Prepare Your Skin for Back-to-School

Prepare Your Skin for Back-to-School

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As summer comes to an end, and school looms ahead on the horizon, parents and students alike turn their minds to back-to-school preparation. In most cases, that means updating wardrobes — weeding out old styles and adding new clothes and accessories to the mix. Then there’s the obligatory school supplies list – notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, backpacks, and so on. And, of course, students are likely to advocate for a fresh tech, too, from new phones to tablets to laptop computers.

But while stocking up to ensure optimum style, ideal supplies, and top tech, don’t forget the essentials to help your student put their best face forward.


Sunscreen Everyday

Hopefully, all that summertime sun-worshipping came along with liberal use of sunscreen to protect against burns while cultivating that always in-style sun-kissed look.

But the end of summer shouldn’t mean the end of sunscreen. After all, the sun comes up every day, no matter what season it is. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends you wear sunscreen “every day if you will be outside.”

And if you find yourself feeling the sting of sunburn in spite of your best efforts, remember that red light therapy can help reduce the pain of sunburn while helping skin heal and recover more quickly.

Check out the dpl® IIa or Clinical Anti-Aging devices for sunburn relief that just so happens to come with a side of wrinkle-reducing, fine-line-fighting, anti-aging goodness.

Teenager holding reVive Light Therapy Poof to forehead

Attack that Acne

Perhaps the biggest challenge facing teen students when it comes to skincare is acne, which affects up to 85% of adolescents and young adults. And the effects aren’t just physical. While the itching, pain, redness, and swelling are all problems, it’s often the psychological effects of acne that are felt most acutely due to the embarrassment, shame, and diminished self-confidence that students may feel because of their acne.

Fortunately, there are a range of over-the-counter solutions – most containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid — that can help reduce typical acne issues.

If those don’t address the issue, your doctor or dermatologist can often help with stronger prescription medicines.

But one of the most effective ways to treat and prevent acne is actually with blue light therapy – and we can prove it. In as little as 3 minutes per day, at-home blue light therapy devices destroy acne-causing bacteria in the skin, reduce existing acne, and help prevent future flare-ups. And since users often see visible results in just a few days — many after just one treatment – relief comes quickly when it’s needed most.

Perhaps the best thing about blue light therapy devices is that they come in a wide range of sizes and prices to fit any need or budget. From pocket-sized spot-treatment specialist Poof to the larger, handheld Clinical Acne to the full-face coverage of the dpl® IIa (just to name a few), you’re sure to find a device that’s right for you.


Smile Bright

One of the best ways to make a great first impression on that first day of school is with a big bright smile.

Of course, the everyday maintenance our parents and dentists have been preaching about for years are the best ways to get and keep a happy mouth and unforgettable smile, so remember to brush and floss everyday. And maybe swish a little mouthwash once in a while, too.

But did you know that there’s a very special light therapy device that increases the effectiveness of whitening strips and gels, so you can have a brighter, whiter smile in less time than ever before?

And that’s not even its main function. The dpl® Oral Care device does so much more to help you have a healthier, happier mouth, including giving you fresher breath, destroying bad bacteria, relieving oral pain, boosting gum health, and combating gingivitis and cold sores!


Bring on the Books

With all these bases covered, back-to-school time is a little less “blah” and little more “hoorah” – something to look forward to with confidence and excitement about the new year, the new opportunities, and the new friends to be made.

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