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Since we are more home during the pandemic, it is not always possible to visit a spa for facials. The good news is that many beauty brands offer LED treatments for the home, so you can indulge in LED face masks from the comfort of your home.
How do you use one? Read on to find out.
What is an LED face mask?
LED face masks (Light Emitting Diode) emit various infrared light waves that penetrate the skin at different depths. The types of light therapy available vary between home devices, but the most common are blue, red, and amber.
What can an LED face mask do for the skin?
This skin care device comes in handy when you want to treat acne, fine lines, or wrinkles. Depending on the color of light used, you can target specific skin problems.
Blue LED light is associated with antibacterial effects to cleanse the skin, improve active acne, prevent future breakouts, and regulate sebum production.
Red LED light soothes inflammation and reduces redness. It's also perfect for mature skin, or when starting an anti-aging skin regimen, as red light stimulates collagen production and improves skin elasticity.
Yellow or yellow LED lights up helps reduce redness. It also strengthens the skin barrier and revitalizes the skin, leaving you with a more radiant complexion.
Who can use an LED face mask?
The great thing about LED light therapy is that it is non-invasive and works for all skin types including sensitive skin.
How to incorporate an LED face mask into your skin care routine
LED face masks are simple and convenient to use. Just take 20 minutes for the mask session. It is best used on freshly cleansed skin. So make sure you have completed your double cleaning routine beforehand.
While the masks work best on a bare face, they can also help certain skin care products, particularly serums or ampoules, penetrate the skin better. You can apply a light serum before starting the LED face mask, but don't apply a moisturizer until after. Here is a selection of serums that can be combined with LED light therapy:
Serums for use with blue light:
Serums for use with red light:
Serums for use with amber light:
When will you see results?
It takes time to see the benefits of LED face masks. Don't expect instant results other than the instant glow you get afterwards. Use the mask at least three times a week for more transformative effects. Once you've done this, you will see initial results in around three to four weeks.
LED face masks are expensive, so use them regularly to get the most of your investment!
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