Now that the Indian summer-like weather is coming to a close, it’s time to focus on some really great skincare to get you through the upcoming winter doldrums. And we have the perfect recommendations for you to extend or bring back that summer “glow.”
Created by NASA for plant growth experimentation in outer space, light-emitting diodes or LED technology, according to Pubmed.gov “show promise for delivering light deep into tissues of the body to promote wound healing and human tissue growth.”
After the amazing discovery in the late 60’s, the technology was slowly adopted by top skincare doctors and estheticians worldwide over the next few decades. And now, it’s made it’s way into the at-home skincare market.
Using wavelenghts from the red light spectrum, Silk’n Face FX’s Anti-Aging device delivers an impressive combination of heat and light energy deep into the skin, boosting collagen production while reducing periorbital wrinkles and pores; the results – plumper, younger looking skin.
Blue light helps fight acne
“I was surprised at the results,” says our over 40 model. Within a few days my skin was glowing as if I had spent hours and hundreds of dollars at a fancy spa. I noticed a reduction in certain wrinkles around my eyes and my pores actually got smaller.”
Unlike tanning beds and laser treatments, there is no thermal damage or burning of the skin. It’s virtually painless, and the company even manufactures a blue light device for those prone to mild-to-moderate acne breakouts – called Silk’n Blue.
Silk’n Blue’s blue light therapy device helped eliminate acne flare ups and reduced the recovery period after a breakout occurred on both our male and female models. The blue wavelengths stimulate production of anti-radicals that destroy p. acnes bacterium therefore reducing chances for inflammation.
Infrared light rejuvenates the skin
For those who are a bit more experienced with the nuances of at-home therapy versus professional skincare, there’s Dr. Glassman’s FDA approved Skinclinical Reverse Anti-Aging Light Therapy device with the highest energy output equal to the energy output of LED devices used in professional settings.
The device retails for a bit more but it emits red and infrared light in a medical grade intensity like those used in a medical practice. With these devices in your skincare regimen, not only will you beat the winter blues – you’ll always be ready for your closeup. Can you see the light?
Photo Highlights: President Obama Chicago Farewell Speech
President Barack Obama makes his final farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago. Arriving at O'hare airport on Airforce One Tuesday, early evening was First Lady Michelle Obama, daughter Malia and Vice President Joe Biden along with wife, Jill Biden.
Making a final journey as the 44th President of the United States, expressways and local South Side streets were cleared as traffic stood at a complete when the 20-vehicle caravan made its way to Valois Restaurant in Hyde Park. There, President Obama conducted a one-on-one interview with NBC anchorman, Lester Holt before proceeding to give his farewell speech at McCormick Place.
Nearly 20,000 attendees packed the nearly standing-room only space in the East wing of the McCormick Place as VIP attendees sat upfront to hang onto the President's every word. There were various groups that traveled from far and near to be a part of history including celebrity sightings from Sharon Stone to Empire's Jussie Smollett--local and state dignitaries. Opening up the ceremony was a special performance by Hip hop/R&B singer, BJ the Chicago Kid showcasing belting out the national anthem is a smart blue suit.
Once President Obama hit the stage, the electric energy of emotions ran throughout the audience. At times, the crowd's applause was so loud that it impossible to hear him but there were moments that silence rippled throughout the venue--knowing this would be his last time addressing his hometown as Chief of Staff.
In his signature style of class, poise and honor--he addressed the various strides that he and his administration has made over the last eight years in protecting America's democracy. His emotions got the best of him when he addressed his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia who sat in the front row along with Vice President Joe Biden, wife Jill and his mother-in-law--Marian Shields Robinson.
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad.”</span></p>
<p class="p1">After the speech, the Obama family took time out to walk along the barricades, greeting and shaking hands with supporters and friends. The scene was definitely historic and we knew it was the end of an era of class that will not be duplicated in the White House for a very long time.</p>
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