Have you ever considered light therapy for your skin?
It can help with a wide range of different skin concerns, from the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles to the appearance of redness and dark spots, helping to give your skin a brighter-looking finish.
What Exactly is LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy makes use of different colors of LED lights, usually red, blue or amber. These lights penetrate deep into the skin, where they then stimulate the cells into performing more efficiently. Different colored lights bring about different effects, making this treatment effective at targeting specific skin concerns.
The technology for LED light therapy was first developed by NASA in the early 1990’s, as a way to encourage plants to grow on space shuttle missions. It wasn’t long before they discovered that this same technology could also help to speed up wound healing. This was extremely important to NASA and their astronauts, because wounds usually heal much less effectively when in space.
Of course, this discovery then led to LED light therapy being used to heal wounds that occurred after cosmetic procedures, which then brought to light all of the other skin-boosting benefits that LED light therapy has.
When LED light therapy was first introduced into the skin care world, treatments could only be carried out professionally, which meant that, for someone who wanted regular treatments, the cost would add up pretty quickly.
However, there are now plenty of at-home devices available, which has made LED light therapy so much more accessible.
The Anti-Aging Benefits of LED Light Therapy
For many, one of the main attractions of LED light therapy is how it reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Let’s use the Jelessi Torche V2+ as an example, which can be purchased from our website.
This device makes use of red LED lights, as this is the color most effective when it comes to wrinkle-related purposes.
Research has found that using a red LED light therapy device, such as the Jelessi Torche V2+, twice a week for just one month can reduce the visibility of your wrinkles by up to 36%. Pretty impressive, right?
Wondering how the Jelessi Torche V2+ actually works?
You need to begin with a clean and dry face. Then, all you need to do is turn on the device and place it against your skin. As you continue using it, the device gently heats up until it reaches its optimum temperature. The device is so easy to use – you just glide it around your skin in circular motions, spending extra time on the parts of your face that are developing fine lines and wrinkles.
How long do you need to use the device for each time?
Between five to seven minutes, after which you would then follow this up with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
Using LED Light Therapy to Brighten the Appearance
While red LED lights are fantastic for reducing the look of wrinkles, amber LED lights bring about different benefits.
Amber light therapy is also sometimes referred to as:
However, no matter what it’s called, they all have the same effect.
Amber LED lights are known for soothing and calming the feel of the skin. This makes amber light perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Using amber LED lights on your skin basically results in a more even-looking complexion.
If you want to give amber LED lights a try, you could look into the Jelessi Torche V2+ Amber Light. This device works in the same way as the Jelessi Torche V2+ (mentioned earlier), but makes use of amber, instead of red, LED lights.
Using LED Light Therapy to Care for the Skin Around Your Eyes
Did you know that the skin around your eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face?
Add to this the fact that the area around your eyes is pretty much constantly moving, due to blinking, smiling and other facial expressions, and it isn’t surprising that this area is often the first to show the visible signs of skin aging.
Being such a delicate and sensitive area, the products that you use on the area around your eyes need to be specially designed, as it really doesn’t take much at all to damage the tender skin here.
This is where the Jelessi Photonix-2 Eye Wand comes in…
To begin with, its shape and size are absolutely perfect for use around the eyes.
What does the Photonix-2 Eye Wand actually do?
Well, it’s got two different modes.
The first mode makes use of blue LED lights.
What effect do the blue lights have on the skin?
They reduce the feeling of inflammation and brighten up the appearance of the skin tone.
The second mode makes use of red LED lights, which have already been discussed above, therefore giving this area a smoother, firmer and more youthful appearance.
The Benefits of an At-Home Device
As mentioned earlier, initial LED light therapy treatments were only available professionally. While the cost for one treatment is quite affordable, especially compared to some of the other cosmetic treatments out there, this is a treatment that needs to be carried out a few times a week in order to experience the very best results.
An at-home device makes this treatment so much more cost-effective. Although it does require more of an initial investment, you will then be able to use your device wherever you like, whenever you like.
Have you found an at-home LED light therapy device that seems to be much cheaper than the rest?
The many bargains out there may seem tempting, but you do need to be careful with the device you choose. As with everything else, you get what you pay for. A cheaper device likely uses poorer technology, and will not be quite as powerful as some of the higher quality devices out there.
If LED light therapy is something that you are ready to really commit to, you would be far better off investing in quality.
This is why we stock the LED light therapy devices from Jelessi.
Never heard of Jelessi before?
They are a brand that makes use of the very latest technology in each of their devices. Each Jelessi device features at least two different modes, enabling you to do so much more with your device. This also gives you the opportunity to completely tailor your treatment, and it means that you won’t need to purchase a new device if your skin ever changes (which it usually will, whether due to age, time of year, or anything else).
All of the products that Jelessi produce have been vigorously tested and are backed by medical science, which is why we firmly stand behind them.
Incorporating Light Therapy Into Your Skin Care Routine
Once you have purchased your device, you will probably be wondering how to actually incorporate this into your existing skin care routine.
Well, as mentioned earlier, each of these devices needs to be used on clean and dry skin, meaning that, as always, you should begin with a cleanser.
Need a cleanser recommendation?
There are two products within the kit:
- A milk cleanser
- A skin toner
You should begin with the cleanser, using this to clear away dirt, makeup, excess oil and any other impurities from your skin. This milk cleanser is gentle and effective, as well as being suitable for all skin types.
It is important to re-balance the feel of the skin after cleansing, which is why we have also included a toner in the cleansing kit. The toner is designed to be swiped over the face after cleansing.
Once you are done with these two products, you can then move on to using your LED light therapy device. Most of the devices are best used two to three times a week, meaning that you won’t need to use it every day.
After using the device, you should follow this up with a serum. Your skin will be far more receptive to absorbing skin care ingredients after the device has been used, so try to use a serum that is as potent as possible.
One such serum would be the Jade Spectra Bead Serum. This serum not only contains a variety of peptides and vitamins, but is also packed with several different botanicals, such as:
- Green tea extract
- Chamomile extract
- Calendula extract
- Aloe vera extract
Just like with every other Celestolite product, this serum also contains meteorite powder, which brings about its own range of benefits.
After using a serum, you should then follow this up with a moisturizer.
Wondering which moisturizer you should use?
This all depends on your skin type, as well as the specific skin concerns you are trying to treat.
Each of our collections features a moisturizer, giving you plenty of choice. Here are a few of your options:
- Jade Spectra Bead Cream – targets the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Venus Sensitive Day Cream – ideal for those who have sensitive skin
- Cosmic Firming Cream – helps to firm up the look of loose and sagging skin
- Mars Stardust Cream – perfect for dehydrated or dry skin
We believe that just about everyone would be able to benefit from incorporating LED light therapy into their skin care routine. Even if you are not yet experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, these skin concerns do become more prevalent with age, making LED light therapy a great preventative measure. If you would like more advice on which device would be best suited to your skin’s needs, or want to know more about how to incorporate your device into your skin care routine to get the very best results, feel free to get in touch with us!