What is Red Light Therapy? All the benefits of the skincare treatment

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Have you been curious about the red light therapy mask craze that’s all over social media?

We’re sure that you’ve seen plenty of celebrities wearing those kind of scary-looking masks around their houses. Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Kate Hudson are all massive fans of the therapy.

And if it gives us their immaculate skin then sign us up!

We’ve got you covered with all the information you need to know.

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What is red light therapy?

Red light therapy is used to treat a wide range of skin conditions such as acne, fine lines and even psoriasis.

The therapy is a form of LED (light-emitting diode) therapy which has become increasingly popular.

LED therapy comes in the form of blue light and red light. Blue light therapy has different benefits such as destroying bacteria that cause acne by affecting the uppermost layer of your skin. 

Red light has become the more popular version, especially for at home treatments.

How does it work?

Red light therapy is believed to work by helping to activate the body’s cells called mitochondria. With the increased energy, it can help the skin work overtime, boost cell production, repair skin and enhance skin rejuvenation.

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What are the benefits?

Experts believe that red light therapy is beneficial for reducing inflammation and stimulating the production of collagen, which is a protein responsible for creating a younger, more elastic look in your face.

The treatment has also been used to treat pattern hair loss and alopecia and to reduce body fat.

Yes, it really is a cure-all!


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How often should you use red light therapy?

Well it all depends on the strength of the machine that you’re using.

But let’s focus on the at-home pieces. It’s recommended that it used for 10 minutes at least three or four times a week for three months. Yes, it will take some time to show results but when it works, it works.

Are there any downsides to red light therapy?

Beware! Red light therapy does not treat acne cysts, blackheads and whiteheads though. So maybe don’t let go of those blackhead pore strips just yet!

Another con is that you have to stay out of the sun for up to 48 hours and ensure you apply an adequate amount of sunscreen after each light therapy session. 

Ensure you consult with a dermatologist prior to beginning your journey with red light therapy. 

What masks should I buy?

If you’re looking to invest we have you covered…

SENSSE Professional LED Light Therapy Face Mask – €169.99

CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask – €349

OMNILUX Contour LED Face Mask – €426

Theraface Advanced LED Skincare Mask – €599

Words by Ebun Lofinmakin


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