The “Magic Wand” is a hand-held blue light device from Klima Health Solutions. It treats acne blemishes with a combination of deep heat and a specific wave length blue light.
According to the manufacturers you will see “visible blemish clearing in one hour.” They also claim that “within 24 hours, the Magic Wand eliminates or significantly reduces 90 percent of blemishes. Even for stubborn acne, the magic wand will shorten the healing time by more than half.”
The trouble with most products that treat break-outs is that they over-dry delicate, already-stressed skin. Avène Cleanance Mask helps oily skin look fresh and clear without over-drying it. It contains Avène thermal spring water to soothe skin, botanicals to help regulate skin, zinc to purify, salicylic acid to exfoliate, and kaolin clay to absorb oil and impurities.
Acne plagues women of all ages. It is soul-destroying to have your face break out before an occasion or a big business meeting. And it doesn’t help that acne is one of the hardest diseases treat. What’s a blemished beauty to do?
KB: The difference lies primarily between the components of each. Glycolic acid is found in sugar cane and is a member of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid group. Fruit enzyme peels may contain AHA acids but are also composed of antioxidants and vitamins along with an enzyme which increases the chemical reaction taking place.
KB: There are many different enzymes used in facials. Many enzymes are derived from various fruits. Similar to the benefits fruits have when they are eaten, they benefit our skin in the same way when applied topically. Some fruit enzymes contain a high level of antioxidants in them. For example, the blueberry. When used on the face, the antioxidants can prevent free radicals from entering the skin. The grape has long been associated with reversing the age process and keeping skin look young.
KB:A back facial is essentially the same as a regular facial. It is often an area of the skin that is problem-prone, but neglected due to its limited accessibility. Often backs can have a problem with clogged pores due to sweating during exercise. And there can be a lot of sun damage on the back, too.
DD: What skin conditions can facials improve?
KB: Facials can solve or help a variety of skin problems. Facials aid drastically in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Through chemicals and extractions, acne skin can be balanced and the pores can be unclogged. Facials also aid in the removal of blackheads and millia (small closed white-headed bumps) through the softening of the skin and careful extraction.
DD: How do you know if you are getting a good facial with a qualified professional?
KB: There are several signs that can indicate a bad facial. You may even spot signs before the treatment starts. Make sure the environment is clean and the instruments used in the facial are not lying out, but in alcohol or some other sanitary container. Always ask to see the esthetician’s license if it is not displayed. It is also useful to ask the esthetician how many hours in school it took him/her to become licensed. The state of Georgia requires a minimum of 1,000 hours whereas neighboring states only require 200 hours. Yikes!
According to Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. Darlings, there are few greater fans than me of Anita Loos, who penned that priceless piece of American lore — or Marilyn Monroe, who made it her anthem. However, I propose that one of a girl’s best friends may be her dermatologist.