LED Face Masks
LED, or light emitting diodes, are very effective in treating a myriad of skin conditions including acne, eczema, rosacea and aging for a variety of skin types.
What colors of LED work for each condition?
Blue LED kills acne causing bacteria, which is found in the oil glands of the face, neck and back. LED treatments, along with a solid skincare regimen, can be very effective in treating acne and may even be a better alternative than using antibiotics. A recommended skincare regimen would be a gentle, foaming, hydrating cleanser such as Beauty Made Simply’s Moisture Rich Foaming Cleanser and the Skin Nourishing Oil (good oil picks up bad oil), followed by a light moisturizer and SPF.
Red LED speeds wound healing, stimulates collagen production and reduces inflammation. This light has the best anti aging affects (fine lines and wrinkles) when coupled with a skincare regimen containing peptides and antioxidants to promote cellular recovery and turnover. Personally, I like to add red LED to microneedling treatments and oxygen infusing facials. My Oxygenating facial is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants to stimulate the skin. It includes dermaplane and is only $125 when you add LED.
Green LED is a favorite for those suffering from hyperpigmentation issues. Those with melasma have the hardest time reducing discoloration because the pigment resides in the upper dermis of the skin and is triggered by hormones. Green LED targets melanocyte cells and inhibits the melanin from traveling to the surface of the epidermis. To treat hyperpigmentation and melasma effectively, a regimen of LED along with tyrosinase inhibitors such as Vitamin C and retinol and peels should be used in conjunction with each other.