Disclaimer: We’re not doctors. This isn’t medical advice and shouldn’t be used as such. If you’re experiencing feelings of depression and/or suicide, contact your doctor or local mental health resources immediately for help.
You close your eyes but can’t drift off. Stepping out of bed each morning feels like an Olympic sport, and you can’t help snapping at your partner as they munch on their cornflakes—do they always make so much noise? Your caffeine addiction keeps your local café in business, but you still find it hard to muster the energy to complete the simplest tasks.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a psychological condition that leads to feelings of depression during specific seasons. As the days begin to shorten, the gloom sets in. You want to do everything you can to stay happy when you’re coming and going to work in the dark.
If you have a hard time falling asleep and start to feel down as winter creeps in, you’re not alone. Natural remedies like LED mask therapy and CBD ELIXIR™ could help you weather the winter blues.
LED products have been shown to promote a positive mood due to increased serotonin production. LED and non-psychoactive CBD oil can also help you sleep better, while CBD also helps calm your mind.
What’s Seasonal Affective Disorder?
As the name suggests, SAD affects people during a specific season, usually winter. If you have SAD, you’ve probably experienced feeling depressed in winter, finding it hard to sleep, having low energy throughout the day, and are generally lacking motivation. For some, it may begin in Autumn and last well into Spring—that’s a long time to feel sluggish and depressed.
If you think you could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, your first step should always be to consult your doctor. If you’re looking for natural ways to lighten your mood through the winter months, LED therapy and CBD could help.
Let in the Light
No one wants to spend half their life feeling completely emotionally drained. There are natural ways to boost your happiness levels, reduce stress, improve sleep—and literally get more light in your life.
LED Mask Therapy
Most people love using our Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D.™ masks as a non-invasive way to firm and smooth skin, reduces wrinkles, rosacea, pores and other common skin concerns. There’s nothing like seeing a brighter, tighter face reflected in the mirror to put a spring in your step. And with a dedicated mask for your hands, face, or neck and décolleté, you can treat all the places on your body that are prone to early ageing.
But there’s a secondary benefit that isn’t as well known. Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. also offers a boost to serotonin (a natural mood stabiliser) no matter where you use it on your body.
Just say you’re using the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. NECK & DÉCOLLETÉ to reduce sun-induced pigmentation and redness. You’ll receive the same mood-improving benefits as when using the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. FACE to reduce wrinkles.
LED Light Therapy Anytime, Anywhere
Our LED light therapy range can all be used daily for a calming 10 minutes anytime, anywhere. The masks are fully portable, light-weight and flexible, unlike many of the cumbersome hard models, making it a joy to use.
LED is great all year round. But it could be particularly beneficial to your mood during the winter, or if you live somewhere that gets little sunlight. If you’ve been going for weeks on end without a visible glowing orb in the sky, you could be amazed at the difference a little extra serotonin can do.
Imagine how different life would be if you moved about feeling refreshed, rather than dragging your body through the day and mind through the fog.
Light Therapy for Sleep
Sleep is vital for optimal mental health and energy levels. The symptoms of SAD may make you feel like you’re living in Catch-22. If you could get more sleep, you’d feel better. If you felt better, you could get more sleep!
You can use the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. mask to help lull you into a restful sleep. It’s incredibly relaxing. And don’t worry if you drift off with your mask on as it automatically switches off after 10 minutes.
You deserve beautiful skin, better sleep, more energy, and to feel less stressed—365 days of the year.
Light Therapy with Microneedling
Microneedling and light therapy work synergistically together. That means the healing power of LED wavelengths can improve the results of microneedling. For this reason, many Authorised Treatment Providers offer both therapies together. The calming effect of LED is also a wonderful way to complete a procedure as the patient can enjoy 10 minutes of relaxing downtime before they step back into the hustle and bustle of their day.
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L.E.D. Loves LUMAFUSE
The LUMAFUSE HYDROGEL FACE SHEET MASK™ was designed to slip under the L.E.D. mask. It helps the light penetrate deeper, delivering the abundance of anti-ageing actives from LUMAFUSE HYDROGEL at the same time.
It’s the ultimate power couple for complete radiance—and it feels good too.
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CBD for Sleep
CBD ELIXIR is a great option when you need a little extra help nodding off. The non-psychoactive blend (it won’t get you high because there’s no THC) is often used by DermapenWorld Authorised Treatment Providers directly on the skin before microneedling to calm the skin, but it can also be taken sublingually (under the tongue).
Whether you take a drop under your tongue or massage it on your face using the SSS MASSAGE ROLLER™, you’ll enjoy the relaxing, calming effect both ways. Massage has long been known for its de-stressing effect, which is why we love applying the CBD ELIXIR in this way. It complements your evening wind-down routine for one of those dreamy deep nights of sleep you can’t help telling people about the next day.
Get Help if You Need It
If you feel like there’s a black cloud permanently hanging over your head, or you’re experiencing depressive/suicidal thoughts seek immediate medical help from your doctor or mental health provider. The information in this article is not medical advice and shouldn’t be treated as such.
Incorporating natural stress-relievers such as CBD oil or LED light therapy into your routine is a great way to uplift your mood as seasons change. It’s your time to glow on the inside and out.
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