The Healing Power of Light

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Phototherapy, the practice of using the power of light for healing, is often seen as a modern development, but it actually has a very long history. Ancient cultures were well aware of the health bringing aspects of sunshine, and Indian medical literature from 1500 BC describes combining herbs with natural sunlight to treat non-pigmented skin.

It was close to the turn of the twentieth century that artificial light sources were first developed for phototherapy, by physician Niels Finsen. He treated the painful skin condition Lupus vulgaris with his machine, and was awarded a Nobel prize for his work in 1903. Since then, light therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions; aside from the skin, it can also affect mood, with phototherapy now a common treatment for sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, which causes symptoms of depressions during the winter months.

However, just as Finsen used his first machine to treat skin conditions, modern phototherapy has made great strides in the treatment of skin conditions like psoriasis and acne. Blue light therapy has been successfully used for almost forty years to treat acne, and with modern developments it’s now possible to get portable phototherapy machines like the Lustre Pure Light for home use.

The Lustre Pure Light uses the blue part of the light spectrum to target the P.acnes bacteria which are associated with acne spots and inflammations, showing effective results from just one hour’s use per day. Used along with your existing treatment regime, it can make a great difference surprisingly quickly, as this testimonial video shows.

 

 
Because the Lustre is small, portable and rechargeable, it won’t get in the way and you’ll be able to carry on with a range of everyday activities whilst treating your acne, making it something that is very easy to incorporate into your daily beauty regime. The light used is not in the UV part of the spectrum, so there’s no risk of UV damage or unwanted side effects.

 

Here at Skinstation we are happy to be able to offer the Lustre Pure Light acne treatment to our customers, with a free Clenziderm foaming face cleanser included with every purchase. We also sell Lustre Pure Light additional adhesive strips, with one pack providing enough for a month’s use.

Latest update: 04/08/2015
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