Tech and skincare, by no means a new concept but certainly one that has been gaining traction over the years. There are an increasing number of gadgets you can purchase for your skin, anywhere from facial steamers to LED face masks. But what are these LED face masks, and how can they benefit your skin?
What are LED Face Masks?
While they look like they’ve come out of the set of Phantom of the Opera, they’re nothing to be scared of. As the name suggests, LED face masks are face masks using LED (light-emitting diode) technology to tackle a range of skin concerns. In the past such treatments were only available under the hands of a qualified dermatologist but these days you can purchase an LED face mask for use at home. Note that these at-home masks are significantly less powerful than those available through a dermatologist or any other qualified professional.
These masks use different intensities and colours of light (namely red and blue) to penetrate the skin and manage skin concerns such as acne, inflammation, and even aging.
What are the benefits of using an LED face mask?
LED face masks come with several benefits, and can often be a godsend for those with extremely sensitive skin that won’t agree with most products. Below are just a few benefits of these masks;
- Reduces inflammation. LED therapy can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne and other skin conditions.
- Can help acne sufferers. The high-intensity blue light used can help to kill the P.Acnes bacteria responsible for acne formation.
- Anti-Aging. The high intensity red light used in an LED face mask treatment can penetrate deep into the skin layers to boost collagen production. Boosting collagen production can improve skin elasticity and reduce signs of aging.
- Promotes blood circulation. The light emitted by an LED face mask can help boost blood circulation to facial skin, which will plump the skin and help to transport toxins away.
Are LED Face Masks Safe To Use?
While they look and sound a little intimidating, LED face masks available for at-home use are perfectly safe and effective provided the proper procedures are followed. Eye protection is critical as the light is often high-intensity and can cause ocular damage if not worn during the treatment.
Sounds good, which mask should I purchase?
If you’re looking to have a go yourself, below are a few products we recommend at different price points.
LUX SKIN™ LED Facial Mask
The LUX SKIN™ LED Facial Mask is designed to give you an easy LED Light Facial treatment in the comfort of your own home!
DERMALIGHT™ LED Mask
“LED Mask with neck piece. Luminate your nighttime routine with seven different color LED lights built into the mask. “
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite Faceware Pro
“A next-generation, universal-fit full-face model, this innovative device sits comfortably over the entire face while still actively targeting the entire area, using a total of 100 red LED lights (to stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin to reduce wrinkles, sun spots, sun damage and redness”
To sum it up
LED face masks use different intensities of red and blue lights to tackle skin concerns ranging from acne to skin aging. These masks are perfectly safe for use at home provided the proper procedures are followed which includes adequate eye-protection.