Five Things To Know Before Trying LED Light Therapy At Home
LED light therapy was once the kind of ultra high-tech skincare therapy you could only receive in a salon when you had a few hundred extra bucks in your pocket. But now you can enjoy its amazing benefits right at home! Developed for astronauts and the military, LED light therapy is a phenomenal way to help your skin heal, repair, and look its best. Read on to find out more about how LED therapy works, how it can help you, and the best way to make it a part of your at-home skincare routine.
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1. At-home LED light therapy is completely non-invasive
The great thing about LED light therapy is that it provides fantastic and long-lasting benefits for your skin while being completely non-invasive. You won’t feel any pain during treatments at all — instead, you’ll experience a warm, soothing glow, which many say give them a relaxing, calming, and meditative experience. Do this once a day and you’ll be on track to zen and healthy skin in no time.
2. You can build up the benefits of LED therapy over time
It’s perfectly safe and easy to use LED light therapy at home, as a home treatment will generally be less expensive and intensive than a salon device. At-home treatments will also allow you to build up the benefits over time at a pace that feels right for you. For example, Face Vital offers a fantastic home LED light therapy device that’s easy to use whenever you need it. The intensity you’ll use your device for during the week will depend on your skin condition and goals for treatment, but it’s best to give yourself a treatment at least once a week.
3. Different lights will provide different benefits
Different LED light therapy devices feature a variety light exposure types for different types of skin and treatments, each with a unique benefit for your skin. Blue light helps to balance and clarify skin, whereas red light helps to restore the strength, elasticity, and plumpness of your skin. Green light can help reduce pigmentation and restore a brighter complexion, while yellow is ideal for reducing inflammation and increasing collagen production. Finally, there is also near-infrared light, or white light, which helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, boost healing, and help to clear up cystic acne.
4. LED light therapy isn’t a replacement to your skincare regime, but the perfect compliment
To make the most of a regular LED light therapy program, compliment it with your favourite skincare products. A vitamin C serum is a great partner alongside yellow light treatments as the combination will reduce the impact of inflammation. There are plenty of serums that reduce pigmentation, improve elasticity, or heal scars that would be best used with specific light settings.
5. It’s more than skin deep
Lastly, the benefits of LED light therapy have been found to help more than just the appearance of your skin. LED light therapy is great for relieving stress and anxiety, helping to balance cortisol production, and increasing the so-called happy hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. The warm light is also a perfectly calming cocoon of stillness and ease, which will help you feel more relaxed and even give you a better night’s sleep.
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