6 Ways to Get The Most Out Of Your Light Therapy Device
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 What Is LED Light Therapy And Its Benefits?
- 02 How to Get the Most Out of Your LED Light Therapy Device?
Now that you have your own LED light therapy device, you only have to use it consistently to achieve the desired results. Did you know that there are ways to help you make the most of this big skin-vestment?
From religiously keeping track of your progress to placing your device in its proper storage, scroll down for more tips on how you can use and manage your prized beauty tool to your best advantage.
What is LED light therapy and its benefits?
Your amazing at-home LED light therapy device has the power to transform your skin at the cellular level. To achieve this, it uses UV-free and non damaging light energy sent deep into the layers of skin.
The use of red LED light as a medical treatment can be traced as far back as the 1800s. It was hugely successful that a hospital specializing in light treatments, known as the Medical Institute of Light, was established. Fast forward to the present, its healing and regenerative properties are now being heavily utilized in the beauty industry.
What is LED light therapy?
LED light therapy is the use of UV-free, non-heating LED bulbs to treat a variety of skin conditions. How does red LED light therapy work? The light energy that penetrates the skin activates photoreceptors which then triggers natural cellular processes such as collagen production, healing, and regeneration.
The skin takes advantage of the body’s natural responses to light energy. The collagen boost alone has a lot of anti-aging power. You can find LED light therapy devices, such as masks, that offer different wavelengths of light with specific benefits.
Here are some of the known benefits of LED light therapy:
- Softer, smoother skin
- Decreased depth of wrinkles
- Smaller pores
- Bouncy but firm skin
- Facelifting effect
- Faded age spots and hyperpigmentation
- Reduced pimples and blemishes
- Increased youthful radiance
In comparison to visible wavelengths, near-infrared (NIR) light is longer and can penetrate deeper into skin, muscles, joints, and even bones. It does not only benefit the skin but also helps treat other health concerns. The Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask lets you experience the healing power of infrared therapy in combination with red light therapy.
How to Get the Most Out of Your LED Light Therapy Device?
- Make a treatment plan and stick to it
If you already have an established routine, it’s easy to get into the habit of wearing your mask for 15 minutes a day. For beginners, it is recommended to use your device four times a week starting with 10-minute sessions. Setting an alarm is especially ideal for busy work days.
Did you know that the neck area is one of the most neglected body parts when it comes to skin aging? The Project E Beauty Photon Skin Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask comes with an additional neck panel equipped with 40 LED bulbs to help improve the look of loose and saggy skin.
2. Keep track of your progress
Watch out for any changes, whether positive or negative. Take before-and-after photos and even videos. When taking these progress photos and videos, make sure to use the same angles and lighting to make it easy for you to compare and track any changes in your complexion. You don’t have to do it all the time; you can record yourself weekly and be surprised by more significant improvements.
3. The first step is always facial cleansing
Facial cleansing is an important first step in any skincare routine. Always start with a clean slate of a face to experience the maximum benefits of your device. Make sure to clean off any products especially sunscreen or sunblock that may affect or block light energy coming from your LED light therapy device.
4. Incorporate light therapy in your routine
LED light therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment but it's even more effective and complementary when combined with other skincare methods and techniques. Blue light therapy can boost any acne-fighting treatments and even medications. Red light therapy can work well with anti-aging and hydrating serums like hyaluronic acid.
The Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask, made of soft and flexible silicone, features two of the most popular LED light therapy colors: anti-aging red and acne-fighting blue.
5. Continue learning about your device
Getting to know your device (and LED light therapy in general) should be a never ending quest for knowledge especially if you’re starting to see noticeable changes. Beauty technology advances at lightning speed and you wouldn’t want to miss out on more advanced and convenient devices that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
Aside from LED light therapy masks, there are also handheld devices that are easier to use when it comes to targeted treatments. The Project E Beauty LumaGlow Red LED Light Therapy is a portable device that can be used to treat age spots, hyperpigmentation, and deep lines on your face.
6. Take good care of your device
Keeping your device and tools in good condition plays an important part in your journey towards skin transformation. Carefully read through the user manual and follow the instructions to the letter. Use and charge them with the correct power supply and turn them off/unplug when not in use. Clean your device before storage and keep it in its original box to keep it safe and protected from dirt and dust.
written by Sophie Flair