Light emitting diode (LED) light therapy is growing in popularity. Using varying LED wavelengths, this skincare technique purportedly helps:
- treat acne
- reduce inflammation
- promote anti-aging effects
There are 4 different LED Lights that are commonly used: Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green. But what does each color treat?
Red LED light is used for treating and healing the epidermis, which is the outer layer of skin. When the light is applied to your skin, the epidermis absorbs it and then stimulates collagen which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Red LED light is known to reduce inflammation while improving circulation, which can give you a healthier glow.
Blue LED light therapy, on the other hand, targets the oil glands, making them less active. In turn, you may see fewer acne breakouts. Blue light can also kill acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin, which can help treat severe acne pimples, including cysts and nodules.
Yellow LED light therapy can be effective for healing a variety of skin issues involving redness. It is also known to have soothing effects which help reduce the appearance of dark spots, swelling, and inflammation.
Green LED light is absorbed into the skin where it has a calming effect. It helps to lighten hyper-pigmentation spots revealing a brighter complexion. Green LED Therapy is used to treat dilated capillaries, sagging skin around the eyes, under eye circles, hyperpigmentation and sun spots.