To start, I must apologize for going AWOL for so long, but a lot has happened (good and bad. I won’t get into it) and it’s made it difficult to keep up with a lot of the things going on in my life. Family, friends, work and progress with the second book in the Perspective book series were at the top of the priority list. Because of that, the blog posts just didn’t manage to happen.
But I’m back and I’ll start posting regularly again. No, really! Especially since I have great news! Smarter Lights (formerly Light Therapy Options) – the company whose red light therapy and amber light therapy kits I’m using to treat my rosacea symptoms – has asked me if I’d be willing to try out two prototypes they’ve designed for use by people who have rosacea!
In case you’re curious, the products I’m currently using are:
Each prototypes will combine red and amber light therapy in one rosacea product.
The difference between the two prototypes is the balance of red light therapy to amber light therapy (the amount of energy from each range of colour wavelengths…I only somewhat understand it).
I’m flattered that Light Therapy Options is allowing me to take part in this test and I can’t wait to share my progress with you! I’ve asked and made sure that none of the things I want to share are “top-secret” as the company develops its rosacea light therapy product and I’ve been told that I’m allowed to tell you all about it! So I will 🙂
I don’t have the prototype bulbs, yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to take pictures and do some videos, as well. The idea behind the testing is to come up with a final product that will combine red light therapy and amber light therapy into one bulb so that if you want to benefit from both ranges of wavelengths, you only need to get one product, not two. Cool, huh?!
So far, using amber and red light therapy for rosacea is still working great
I have to confess that for two straight weeks, I let the light therapy for my rosacea slide a little bit, so that I was doing it only 3-4 days per week. I could really tell the difference in my skin. This was especially true because I stopped eating carefully, too. But for the last week, I’ve been back to full-scale daily treatments and I’ve started eating more carefully. I’m already seeing the improvements in my complexion.
The rosy cheeks that had been returning are already subsiding. I even had some pimple-like bumps return for the first time since mid-summer and they too are on their way out. I predict that by the end of this week, I’ll be right back to where I had been before I let my treatments slide. PHEW! That’ll teach me to get lazy with my treatment, though!
What to wear to help minimize rosacea redness
Something else that I discovered that has been interesting over the last few weeks is that colour plays another important role in rosacea symptoms, aside from light therapy. The colour you wear can help to accentuate or hide the redness on your face!
In case you’re interested in my findings, please check out this little video I made to compare the way different colours cause rosacea redness to stand out.
Which colours do you think were most flattering/least flattering in terms of showing rosacea symptoms? Please feel welcome to share your opinion in the comments, below.
So, I guess that’s it for now. I fully intend to get back into regular blogging and I’ll be certain to do an unboxing with regular updates when the new rosacea light therapy prototype arrives. I’m very excited about checking that out and starting to use it.
Full disclosure: I’m not being paid to talk about or test the rosacea light therapy prototype. It’s being sent to me for free, so that I can test it out, record my results, and provide my honest feedback to Light Therapy Options. Any opinions I share about it on this blog will be – as they have always been – perfectly honest. I’ll tell you what I like about it but I will also tell you what I don’t like about it. Just wanted to make sure you know that nothing has changed 🙂