How to get rid of acne with blue light therapy

Get Flawless: How Blue Light Therapy Kills Acne-Causing Bacteria

You got one right before a big date. You got two on your wedding day. You got more than you could count before an important job interview. Acne—the skin condition that seems to be as easy to cure as the common cold. You always seem to wake up to a big and painful pimple the day that you need to put your best face forward. Be glad to know you aren’t alone: 85% of men and women ages 12-24 experience at least some form of acne.

The ruckus going on beneath your skin before you see visible acne starts weeks in advance. It all starts with a clogged pore—your dead skin cells mix with oil, and trap the nasty bacteria inside. Oil production plays a significant role in acne. If you are stressed or triggering increased hormonal activity, your glands will kick your oil production into overdrive.

Bacteria loves to hang around inside of clogged pores and feed on your skin’s oil. Once the bacteria start feeding on the oil, it multiplies, causing the infamous swelling and redness that we see at the start of a pimple. The bacteria continue to chow down on the oil, releasing inflammatory grime that your red and white blood cells detect as an attack. Those cells will go to battle on this “infection” and cause even more redness and swelling to occur. And that’s how a pimple is born!

Now we raise the question: How do you get rid of acne? Now that we’ve learned that bacteria and dead skin cells are the culprits causing these tiny nightmares, you’ll be glad to know that blue light therapy combined with expertly formulated acne skincare can banish acne for good.

Tria Positively Clear Skincare Duo

What does blue light therapy do?

Tria’s FDA-cleared Positively Clear Acne Clearing Blue Light uses a high-energy light source to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne by penetrating deep into your pores to kill the nasty bacteria. Even people with sensitive skin can use it! It only takes about five minutes daily to create and maintain flawless, pimple-free skin.

What does the acne skincare do?

The Positively Clear Foam Cleanser is your first step to clearing away oil, makeup, and other impurities, and prepares your face for the blue light device. A partner to the foam cleanser is the Positively Clear Spot Treatment. Just in case something pops up unexpectedly, the spot treatment will cool and calm down the irritated pimples while sleeping or on-the-go.

It’s a relief to know that the technology exists to help us tackle our biggest skincare concerns.

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Cividini Runway NYFW Spring 2019

6 Pretty Spring Beauty and Hair Trends For 2019

Spring is definitely in the air! We busted out our spring survival gear this past weekend: ponytail holders, light moisturizers, and packed our purse with sheer glossy lip shades. With all the excitement that spring brings to us year after year, we get the giddiest over switching our beauty looks from winter chill out to spring garden party!

Behold our curated list of six spring beauty and hair trends straight from the 2019 spring and summer runways. Proceed reading with a bit of caution: it is hard to choose a favorite!

Cividini Runway NYFW Spring 2019
Cividini Runway NYFW Spring 2019 (Image: imaxtree)

Electric Eyes

One of the looks we’re loving is adding a pop of spring flavor to your eye look with just a swipe of a bright eyeliner shade. The spring/summer runways proved that neon eye makeup is inevitable for 2019. Seen at Christian Siriano, Cividini, and Byblos ready-to-wear fashion shows, the neon trend is easy to wear with your everyday attire.

How to wear the trend: Create a winged eyeliner look, or draw the color in your waterline. It is up to you to create something that falls within your beauty comfort zone!

Our recommendation: Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils at Sephora.com

Badgley Mischka Spring NYFW Spring 2019
Badgley Mischka NYFW Spring 2019 (Image: imaxtree)

Go For The Gloss

Glossy and luminous skin appears youthful and dabbing a soft sheer wash of pink color on the eyes, cheeks, and lips will take your look to the next level of ageless. Pink color around the eyes is not for everyone because it may make you appear ill, but we encourage you to give it a shot this season!

How to wear the trend: If your skin is already oily, you may want to skip the skin gloss and go for a fine shimmery sheer powder highlighter instead (Moonplay’s Vow is a good one). This look is quick to apply–just dab a glossy pink lip balm on the lips and cheeks (try Becca’s Beach Tint in Dragonfruit) with your fingers (eyes optional). For extra skin gloss, lightly dab a gloss made specifically for the face (we like the Catrice Dewy Wet Look Stick) on the areas where you want to dew it up!

Giorgio Armani NYFW Spring 2019
Giorgio Armani NYFW Spring 2019 (Image: imaxtree)

A Plum Pair

Plum is one of those shades that look great on nearly every skin tone, and it looks on-trend every season. What makes this beauty trend a bit different is that it pairs glossy plum lips with a plum eye look–monochromatic and chic. This look was spotted on Armani’s Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW runway and we’re ready to try it this weekend!

How to wear the trend: Pick a plum eyeshadow shade that suits you, whether you love matte or shimmery, there is a match out there for you (try the Viseart Theory IV Amethyst Palette). Swipe it sheer all over the top lid and smoke it out in your lash line if you dare! Apply even coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes. Go for a glossy plum lip shade for spring–the Armani Ecstacy Lacquer Liquid Lipstick in #602 Vertigo feels divine on the lips and looks oh-so-classy.

Silver hair trend spring 2019
@lorealparis Colorista Campaign

Silver Linings

Is it just us, or is the silver hair trend too good to call it quits? There are so many ways to try this trend–some more expensive than others. L’Oreal has created products for its Colorista line that makes at-home temporary color very easy to do! Before committing to your stylist’s bleach, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Hair Color Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary Hair Color, which are both one-day, wash out products.

Baby blonde hair highlights spring 2019
Instagram/@laurenlewiss_

Baby Blonde Highlights

Adding just a touch of blonde highlights to your natural hair is one way to amp up your beach babe factor. To get the look, your hairdresser will place very fine blonde highlights around the face and part of the hair, with the highlights becoming gradually more prominent at the tips of the hair. Get inspired to plan your baby highlights on Pinterest.

Blush and bold pink hair trend spring 2019
Photo: instagram/nosebleedsaresexy

Blushing Pink

If you are willing to allow unique color into your hair, you will love the blush pink hair color trend! Nobody does blush pink hair like Guy Tang, and we wish he could do our own hair. Since we can’t have him at the moment, we can achieve this at a local salon with Tang’s product line. Pass this link along to your stylist who can pick Guy Tang’s #myidentity products online.

If you try any of these beautiful spring trends, we want to see your pics! Tag us at #triabeauty for a chance to get a #repost!

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