I first saw the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask on one of Caroline Hirons’ videos.
As someone who has had acne for over a decade, I’m always looking for something that might help clear my skin.
The mask instantly appealed to me because I always prefer non-pharmaceutical interventions if possible.
Plus, this was something I could do at home, with very little effort.
How light therapy works
Distributed across the back of the mask are red and blue lights. The idea is that these work together to treat acne by targeting and killing the Proprionibacterium Acnes bacteria which can cause acne.
Blue light can kill the bacteria, and red light can penetrate the skin more deeply, and help shrink the oil-producing glands.
Even though, so far, I haven’t been totally full of festive cheer, I do love Christmas. I’m really grateful to have happy childhood Christmas memories, too.
Now that I’m an adult, it’s time for me to start my own traditions and create memories in my own way, which is really exciting!
For a bit of inspiration and festivity, I wanted to share some traditions I’m thinking about starting.
I also asked about this on Twitter, and some of my lovely followers kindly shared their traditions, so I’ll absolutely be taking some inspiration from them, too.
You may wonder why I’m asking you that question. There are two reasons.
One is that I am a huge food nerd and I love to talk about it. The other reason is that, according to the WHO, iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in the world.
Iron deficiency can cause anaemia, which affects around 2 billion people (over 30% of the world’s population!), so it’s definitely worth considering whether or not you get enough iron.