Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Use LED Light Therapy Masks
Have you been looking for a gentle way to get healthier skin? It may be time to look into LED light therapy. LED light therapy is on the cutting edge of skincare innovation and can be used to support healthy skin in several ways.
LED light therapy is quickly becoming the newest skincare trend, with multiple celebrities touting their new masks and wands. Although these futuristic devices may look like something out of a sci-fi novel, LED face masks have been shown to contribute to healthier skin. If you’re new to LED light therapy, read on for some helpful information.
What Is LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy is a process whereby different wavelengths of LED light are used to rejuvenate skin and fade blemishes. LED therapy has been around for quite a while, although it has only recently gained traction for its application in skincare.
Before its transformation into a beauty treatment, NASA researched LED light therapy for its ability to promote plant growth and reduce discomfort after injury. Even the US Navy Seals have used LED treatment to promote wound healing and tissue growth and ease pain related to injuries.
Light therapy works by promoting changes in your skin at the cellular level. The wavelengths from different colors of light penetrate your skin to promote healthy skin development from the inside out.
Popular colors used in LED therapy include blue light, red light, yellow light, and green light. Although different light colors achieve different results, all light therapy devices function the same.
LED devices can include wands and masks. Masks work to expose the whole face to a specified light wavelength, while wands work best for targeted use.
You might see clinical-strength LED light therapy face masks in a dermatologist’s office. These are medical-grade devices that are used for in-office treatment. However, there is a growing list of over-the-counter home devices that you can use from the comfort of your favorite chair.
Why Should I Use LED Therapy?
Even with its beginnings in medicinal care, LED light therapy is quite effective at helping restore skin to youthful radiance.
Scientists are still finding new uses for LED light therapy in skincare, but it is already used to help combat blemishes and promote a natural glow. Read on for the top five reasons you should incorporate LED light therapy into your routine.
1. For Smoother, Younger Skin
LED light therapy masks and wands that use red light can help ease irritation and lessen red discoloration. This is especially helpful for irritated blemishes and light scarring. Red light can even help even skin tone and reduce patches of unwanted discoloration.
Red light also promotes healthy circulation and can support your body’s natural collagen production. Red light does this by stimulating the mitochondria in your facial skin cells, which then direct your cells to produce more collagen. This can help brighten and firm your skin to keep your skin looking plumper and more radiant.
Red light also works to slowly smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Increased blood flow from healthy circulation can help to restore elasticity to your skin, which can help to lessen those lines. When you increase your collagen, your skin may also have a greater resistance to wrinkles and fine lines in the future.
2. Tackles Blemishes
Some LED devices use blue light as well. While red light helps to even your skin tone and smooth out wrinkles, blue LED light targets blemishes. Blue LED light does not penetrate your skin as deeply as red light does; instead, it mainly works on the surface of your skin.
Blue light helps clarify your skin by neutralizing bacteria that cause blemishes. Blemish-causing bacteria are common and are primarily transferred to facial skin through excessive touching. Blue light helps your skin stay clear and healthy by rendering the bacteria ineffective.
Blue light can also help reduce activity in your skin’s sebaceous glands. These glands are located under your first layer of skin, and they produce oil that helps keep your skin hydrated. However, overproduction of this oil can lead to clogged pores and blemishes. Blue light helps fight that by soothing any overactive glands and restoring balanced oil production.
Some masks and wands use a mixture of blue and red LEDs. You may see this primarily in devices designed to combat breakouts. This is for two reasons: First, blemishes are often accompanied by redness, which red light can soothe. Second, red light is often used with blue light to calm any irritation and ensure healthy skin.
3. It’s Non-Invasive
Many people like LED Light Therapy because it’s non-invasive. LED devices are designed to work by either hovering directly over your skin or by resting gently on it. Whichever method your device uses, it is designed to be a non-invasive addition to your skincare routine.
Much like trendy microcurrent devices, LED face masks help provide a visible facelift without surgery. However, LED masks use wavelengths of light instead of electricity to achieve this effect.
Your LED experience should be purely topical. You’ll simply place your mask on your face or hover your wand over a specific area for a few minutes, and once the timer goes off, you’re good to go!
4. You Can Keep Your Routine
Once you finish up with your LED treatment, you can put on some makeup and walk right out the door. You also don’t need to change up your skincare routine all that much. In fact, the only change you need to make to your routine is setting aside an extra ten minutes for your light therapy.
Many clinical treatments designed to reduce fine lines and blemishes require extensive aftercare. For example, after a medium-strength chemical peel, you’ll need to take a few days off work to maintain a rigorous moisturizing regimen. With LED light therapy, you don’t have to do anything but put the mask on your face.
5. You Can Stay At Home
If you’re a homebody, LED light therapy is for you. As long as there’s an outlet nearby, you can use your light mask anywhere. You can get younger-looking skin from your bed, your favorite chair, your porch, or anywhere else. Wherever you want to go, your LED light mask can be there.
How Should You Use LED Light Masks?
First, you’ll need to wash your face to provide a clean palette for your device to work on. We recommend using a gentle cleanser like our Cleansing Serum, which uses hyaluronic acid and oat bran for maximum skin rejuvenation.
Once your skin is prepped, it’s time to choose an LED light mask. We recommend the Shani Darden by Déesse Pro LED Light Therapy Mask because it’s quite simply one of the best LED face masks on the home device market.
Shani’s mask is made with cutting-edge technology and includes three light settings designed for personalized skin types and skin concerns. The first mode uses red light therapy and near-infrared light to reduce visible signs of aging (especially in the eye area). With the second mode, you get blue and red light to minimize blemishes and acne-causing bacteria. The third mode evens skin tone and texture by reducing dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and redness.
This ten-minute treatment features clinical-grade technology without the price tag so that you can look flawless from the comfort of your own home. The mask even comes with a neck attachment to help extend your results.
Not only is our mask FDA approved and proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, but it can also help improve your mood, lower your stress, and improve your sleep quality. This mask is truly on another wavelength!
Use your mask as directed, then follow up with an anti-aging serum like our Retinol Reform, which is clinically proven to reduce signs of aging. Finish your routine with a deep moisturizer for maximum hydration, and you’re ready to go!
LED light therapy is on the cutting edge of anti-agingskincare. In fact, it’s even been used by NASA and the Navy Seals for medical purposes.
Although LED masks often look like something dropped straight from a UFO, they are rich in skincare benefits. LED therapy can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, reduce blemishes, and even reduce hyperpigmentation from the comfort of your home.
The best part is that you don’t even need to change your skincare routine! Just stick with your cleanser, serum, and moisturizer, and you’re good to go.
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