Power up your skin sessions with a LED light mask like our favourite Emily

We cannot help but notice this futuristic looking gadget that’s been all over Instagram for quite some time now. From the Kardashian sisters, Victoria Beckham and Chrissy Teigen to Lilly Collins in Emily In Paris’ latest season, every influential person in beauty and fashion has given in to this NASA approved skin science of LED light therapy. Today, dermatologists and aestheticians commonly use LED light therapy to treat a range of skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, wrinkles and more. One is advised to use LED light masks in conjunction with a skincare routine suitable for their particular skin type to see visible results. One may ask, how to figure out if I need one for myself! Well, we’re going to walk you through the different kinds of LED lights and help you meet your right match. Most masks meant for home use have these 3 major light options:

Blue Light

Blue Light hits the bullseye with its antibacterial properties to help treat acne, control oil production and reduce inflammation in the oil glands. It’s supposed to help control oil secretion with long-term use by reaching the pore to activate chemicals inside the bacteria which destroys the cell and its ability to form acne.

Red light

Red Light has a longer wavelength and penetrates deeper into the skin to treat inflammation and rejuvenate skin. It hikes up collagen production without the need of one getting under the needle. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and open pores. Red light helps chronic skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, psoriasis. It has a soothing effect on the outer layers of the skin, and it, thus reduces the signs of aging like age spots, blemishes and fine lines.

Yellow light

Yellow Light is best known for skin cell rejuvenation and its soothing anti-inflammatory benefits. It also boosts lymphatic flow, which removes toxins from one’s skin, and promotes anti-aging. As a stand-alone treatment, yellow light is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can be used to aid increase blood flow and make your skin look more radiant.

Note that LED light therapy isn’t appropriate for everyone. Avoid using if you’re someone taking any medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight or if you have a history of skin cancer or inherited eye diseases

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