Lumie Clear Light Beats Male Acne
High testosterone could be fuelling your acne as could other triggers such as stress and genetics but there is a high-tech answer. Visible blue light at specific wavelengths has been found to destroy the P. acnes bacteria that causes acne and red light promotes the healing process by soothing the skin.
Many specialist dermatologists use light therapy in their clinics, but an effective home-based therapy is also available. Lumie Clear is a hand-held device that uses a unique combination of LEDs; emitting blue light at ~415nm and red light at ~660nm to maximise effectiveness.
It was designed by Lumie with a team of medical and dermatological experts, including Dr Chu of Hammersmith Hospital following his published research which showed that all patients saw a 76% improvement in their skin within 12 weeks of daily use of blue and red light therapy and significant improvement in skin condition in less time than other light combinations or Benzoyl peroxide.
Your skin is protected by an oily substance called sebum that’s produced in follicles deep in your skin. Too much sebum blocks the pores, which can then become infected by a bacteria, called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), which consumes the sebum and dead cells. The P. acnes secrete an enzyme to add digestion. This enzyme can destabilise the pore’s wall, causing it to rupture and leak fluid into the skin, which your immune system then responds to with inflammation and a painful bump under the skin.
The good news is that P.acnes can be killed by light, specifically visible blue light, which doesn’t harm the rest of the skin. The bacteria produces a tiny, light-reactive molecule called porphyrin in large amounts and this absorbs the blue light and converts it to heat energy, ultimately destroying the bacteria. The red light soothes the inflammation.
For those suffering severe acne on the face shaving can be an incredibly painful (and bloody) experience. Applying a non-comedogenic oil (comedogenicity is the degree to which an ingredient may clog your pores) to damp skin prior to shaving can help the razor glide over skin and offer more protection.
All the over-the-counter prescription treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics have side-effects – and it is also not advised to drink while on oral antibiotics.
Lumie Clear has no side-effects, can be used alongside other treatments, although GP advice is recommended, and Lumie offer a 45-day no-quibble, money back guarantee, if you order directly from them. The device comes with a 2 year guarantee and is priced at £149.00
It may sound futuristic, but you can fight your acne by showing it the light.
About Lumie: www.lumie.com
Lumie is a British company, based in Cambridge, with over 20 years’ experience in light therapy technology.
Lumie’s product range is the broadest in Europe and includes bodyclocks, SAD and energy lights. Their first product was the Bodyclock dawn stimulator – an alarm that wakes you up with increasing levels of light – and the world’s first wake-up light, which brought light therapy into the mainstream. Lumie strive to develop new and effective light therapy products, such as treating acne with Lumie Clear.
Working closely with the scientific community all of Lumie’s products are based on published research and are medical devices, certified to the Medical Devices Directive (EC93/42) and supplied to the NHS. To guarantee accuracy and consistency distance and brightness levels (lux) are independently verified and Lumie is registered with the government’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Lumie products are sold in many UK high street retailers and department stores, including Boots, and they are available through distributors in Europe and North America.
For further information on Lumie Clear, to learn how you can take part in Lumie’s See the Difference Challenge and be in with the chance to win a prize draw visit: http://www.lumieclearskin.co.uk/