5 Myths About LED Skincare Masks
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- MYTH #1: LED masks have no effect on the skin whatsoever
- MYTH #2: LED light therapy Device is not possible to do by yourself at home
- MYTH #3: LED masks are created only for women
- MYTH #4: Red light treatment produces no results
- MYTH #5: LED masks are painful to use
The use of a LED light therapy device is a relatively new approach to skincare. Interestingly, the technology that it is based on has been around since the 1990s. NASA first stumbled upon light therapy in an attempt to grow potatoes while aboard the space shuttle. Scientists working under red and blue LEDs noticed that their hand abrasions healed faster. Fast forward to today, LED light therapy in the form of beautifying masks is ready to take the cosmetic centerstage.
Not quite ready for the takeover? To help you change your mind, here are some LED mask myths and the truth behind them.
MYTH #1: LED masks have no effect on the skin whatsoever.
Not true. The healing effects of the red and blue LED lights were discovered and developed by none other than NASA. After the significant discovery involving potatoes, the technology was further tested among astronauts in space and its effects were proven. Light therapy was then passed on to a hospital setting. High-intensity red and near-infrared LEDs accelerated healing by boosting the production of growth-factor proteins such as collagen.
Today, LED masks to come equipped with an array of visible light colors. These colors differ in wavelengths released and the processes they trigger to address specific skin issues.
- Red Light - promotes increased blood flow and collagen production
- Blue Light - great for acne; regulates oil production
- Green Light - improves pigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles
- Yellow Light - hydrates and smoothens skin
- Purple Light - promotes cell renewal and improves lymph drainage
- Light Blue Light - calms skin allergies and inflammation
- White Light - the all-in-one light; enhances nutrient absorption
MYTH #2: LED light therapy Device is not possible to do by yourself at home.
Yes, it’s possible. Back in the day, LED light therapy was exclusively performed in skin clinics and hospitals possibly using complex and expensive machines. Now, there’s technology to thank for accessible skincare without breaking the bank or your back.
Skin rejuvenation is literally in your own hands. Project E Beauty’s UV-free Skin Rejuvenation Photon Mask is a skincare must-have that you can operate with your own two hands and in the comfort of your own home. This game-changing LED mask utilizes close-to-natural light waves that penetrate the layers of skin, activating photoreceptors that trigger the skin’s natural processes. This mask is equipped with 150 professional-quality LED bulbs and features 7 visible LED colors, each with its own unique skin benefit.
MYTH #3: LED masks are created only for women.
No, LED skincare masks are created for EVERYONE. These versatile beauty masks work for a wide variety of skin problems regardless of skin type. If you’re one of the few lucky ones with perfectly normal skin and no issues, you can still benefit from the collagen-inducing effects of the Lumamask LED Light Therapy by Project E Beauty.
The Lumamask also uses natural light waves in 7 different colors to address a myriad of skin problems. This ultra-light and completely wireless LED mask is easy to use. At the touch of a button, enjoy quality skincare time while doing other things such as babysitting. Some of its benefits include tightened pores, improved skin tone and texture, and faster acne healing.
MYTH #4: Red light treatment produces no results.
Totally false. Of all the colors available for LED light therapy, the red light penetrates the deepest. Red light energy targets the mitochondria or the powerhouse of the cell where all the action happens. Exposure to this energy stimulates positive responses such as the activation of collagen production. Collagen, as you know, is the magical protein of youth naturally produced by the body. As mentioned earlier, the red light first caught NASA’s attention through its healing effects.
Experience the healing properties of red light energy with the Project E Beauty LumaGlow | Red LED Light Therapy with 2 treatment modes to choose from: continuous or pulsating light. This beauty device is equipped with red light-producing LEDs that specialize in healing inflamed skin by boosting collagen production. Great for individuals suffering from rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
MYTH #5: LED masks are painful to use.
False. LED light mask therapy is a painless procedure with no downtime. Unlike other cosmetic procedures that are excruciatingly painful and may require a period of rest, non-invasive light therapy is a perfect example of a lunchtime procedure that delivers instant results.
Not all LED masks are created equal. Project E Beauty’s completely wireless Photon Skin Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask stands out among the rest with an additional attachment equipped with 40 LED lights. Created like no other, the supplemental LED panel delivers targeted light treatment for the often neglected neck area. The main face panel features 99 LED bulbs that provide professional light treatment via 7 visible light colors.
All set for your LED mask skincare journey.
Bored and tired of your current skincare routine that doesn’t seem to work? Now that the above myths have been debunked, consider trying LED beauty masks and experience the convenience of reaping multiple skin benefits in one fell swoop. And since it’s non-invasive and painless, it sure won’t hurt to try this skincare trend with proven benefits.
written by Sophie Flair
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