When you think of the future, what do you see? Flying cars? Hoverboards? What about your beauty shelf? Are there serums, creams, and essences? What about a light?
That's right, in this fast-paced world overflowing with instant-gratification, LED light therapy is finding its way from luxury spas to inside the homes of the working class. First it was serums, then it was essences, now a power stream of infrared light will be what gives you the rapid skin-rejuvenating results that we all crave.
What is LED light therapy?
Simply put, LED light therapy is the use of varying colors of infrared light to treat certain skin concerns. Depending on the hue of the light, the device can treat things from healing acne to reversing deep-set wrinkles.
The infrared light effects the dermis—the thick layer of living skin tissue below the outer epidermis—which the cells then convert into "fuel" to heal the skin. It isn't anything "magical" really. LED light is essentially helping to speed up your skin's ability to perform its natural functions.
Ever been on a water slide? You know that tank of water that fills up to shoot you down the slide? Think of LED light as the water tank for your skin's regeneration process. Not all infrared light is created equal. Different colors serve different functions. Take a look below and discover which light can help you the most!
Short, blue wavelengths of light treat acne. The blue infrared light helps generate a high-energy form of oxygen that attacks the acne-causing bacteria.
Longer, red wavelengths of infrared light treat fine lines and wrinkles. These wavelengths work to stimulate the production of collagen in the dermis. Red light also helps stimulate blood flow, which along with helping the production of collagen, can also help heal other skin concerns like rosacea and scarring.
I know, you're probably thinking that this wavelength of infrared is really similar to red light, and you're right. However, these rays of light are essentially a more targeted version of red light. They penetrate deeper into the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production, and work to reverse signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Need another reason to try out this high-tech skincare? Adding infrared light to your regime can actually help sky-rocket the effectiveness of your serums and creams! Like we said, LED is the boost that helps speed up your skin's regeneration process and will help it absorb and process the benefits of your topical skin care as well!