Monday, 27 May 2013

Oxy Clearlight

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you'll know that I like to feature products which help with oily/combination/acne-prone skin. I used to have bad acne when I was in my teens but it has calmed down somewhat since then. I now only get the hormonal cystic spots generally through that time of the month.

I have tried every lotion and potion in the book it seems and nothing seems to work quite right for me. It seems to look brilliant to start with and then my skin almost gets use to the product. It stops working and Helena becomes sad again.

One thing I have never tried is Blue Light Therapy... Until now!

Oxy Clearlight* claims to use the power of Blue Light Therapy to penetrate the skin and attack the spot-causing bacteria. This was one of the huge selling points for me as I felt like I would not be dealing with the issue from the inside out and not plonking another gel onto an ugly lump.

Surely this is harmful to your skin, right? Well actually, this light is completely harmless. It isn't hot or uncomfortable, nor does it make your skin dry or start peeling like some spot treatments may do. Sounds amazing doesn't it?

Here's the little system. The aim of the game is to place the nozzle over the spot you wish to target and then press the grey button. The unit will beep at you to tell you the light has been activated and the grey button will start flashing a green light. You are then ready to rumble. Sit tight whilst it works it's magic. The unit will beep again after 3 minutes when your treatment is up and then it will automatically switch off. It's that easy!

You then need to wipe down the nozzle with some anti-bacterial to prevent any transfer when you use the system again.

I've been using this unit religiously for just under a fortnight now and I can definitely tell a difference in my skin. I simply whack this out as soon as I feel a spot coming up and it will soothe it instantly and often prevent it from coming to the surface.

If the spot has already risen it's ugly head, Oxy Clearlight can still do it's magic. What I do find is that this is no quick fix. It can be a slow process to get rid of a spot using just this. I try to combine the power of Oxy Clearlight with my Simple Zinc Spot Zapper and Skinetica which definitely helps to combat the spot quicker. But if it's at all possible, definitely get this baby on the spot before it's reared it's unwelcome head.

Another thing to note about this is the length of time it takes to use it. 3 minutes per spot!! That's a really long time if you have multiple areas you wish to treat. It can be a real pain waiting for this unit to do it's magic but I do feel that it's worth it on those really stubborn cystic spots.

At £40, it's quite a pricey object. I would definitely recommend it to people that have some money to spend and are looking for a preventative treatment - especially if you suffer from cystic acne as I know how terrible that can be. If you have severe acne I really don't feel like this unit will do much for you. As I explained earlier, it's not a quick fix and it can take a while to get rid of whiteheads.

If you feel like you've tried everything and are at your wits end, I would definitely give Blue Light Therapy a go and see how well it works for you. If you've used this method before, please let me know how you got on in the comments below.

Update: The battery that came with the device only lasted 12 days!!!

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