How LED Light Therapy Provides Wrinkle Reduction
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 What Are The Signs Of Skin Aging?
- 02 What Are The Causes Of Skin Aging?
- 03 Skincare Routine For Aging Skin
- 04 LED Light Therapy For Aging Skin
Most people keep their age a secret. The bad news is that your skin has a way of revealing it, naturally. Signs of skin aging typically appear at the age of 25 but it can start earlier - it’s called premature skin aging. On top of the natural aging process, several other factors can trigger the development of signs.
Dermis houses important skin components: collagen for skin strength, elastin for skin resilience, and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) for hydration. The production of these components start to slow down as you age. This gradual decline starts to manifest on the skin: dryness, sagging, thinning, and wrinkling.
Here’s one beauty trend that’s worth including in your anti-aging masterplan: a LED light therapy device. It’s non-invasive, painless, requires no downtime, and often comes in a portable type of device that’s easy to bring around.
What Are The Signs Of Skin Aging?
Internal and external aging factors change the appearance of the facial skin. These signs will gradually appear and become more and more pronounced as you get older. When the production of collagen and elastin starts to become scant, there’s no going back. Here are the most common signs that everyone experiences.
Dryness and dullness
Loss of moisture in the dermis results in dryness, itching, and dullness. To check for dryness, pinch a bit of skin on your cheek, abdomen, or back of hand. If the skin takes a while to bounce back, your skin is most likely dehydrated.
Loose, sagging skin
The collagen content of the skin reduces by 1% every year. When this happens, there is a loss of structure and elasticity. Sagging can happen on the jowl, chin, throat, upper arms, and most especially on the stomach.
Wrinkles and fine lines
Collagen is a Greek word that translates to glue-producing. This protein creates a network of tough fibers to connect and support the skin and tendons. Once it breaks down, the layers of the skin will start to unravel and wrinkles will soon appear.
What Are The Causes Of Skin Aging?
The first minor signs of aging may start to appear in your early 20s and will get more and more apparent as you get older. There are two types of factors that can contribute to the rate of skin aging.
Internal factors or the main causes of aging involve these biological reasons: genetics, slower skin cell regeneration, the decline of collagen and elastin production, degeneration of tissues and fibers, and hormonal changes.
External factors that can accelerate skin aging include pollution, tobacco smoke, poor diet, cosmetics and the worst of them all - sun radiation.
Skincare Routine For Aging Skin
A basic anti-aging skincare routine includes anti-aging essentials and ingredients that combat the signs. You don’t need to do a major routine overhaul, you just need a few extra steps.
Cleanse - Do this once in the morning and once at night before you go to bed. A clean face lets the skin breathe and thrive. It’s the best medium that allows for deeper penetration of anti-aging ingredients. The Project E Beauty Enrich Foaming Wash effectively cleanses skin without leaving a tight and dry feeling.
Tone - This step removes excess sebum and other impurities left behind by cleansers. Toners can also act as vessels for the effective delivery of antioxidants, vitamins, and toning acids into the layers of the skin. For irritated skin, try the Project E Beauty Hydrating Facial Toner that also helps calm inflammation and redness.
Target - Most often used with anti-aging in mind, serums best work when squeezed in between cleansing and moisturizing to allow quick absorption on clean, bare skin. Dry skin deserves intense moisture and hydration, try the Project E Beauty Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
Treat - Because the eye area does not have the usual oil glands that serve as
natural moisturizers, supplementing moisture in the form of eye cream is a must. Fight the signs of aging around the eye area with the Project E Beauty’s nourishing Age Defender Eye Cream.
Moisturize - Everyone needs to moisturize. Moisturizers keep the natural skin barrier healthy and hydrated by creating a protective layer that locks in moisture and prevents dehydration. The Project E Beauty Nourishing Facial Moisturizer helps soften fine lines and wrinkles.
Protect - For daily use, experts advise the use of sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.
LED Light Therapy For Aging Skin
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. The light energy that penetrates the skin activates photoreceptors which then triggers natural cellular processes such as collagen production, healing, and regeneration.
LED light therapy for the skin, particularly red light, is a safe and effective method to stimulate collagen production, the secret to young-looking skin. How often should you use LED light therapy at home? It’s best to start with 10 to 15-minute sessions at least four times a week.
Here are Project E Beauty LED devices that you can conveniently use wherever you are.
What it does: The LumaGlow Red & Blue LED Light Therapy delivers beneficial effects such as enhanced collagen production, oil control, and reduced wrinkles and fine lines. This portable beauty device comes with 2 of the most used visible light colors: red and blue.
Why choose this: FDA-cleared device, painless, non-invasive, no downtime, fully wireless, portable, can be used on the face and body, easy to use with 2 operating modes: continuous and pulsating
Best for: skin showing signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, droopy/saggy skin), blemishes and acne-prone skin, dull and dry skin
What it does: The Project E Beauty Blue LED+ Acne Light Therapy device complements any type of anti-acne skincare routine. Blue light works just below the skin’s surface to control oil production and inhibit the formation of acne. Experience improved complexion with regular use.
Why choose this: FDA-cleared device, painless, non-invasive, no downtime, fully wireless, portable, can be used on the face and body, with 2 operating modes: continuous and pulsating
Best for: acne-prone skin showing signs of irritation, inflammation, and sensitivity
What it does: This Silicone LED light therapy mask is equipped with 2 visible light colors: blue and red. Red light helps speed up healing and enhance collagen production for more anti-aging effects. Blue light helps treat acne-prone skin and has a calming and soothing effect on irritated skin.
Why choose this: flexible silicone material, comfortable fit, easy one-button operation, portable and ultralight design, equipped with 66 LED bulbs
Best for: skin showing signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, droopy/saggy skin), sun-damaged skin, dry and rough skin
What it does: This game-changing LED light therapy device features seven LED light colors, each with its own benefit. Experience the anti-aging effects of red light, the anti-blemish properties of blue light, the inflammatory effects of cyan, and more.
Why choose this: painless, non-invasive, no downtime, fully wireless, portable, comes with a dedicated neck panel, 99 (face) + 40 (neck) LED bulbs
Best for: skin showing signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, droopy/saggy skin), blemish and acne-prone skin, dull and dry skin - choose a wavelength color depending on your skin type and skin concerns.
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written by Sophie Flair