The Clarisonic Skincare Brush is an oscillating brush that you use both day and night to help slough off dead skin cells on the top layer of skin to get down to the pores. You can use it in or out of the shower with any non-abrasive facial cleanser. The benefits are that you can clean deeper, clarifying your skin to its fullest, which in turn makes skin appear more radiant and youthful. Furthermore, by cleansing down to the pores and removing any superfluous dead skin, it makes it easier for your skin care products to do their job. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines over time.
This product can be a great addition to your home facial routine. However, it has been said to cause some irritation to sensitive skin in certain individuals. Also, keep in mind that the brush should be replaced every three to four months, an extra cost that you might want to factor into the overall long term price of the product.
Zeno Zit Zapper
The Zeno Acne Clearing Device is an FDA approved handheld device that used heat to treat pimples. Use it as soon as a pimple pops up by applying it to the affected area for two and a half minutes. Treat periodically throughout the day and within 24 hours, the zit will be zapped. Since it's so small, you can take it with you anywhere. Ideal for people who need to have clear skin in a jiffy, no questions asked. The only problem that most users complain about is the price.
Acne Sun Lamps
Acne affects millions of people of all different ages. Acne can appear in adolescence due to hormonal changes and it can appear in adults frequently due to stress, pregnancy, or just changes in the skin. Acne can be embarrassing and damaging to confidence, and many of the treatments involve prescription antibiotics or anti-bacterial face creams, which leaves those of us who do not wish to use prescription drugs feeling helpless. There is an alternative that requires 15 minutes a day that may show a 76% reduction in acne over a period of 12 weeks. The treatment is controversial, but blue and red light acne treatment lamps may be an effective way of reducing acne.
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* The blue light penetrates the skin and kills the bacteria responsible for causing break outs
* The red light facilitates healing.
* Most lamps work in conjunction with negative ionizer to purify the air and relieve stress, which is a factor in many break outs.
* The acne lamps work in most mild to moderate cases and have shown no side-effects, which are common with most prescription drugs. In fact, acne lamps are not for tanning and some models do not emit UV-rays at all. Acne lamps should not be confused with sun lamps, which are for tanning and do not get at the root of acne problems, the bacteria. Sun lamps may seem to improve skin, but the results are not solving the problem just masking it.
Panasonic Pore Cleanser
The Panasonic Pore Cleanser is the new alternative to pore strips. The claim is that it will effectively remove blackheads and whiteheads because the device literally sucks out the dirt and oil that clogs up pores and turns them black. Another benefit to this products is that it supposedly helps improve skin's firmness. Nonetheless, reviews on this product have left much to be desired. Many have claimed that it doesn't work, yet leaves the skin red and inflamed. Since the majority of the reviews have been quite negative, it makes many a customer doubt whether it's all a lot of hype and not the miracle device it claims to be.