COMBATING SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER WITH BEAUTIFECT’S INDUSTRY-LEADING ADVANCED LIGHT TECHNOLOGY
It can sometimes be a challenge to stay upbeat when the clocks hit 5pm, and for one in three people in the UK, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) will hit them at some point in their life. During a time of year when people cannot seem to get rid of the winter blues, most people start to get symptoms for the first time in their 20s or 30s, but children can be affected too. Women are about four times more likely to have SAD than men.
During the darker winter months, artificial light can help to simulate the sunlight that we are lacking. The blast of bright light can help to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder by encouraging our brains to reduce the production of melatonin and increase the production of serotonin, thus boosting our mood.
The Beautifect Box, the ultimate portable dressing table with the best lighting in the industry for makeup is it the perfect beauty tool for organising and applying your daily makeup. The box’s advanced light technology provides a boost of daylight that can help to combat SAD; ensuring you really can look and feel your best from the inside out!
The Beautifect Box consists of an advanced lighting system allowing you to see true to life colours and shades for any occasion. Boasting 5 innovative perfectly simulated lighting environments allowing you to check and perfect your makeup for your specific destination. Ranging from evening light through to bright sun and including the perfect daylight quality lighting with an incredible CRI of 90+, all colour modes are engineered with powerful LED even-glow technology which effectively eliminates shadows and include 3 optimised brightness settings to tailor to your needs.
Everything in The Beautifect Box consists of an advanced lighting system allowing you to see true to life colours and shades for any occasion. has been meticulously designed from the multiple spacious compartments and designated flaps to store and effortlessly organise your essential makeup, as well as a magic hinge to angle and hold the distortion free glass mirror to any angle – what more could you need? This rechargeable and cordless luxury vanity case means you never need to be tied down to one place or one type of lighting to do your makeup ever again. Lasting up to an impressive 4 weeks on a single charge, you will never be without that all important mood boosting daylight.
Founded by Dr Tara Lalvani, a dental surgeon and beauty lover turned entrepreneur, her greatest strength is in combining science with beauty; recognising where the application of technology can successfully intersect with the makeup and skincare industries. It is her drive to create products such as the Beautifect Box that will attend to a huge variety of lifestyles – and deliver benefits to them all – through technology that elevates Beautifect above all the other products in this space.
“Recognising SAD is the first step in understanding that the ‘winter blues’ is a legitimate feeling and statistically this is even more common in women. Even if you do not suffer from SAD the winter can take a major toll mentally. I have found my energy and positivity can wane during the darker months but having access to daylight is a proven mood booster and something I try and enjoy as much as possible. Beautifect’s revolutionary lighting technology actually simulates the perfect daylight quality lighting which means I can start each day with that wondrous bright sunshine and improve my mood no matter what is happening around me.” – Tara Lalvani, Founder of Beautifect
Scientific research suggests that light therapy is one of the most effective methods to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder. Beautifect’s daylight mode is not only great for applying makeup, but it can introduce an alternative to natural daylight which is easily accessible as the days get shorter and the evenings become darker. Introducing things into our daily routine when exposure to natural daylight is limited can help improve the mood and wellbeing of people suffering with SAD. We can’t control the seasons but being mindful of ways in which we can brighten our mood can allow us to feel more in control.
Vikki Parlour, a BACP Psychotherapist from The Therapy Parlour, states”
“Light therapy is one of the most effective methods to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder. The Beautifect Box daylight mode is not only great for applying makeup, but it can provide you with a boost of daylight which isn’t always accessible when the days get shorter and the evenings become darker. Introducing things into our daily routine that represent daylight can have great benefits to those suffering from SAD. We can’t control the seasons but we can control what we do that allows us to feel better when we are not able to access daylight. “
- Aromatherapy & the use of essential oils
- Taking Vitamin D supplements
- Exercising outdoors
- Regular exercise
- Prioritising Social Activities
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/ Talking Therapy
- Prioritising social activities
Vikki Parlour is a BACP registered psychotherapist and qualified mindfulness practitioner who offers individuals therapy at The Therapy Parlour in Bloomsbury, London WC1.