Light emitting diode (LED) light therapy is growing in popularity. Using varying LED wavelengths, this skincare technique purportedly helps:
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.
NASA was using them in space to grow plants. Working under these conditions was rough on their hands. If they had any imperfections on their hands, they were actually healing as they typically would back here on earth. These powerful LED lights contributed to their healing. From then on we have found how beneficial red LED Lights can be to your skin!
They turn light energy into cell energy. They feed the mitochondria in your cells and help give those skin cells the energy to behave younger and to make any corrections where they may be slacking. So LED lights are great for healing the skin. They’re great for giving your skin energy, giving your skin a gorgeous glow and they’re also good for seasonal depressions. Boost your mood this winter with LED lights! Even in the summertime, they are a great add on to your treatment. They can help with your sunburn! It is best to have your LED treatments done with your skin care professional which will save you money for the cheap over the counter imitations.
In the winter you still need to wear your sunblock or sunscreen. Even though we’re not getting as much UV rays, your sunscreen that you use daily helps with keeping your moisture level inside your skin. Your SPF also protects you from bacteria and what we call TEWL (trans epidermal water loss). Essentially, it prevents the environment from drawing out your moisture especially when the air is drier outside. Not wearing SPF in our winters here is an equation to draw out the moisture from your skin. The same goes for the opposite season. When you are in humid weather, your skin feels super hydrated because your skin is pulling that moisture from the atmosphere. Overall, SPF added to your daily routine will protect your skin from that UV-A rays that causes aging and protect your skin from being dried out in the dry winter air.
Winter Tip: Use a humidifier in your bedroom to help prevent TEWL while you’re sleeping as well as using a product that helps to give your skin a little bit of a protective barrier. Our XTreme moisture serum is made of 1 ingredient: 100% pure Squalane which is derived from olives. This power hydration serum protects the skin from the elements and is an absolute favorite for the winter when you’re feeling dry.