Here are some great new products and ideas to make your skin look great.
LED Light Therapy
LED lights have been making waves among beauty enthusiasts. Scientists have been studying the effects of various colored LED lights on the skin, and have found a connection between the color red LED light and the fibroblasts that are in our skin cells. It is shown that this light can cause an increase in collagen production from the fibroblasts, which can help improve skin elasticity and appearance. The same red light is found to improve the symptoms of acne and rosacea and increases blood circulation (which can improve healing as well as make cells appear younger).
Blue LED lights help to target acne bacteria, specifically, and the purple light made by combining blue and red is potentially useful in making skin metabolism cause changes in certain proteins, which can lead to decreased appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and acne.
As a bonus, these lights seem to interact with the eyes to help improve sleep, mood, and memory. How cool is that?
Probiotic Spray or Cream
As scientists focus on the skin Microbiome or the skin’s natural flora, which consists of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, it is becoming clear that just like our gut flora, our skin’s flora is a positive force that needs nurturing. Skin Microbiome can produce healthy, blemish-free skin with some basic support and nurturing of the bacteria and other microorganisms that lie on the skin’s surface – or, at least, that’s what people who support probiotic sprays and creams for the skin say. Products such as ao+ mist are an easy way to support skin flora health.
These products claim to even the playing field for all ages, making skincare about taking care of your flora, so your flora takes care of you. By using one or two products to maintain skin flora health, you can stop buying dozens of other products that treat specific problems – all of which can theoretically be remedied by a strong skin flora at the baseline.
This plant-based antioxidant is being widely used in skincare products for its anti-aging benefits and ability to fight free radicals. It is gaining popularity for fighting age spots, wrinkles, and more.
Hedge Apple Extract
Maclura Pomifera is a strange-looking fruit that grows along the hedgerows of midwestern farms all over Iowa, Illinois, and other midwestern states. Not really edible, they are unusual looking and have been used as a conversation piece in floral arrangements. Old-timers collect them and put them in the corners of old farmhouses to chase away spiders and mice. Also called the “Osage Apple”, “Horse Apples” and even “Monkey Balls” this fruit has recently come into its own as a skincare ingredient that is both sought after and valued by skincare aficionados.
After one enterprising farmer decided to extract the oils from this common but inedible fruit for use in skincare, high-end skincare companies have started using the extract in skin preparations. After it was found that the lowly hedge apple possesses antimicrobial and antifungal properties, it was further found that the extract was great for eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. The ability to moisturize skin is considered phenomenal among people in the know, who develop moisturizers. Its healing properties for the skin, hair, and nails are wonderful.
Cysteamine For Dark Spots
If you suffer from age spots or splotchy skin, there is an antioxidant out there that can help the body limit the production of melanin. Cysteamine has been making waves by minimizing discoloration and dark spots effectively, even on the lips or underarms.