News and health reports constantly tell us to stay out of the sun while also emphasizing that catching a few rays is healthy for you because it gives you a boost of Vitamin D. What if there were a way to harness the positive qualities of sunlight and do away with the rest? NASA scientists did just that when they developed a light therapy system to help promote the healing of astronauts’ skin in zero-gravity conditions. However, you don’t need to be in outer space to take advantage of this newer technology, thanks to products such as the Baby Quasar.
Light therapy involves exposing the skin a specific spectrum of light. Some common light spectrums include UVA and UVB. Nail tech at salons use UV lights to cure acrylic and gel manicures, while horticulturalists use special lighting in greenhouses to help plants grow. Those who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) often use special lighting in their homes to help stave off feelings of depression. With repeated use, specific spectrums of light can also help heal your skin and improve its condition without the need to use harsh chemicals, injections or abrasives.
When light therapy was first introduced for skin care needs, you could only take advantage of it by scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist. Scientists then created the Baby Quasar, which is a light therapy system that you can use in the comfort of your own home, without a prescription. The Baby Quasar has two different colors of LED lights to help improve your skin: red and blue.
Red for anti-aging. The light in the Red Baby Quasar stimulates the circulation and flow of blood in your skin, helping to keep (or restore) its youthful appearance. You can also use it over sore muscles, injured joints and scars. The red light helps ease inflammation, heal acne scars, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade dark spots and restore your skin’s collagen production.
Blue for healing acne. The Blue Baby Quasar is perfect for teens and adults who still suffer from acne problems. The blue LED lights treat acne vulgaris, reduce acne-related inflammation and effectively kill the P. acnes bacteria, which causes blemishes.
The light therapy systems from Baby Quasar are safe for all skin types and require no downtime. To learn more about the benefits of light therapy and how it can help ease your skin care concerns, talk to a dermatologist.
You don’t have to dress like a leprechaun’s twin sister to show your Irish spirit. A splash of green on your fingers from your friends at Deborah Lippman or butter LONDON is all you need to make a fashion-forward statement and avoid the dreaded St. Patrick’s Day pinching. This year, our two favorite nail gurus offer a wide selection of rich, on-trend green lacquers for one of the year’s biggest party nights:
Don’t Tell Mama. Announced as Kelly Rippa’s favorite stocking stuffer, “Don’t Tell Mama” from Deborah Lippman is a dark evergreen polish with a hint of sophisticated glimmer. The color is like a mood ring, straddling the line between the dark green shade that means you’re happy and the blue color that means you’re in love.
Across the Universe. With this Deborah Lippman polish, you’ll look like you’re holding Irish stars in your hands. “Across the Universe” is packed with chunky, bright, metallic blue and green glitter, along with specks of sheer navy sparkles. Use this color on an accent nail or to create a French tip with “Don’t Tell Mama” as the base color.
Erno Laszlo has been helping the world's most beautiful women maintain radiant complexions since 1927. He was literally the very first celebrity dermatologist with beauty icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and more entrusting him to maintain their silver screen skin. He was known for amazing results as well his directness, often refusing to see clients if they stopped following his instructions and always knew because their skin was lying to him! He was also known for his "top secret custom blends" for his best customers and now many years later the brand has gone through their archives and revived these old Hollywood favorites for us to enjoy.
Erno Laszlo skincare is specifically formulated to confront the signs of premature aging and the stress a modern lifestyle can have on your complexion. The brands has 85 years of kept promises behind it as well as the testimonials of so many celebrity devotees, both timeless and current. When you purchase a product from the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection you're taking a piece of Greta, Audrey, Katherine and more along with you. Each of the five new products in the collection have been taken from the archive and updated with the latest skincare technology. With a face behind each product in the range, you'll quickly discover why these Hollywood icons each entrusted their skin to the Erno Laszlo name.