Light Up Your Skincare Routine With LED Light Therapy

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If you’re looking to elevate your skincare routine, chances are products like cleansers and serums are top of mind. However, as technology continues to integrate itself into the beauty world, the possibilities for at-home skincare are going beyond just that. Treatments previously only available in med spas or dermatology offices are becoming more accessible, with effective high-tech devices making their way into medicine cabinets—and LED light therapy masks taking center stage.

These noninvasive devices typically cover your entire face, with slits for your eyes and mouth, and use different color LED lights on the inside to target a variety of concerns. Each color has a distinct effect on the skin, ranging from anti-aging to acne-fighting, making them customizable, comprehensive tools ideal for boosting any beauty regimen.  

Which color should you use?

Red light: Known for its anti-aging properties, red light is one of the most used colors. It stimulates collagen production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes overall skin rejuvenation, making it ideal to incorporate into your nighttime routine to boost skin repair and regeneration.
Blue light: Powerful antibacterial properties make blue light an excellent choice for combating acne and minimizing breakouts. Another widely used color, it is proven to help control sebum production and soothe inflammation.
Green light: By targeting hyperpigmentation and reducing redness, green light promotes an even skin tone. Adding it to your routine can address issues like sunspots to create a brighter complexion. 
Yellow light: Though less research is available on the effects of yellow light, it is considered to help reduce redness and improve vascular skin conditions, enhancing skin’s overall vitality.

To prepare your skin for the mask, your face should be clean and makeup free. Experts recommend washing your face with a gentle cleanser beforehand. Of course, consult with your dermatologist if you have any health concerns before using an LED light therapy device.