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Pregnancy acne and wild hormones

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Pregnancy acne and wild hormones

Pregnancy hormones… why aren’t I glowing?! I stumbled across a Mamamia article titled, Pregnancy acne: Why some women get pregnancy acne and exactly how to get rid of it and thought it would be a great topic to expand upon.  Plus, many of our friends have been opening up about their struggles with acne during pregnancy. We always hear about the ‘pregnant glow’ and how this magical time when a little human is growing inside of us is so wonderful. However, in some cases, pregnancy can be confidence-shattering even for the most self-assured woman. Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible...

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LED Mask or handheld device? We shine a light on your LED options.

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LED Mask or handheld device? We shine a light on your LED options.

LED masks are great for scaring the life out of your Uber Eats delivery driver...We came across this article the other day which gives you the low down on the many LED face masks available today.And we've had so many questions about the difference between masks and handheld devices that we thought we'd shine a light (excuse the pun) on the topic for you. And it’s a great question! There are many LED light therapy masks and devices on the market and it can get quite overwhelming trying to decide which one will work best for you.So let's jump into it... what is the difference...

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Are LED and UV light the same?

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Are LED and UV light the same?

No, LED lights do not emit UV. Ultra Violet (UV) light is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Excessive sun exposure also causes sunburn, tanning, hyperpigmentation, DNA damage and eye damage. However, in small doses, UV light is beneficial for for maintaining our Vitamin D levels which is essential for absorbing calcium and promoting bone growth.  UV light travels in wavelengths between 10 and 400nm making it invisible to the naked eye. UV light energy penetrates the epidermis or outer layer of the skin only and overexposure causes severe damage. Whereas, LED light has a wavelength between 400 and...

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How Often and For How Long Do I Need LED Light Therapy?

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How Often and For How Long Do I Need LED Light Therapy?

Like most things, consistency is key. For the best results, treat the targeted area for around 15 minutes each day until you start to see an improvement. Grace and I each have our own personal handheld LED light that we use 4-5 nights a week before going to sleep, depending on our schedule. The reason we use it at night is because we have cleaned our skin and it gives us the opportunity to relax and unwind from our busy day. We spend about 30 minutes working our way around our face, focusing on specific areas of concern and let...

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