When it comes to skincare, there’s always something new to try. Whether it’s a new cleanser, moisturizer, wrinkle-smoother, or zit-buster, the skin care industry is full of new technology.
Are you looking to boost your skin care routine? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the research, testing, and judging for you. Read on for 3 must-haves to add to your skincare lineup!
LED Light Therapy
Light therapy is an up-and-coming technology in the skincare arena. It utilizes LED light in varying wavelengths to treat common skin care concerns such as acne, inflammation, aging, and more.
Fun fact: LED light therapy technology was originally developed by NASA to help grow plants on space shuttle missions. After discovering that the same light therapy was also effective at wound healing, the skincare industry began to explore its other uses. They discovered it was an effective tool in combating prevalent skin care concerns, too.
Light therapy works by emitting specific wavelengths of red and blue LED lights on your skin. These lights promote your skin’s growth of collagen and tissues in order to smooth and tighten your skin. Over time, light therapy can have dramatic effects on your skin’s appearance. Unlike the sun’s rays, light therapy does not contain any ultraviolet rays and is perfectly safe for your skin.
Originally, light therapy was only available via expensive treatments at an aestheticians office. These days, however, you can utilize light therapy from the comfort of your own home. There are various at-home light therapy masks and wands available on the market. Simply use regularly for several minutes at a time and you should begin to see your skin improve!
By now, it’s common knowledge that sunscreen is an essential part of a daily skincare routine. Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, winter or spring, it’s important to wear sunscreen every single day. While you may be well versed in SPFs and aerosols vs lotions, there’s one thing you may not know about sunscreen: which type of sunscreen to choose.
Sunscreens generally fall into 2 main categories: chemical and physical sunscreens. Most big-name sunscreens available in the drugstore are what’s known as chemical sunscreens. They use chemicals to absorb the sun’s rays into your skin, transform them into heat, and then release them from the surface of your skin.
Chemical sunscreens are certainly effective at protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but did you know that they may do damage, themselves? The dark irony is that many of the fillers contained in chemical sunscreens may, in fact, cause skin damage and even cancer.
Physical sunscreens, on the other hand, utilize natural compounds like minerals in order to create a protective barrier over your skin. Instead of absorbing the sun’s rays, physical sunscreens reflect them away from the surface of your skin. They’re non-toxic and, therefore, significantly safer for your skin.
Here’s one of our favorite things about physical sunscreens: they come in more than just a thick paste that must be slathered into your skin. Because they’re made of minerals, physical sunscreen is available in easy-to-apply forms like mineral powder sunscreen. What’s not to love about that?
Here’s something we can get behind: skincare that works from the inside, out! We all know that probiotics are good for tummy troubles, gut health, and more. But did you know that they’re good for your skin, too?
Probiotic skincare focuses on balancing your skin’s microbiome to improve common skincare problems like acne, rosacea, eczema, and more. They help promote the growth of good bacteria that lives on your skin and maintain your skin’s natural balance.
When used in tandem with a gentle and natural skincare routine, probiotic skincare can work wonders on your skin. Look for products that contain ingredients such as lactobacillus, bifidobacterium, and more.