a beauty writer, I’m invited to try all sorts of new treatments. But I also get a bunch of inspiration through Instagram scrolling—and that’s where I found my latest task. French influencer Mathilde Lacombe posted a filter-free self ie highlighting her ridiculously smooth forehead, which she claimed wasn’t the result of Botox. Instead, she said her ironed-out guise was thanks to cosmetic acupuncture.