New skincare obsession: At-home lasers for clear skin
Posted Sep 12 2010 10:03pm
I’m all about the at-home lasers right now: I brought the ANSR LED device with me to DC/New York and have been using it daily for the past two weeks.
You might already know about LED (light emitting diode) devices, but if not, here’s a two-second primer: they work by producing light that your skin absorbs and which is converted into energy by your cells, setting off a chain reaction of scientific goodness resulting in a prettier, better behaved complexion.
Red light penetrates the skin deeply and helps to stimulate collagen; meanwhile, blue light kills bacteria and fights acne. Some devices, like the new Zeno Heat Treat, also use targeted heat to kill bacteria and help clear skin.
At last night’s Cocktails and Couture beauty blogger meetup at Ted Gibson Salon, the gift bags included a Zeno Heat Treat, which I’ve already used twice today (after also using the ANSR)–I’m addicted!
So far, so good. My skin had been going through a rough spell in late August, probably brought on by too many late nights celebrating my birthday. I also ran out of my beloved Cor Silver Soap, which is antibacterial and helps keep the ol’ complexion smooth and zit-free. (Never fear, though–also received a new Cor in yesterday’s gift bag!) But after starting my ANSR regimen 2 weeks ago, my skin has been dramatically improved and looks much glowier after my twice-daily 10 minute sessions.
If you’ve been intrigued yourself by these devices, I recommend them enthusiastically. They’re more expensive than buying a little tube of Clean and Clear Persagel (my old standby), but the results justify the price.