This summer we noticed a number of Japanese tourists misting their faces with candy-colored, pocket-sized, devices. On closer inspection, we discovered an array of iphone-sized, personal atomizers, designed to moisturize the skin in fewer than thirty seconds. Using high-frequency vibrations, water is reduced to a micro level, and is emitted as a cool mist that can easily penetrate the skin. While there are several brands (and knock-offs) out there, imiy appears to be the most exclusive import. Endorsed by Japanese pop star, Miki Fujimoto, the imiy also happens to be the most expensive (starter sets run about $275!).
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has long been one of Hollywood’s best-kept beauty secrets. Celebrities swear that their skin is rejuvenated, their energy restored and stress is reduced, and athletes, such as Jason Kidd and Terrell Owens, regularly use HBOT to combat sports injuries. In a hyperbaric chamber (pictured above), the air pressure is raised to up to three times higher than normal air pressure, enabling the lungs to gather nearly three times more pure oxygen than by breathing at normal air pressure. Maya Volk, founder of Global Hyperbaric in Los Angeles, is a specialist in the field. She says, “many studies show how Hyperbaric speeds up healing, boosts your immune system, slows the affects of aging, as well as helping with detox and brain function.” Volk adds, “Hyperbaric can be effective if you have any kind of cosmetic surgery, laser treatments, chemical peels, and injectables.” In fact, top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Novack, is known to include HBOT as part of his post-operative protocol. — Leah Sydney
THE HIDDEN BEAUTY TOOL
If you ever get a shiny face just throw on some hand sanitizer to combat the problem. At least that’s what some beauty experts say to do in a pinch. It has dimethicone, a type of silicone that can take down that shine. You can use this along the hair line, your forehead, T-zone or if you have glistening cleavage. If you want more unusual beauty tips click here.
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