I'm a sucker for things that promise to make my skin 'glow'. Whether it's makeup, skincare, or yoga, if it promises to make me look 'lit-from-within' or 'luminous', chances are, I'm going to try it.
So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Omnilux. A high-tech form of light therapy, Omnilux promises to (safely and non-invasively) make your skin look younger, plumper, and decidedly more 'glowy'. Omnilux uses an infrared light (the opposite of UV) to rejuvenate the skin and help repair problem areas. Sold!
If you haven't tried this wonder-treatment, chances are you've at least heard of it – its popularity is growing by the day, and with the increasing number of celebrity advocates, it's not fading away anytime soon.
What to expect:
Goggles are placed on your eyes and a light is turned on. Be prepared – it's bright! So bright, in fact, that I think I muttered a shocked expletive or two when it was switched on. But, thankfully, your eyes adjust really quickly and you're left with a nice warm feeling and a yellowish haze behind your eyes. That doesn't sound great, I know, but, trust me, it's perfectly pleasant. Lie there for 20 minutes or so and you're done! Easy peasy.
I left my treatment feeling refreshed, and my skin was noticeably more plump and dewy. A definite winner!
Keen to give your skin some love? Here are my picks for getting your glow on:
The Brow and Skin Studio | Ashgrove
Ashgrove's Brow and Skin Stuido offer Omnilux as well as a host of other results-driven skin care treatments (and killer eyebrow shaping to boot!). Have their talented team turn back the clock with an LED treatment (one of the most effective Omnilux treatments in Brisbane), then let them loose on your brows, for an instant makeover.
Where: 469 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove
Contact: 07 3366 0002
Outshine Beauty | Fortitude Valley & West End
One of our faves - head to one of this top-notch beauty salon's two locations to try out their 'light therapy', which can be purchased as a one-off or pack of 10 treatments. The complimentary foot massage is an added bonus!
Where: Shop 3, Centro on James, James Street in Fortitude Valley OR Shop 3, The Market Complex, 69 Boundary Street in West End
Contact: 07 3252 2882 OR 07 3846 0062
Inspiring Beauty | Toowong
Tucked away in a quiet Toowong street, the team at this cosy salon and day spa are pros and have all your skin care needs covered. Have a coffee at the Corner Store Café afterwards to show off your shiny happy mug.
Where: 137a Sylvan Road in Toowong
Contact: 07 3870 5222
Aqua Boutique Beauty Salon | Teneriffe
Loved by the locals, the team at Aqua beauty salon in Teneriffe are big Omnilux fans, and it's the perfect place for some well-deserved me-time.
Where: 29/53 Vernon Terrace in Teneriffe
Contact: 07 3252 9555