The Beauty Desk reviews: EstheClinic’s Urban Skin Remedies will stress-proof your skin
Imagine having to entertain a houseguest, oversee home renovations, renegotiate your rental contract all while working on a project with an impossible deadline, and then having to fly to Bombay for a funeral. Or as I call it October 2017.
Given the stress I was under, the sleepless nights, flights and general exhaustion, I should have looked like a particularly unattractive zombie. Under normal circumstances, my skin would have gone extremely dry, dull, and I’d have broken out. Instead, here I was at a funeral and people were telling me how great my skin looked. That’s because I’d just done four sessions of EstheClinic’s Urban Skin Remedies in September.
The Urban Skin Remedies are a set of treatments that are a combination of IPL (intense pulsed light), LED (light emitting diode) and RF (radio frequency), and are chalked up depending on your needs. Taking into account that I had some congestion, a couple active breakouts and some marks from previous breakouts at the time, and am an ageing skin type, a combination of IPL and LED was chosen for me. I was to do four sessions in all over the span of two weeks.
Let there be light
The first session was for LED photomodulation. My skin was first cleansed, toned and a proprietary serum applied after which eye-protection goggles put on and the LED turned on. Panels containing numerous light emitting diodes are placed right above your face. These expose the skin to a precise sequence of light pulses which our cells have the ability to absorb and use to stimulate increased cell activity – similar to when the cells were new or younger thus rejuvenating the skin.
LED can be used to tackle stretch marks and scars, and even calm acne-prone oily skin depending on the colour of LED light used. It is a much gentler way to stimulate skin than my usual at home peels, acids and retinoids; is completely safe and has no side effects. Also, deeper skin absorbs light better and results are seen quicker.
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