As some of you may know, I have big issues with my skin. It can be dry, oily or fairly normal depending on the day. Plus, I’ve had moderate acne for over a decade. So, I’m always on the lookout for something that actually works to improve the condition of my skin and bring a bit of balance.
I first saw the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask on one of Caroline Hirons’ videos.
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.
I’ve said it before but, as much as I do love Christmas, I’m not one for getting into it until December. But, now that it’s here, I’m all fairy lights and gift-shopping.
I’m on a bit of a gift guide roll here on the blog. You might have seen my other two guides but, just in case you haven’t, I’ve linked them here:
21 gift ideas for the awesome feminist in your life (in collaboration with Laura Reflected)
Today’s gift guide is all about gifts you might consider for that person in your life who is into hygge, or self-care, or maybe you think they deserve a little break now and then, and want to buy a gift to help with that.