Clothing that Helps Fight Acne?

Hi Jenn!

Here is the link to the company who sells the acne prevention sun visor, as well as some other skincare products.

http://www.sunacnetreatment.com/index.html

Their info video says their products absorb blue UV rays. Let me know what you think! 🙂

Amy

Amy,

I’ve certainly heard of clothing with sun protection built in. And I highly recommend the use of blue LED Light Therapy for acneic skin. This product seems to combine these two ideas. Here’s what the company has to say about the Blumod system:

  • Blue light interacts with porphyrin from the bacteria and naturally occurring oxygen to produce a singlet oxygen which is lethal to the bacteria – this is an example of Photo-Dynamic Therapy
  • Infrared light is proven and common in skin healing procedures in physician offices and spas.
  • Infrared light causes the hemoglobin in our blood cells to release nitric oxide which is a vasodilator. The dilation provides greater blood flow to damaged skin cells and tissues, resulting in a speedier healing process with damage skin tissues. This damage may be due to aging, or overexposure to the sun’s UV rays.
  • blumöd material offers the benefits of high-end sport fabric in that it is light weight, breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin
  • blumöd material has been shown in three separate clinical trials done in New Zealand/Austrailia, Hong Kong and Canada, to be effective in managing mild to moderate acne.
  • The average dose of sunlight to manage acne is about 2 hours per week in the sun wearing the blumöd products – this exposure will deliver about the same dose of blue light as one would receive in a dermatologist’s office from a light device.

So, is this a hoax or does it work?

From what Ive gathered from their research and testimonials, it appears to work on at least a small level. The Blumod clothing and hats provide the skin with blue light therapy by using sunlight, filtering out unwanted UV rays and allowing infrared light to come through the fabric. The fluorescent fabric itself contains the blue pigments needed to destroy acne bacteria, and it is activated with sunlight. The clothing all contains a UPF sun protection factor of 45.

The downside is that the beneficial color of the clothing will start to fade after about 30 or so washes. At $45-$85 per item of clothing…this could get expensive if you need to re-order multiple times. The UPF 45 will still remain no matter how many times the items are out through the wash – so you could always still wear them as sun protection.

This company also makes yelomod clothing, which they claim helps diminish hyper pigmentation and redness in the skin. Same concept, different color.

Bottom line: These products will certainly not HURT your skin and may help calm breakouts or other unwanted skin conditions. I would suggest that they be used in combination with dietary changes, regular facial treatments and gentle home care products for the best possible results.

If anyone has used these products with any luck, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks for the info Amy!

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2 replies
  1. hse
    hse says:

    Tight nylon and lycra exercise clothing may look good on you but if you are prone to acne you will want to avoid these fabrics.

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