Ask your dermatologist at your next appointment about LED light therapy and I’m sure you’ll get an ear full about its wonderful skin benefits. It’s currently being used to treat acne and to rejuvenate skin for a more youthful appearance. Blue light waves are used to help breakdown bacteria on the skin’s surface that can cause inflammation and breakouts. Red light waves help to stimulate collagen to create new, healthier cells and to get your skin looking even. I’ve been testing out ANSR: BEAM, a hand-held device that features both blue and red light therapy that can be done at home. I also have a friend who battles acne giving it a try too. It requires you schedule ten minutes a day to complete a treatment (which is not easy these days, I know!). The good news, it can be done anywhere (think lunch break). All you have to do is gently glide the device over your entire face and neck. The first five minutes you’ll receive a blue light treatment. Then it switches to red light therapy for the last five minutes. Could this be the skin miracle we have all been waiting for? Only time and patience will tell. My fingers are crossed.
What are you using on your skin these days? - Melissa Matthews, Beauty Editor