When the clocks go back at the end of October around three million people in the UK will begin our annual battle with the ‘winter blues’, but did you know there is actually a medical condition known as SAD that is the reason you feel worse over winter.
Light- the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible but is that all it is useful for? The answer is no, light at various frequencies and wavelengths has various uses. For this article, we will be focusing on low level light therapy (LLLT). LLLT can regrow hair, heal wounds, manage chronic pain, and even rejuvenate skin, yet it remains unfamiliar to many.
You’re now probably wondering what is LLLT, what can it be used for, and more importantly does it actually work? Here’s everything you need to know about how and why LLLT works, what it’s used for.
You have probably heard of aromatherapy but do you really know what it is or how it can help? Aromatherapy is the use of organic compounds that can combined to help improve your mental state and mood. The organic compounds that are used for aromatherapy are called essential oils and are made from the different parts of plants from the bark to the leaves making it a completely natural therapy.
Celebrities like Kate Hudson and Kourtney Kardashian have been spotted wearing light therapy masks, crediting them with giving them glowing, blemish-free complexions. Just how does this revolutionary skincare treatment work? Find out how it can help your skin below -and how you can save hundreds by doing LED light therapy at home.
While you’re spring cleaning your house, why not take a look at your skin care routine as well? Most of us are guilty of ignoring the use-by dates on your skin care products, but they’re important! Moisturisers and face washes should be thrown away after around 6 months to a year; after this they will lose their effectiveness and harbour nasty bacteria! After you’ve purged your out of date products, why not take the opportunity to add some new life to your routine? These skin care tips will help you lose that dull winter skin and enter spring looking glowing and full of life!
Is it a good idea to try bright light therapy for dementia? An increasing number of studies suggest that special lights can be an effective way to ease symptoms like sundowning. Light is already recommended for conditions like Seasonal Affective Disorder and new evidence suggests it can be used for dementia sleep problems. We’ve put together a guide on how to deal with sundowning. What causes it, ways you can stop it from happening and how to do sundowning light therapy at home.
Most people start feeling a bit glum as the days get shorter. Summer never seems to last for long enough, particularly in this country. But there’s a lot more at stake than your social life and your tan when the sun disappears! Our bodies need vitamin D to function but the UK is rarely ever sunny enough for us to get a healthy amount. This can cause a huge variety of health problems, from depression to broken bones! Read on to find out how to make sure you avoid sunlight deficiency this winter…
You’ve probably heard about mindfulness by now – it’s been growing in popularity for a few years through mobile apps like Headspace and a whole host of self-help books and anti-stress colouring books. It’s based on meditation and involves learning to be conscious of the world around you, de-clutter your mind and focus on the present instead of getting distracted by worries and anxiety.
If you find yourself feeling low every year when autumn and winter come, you may have heard about something called ‘light therapy’. This can treat conditions like ‘winter blues’ and is done using special SAD lighting that replicates the effect that the sun has on your body.
The Monday of the last full week of January has, since 2005, been declared ‘Blue Monday’. Scientific studies have claimed that a combination of bad weather, post-Christmas debt and a loss of motivation to stick to New Year’s resolutions makes us feel particularly down in the dumps on this day.