Have you ever considered light therapy for your skin?
It can help with a wide range of different skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to redness and dark spots, helping to bring your skin to a brighter, smoother and more youthful state.
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 its anti-aging effects.
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 anti-aging purposes.
How do red LED lights affect the skin?
Well, to begin with, NASA found that red LED lights could increase skin cell production by 150% to 200%.
This is key when it comes to obtaining a more youthful complexion. Your skin produces new skin cells quite rapidly when your body is young. However, as you age, the rate at which these new cells are produced declines quite rapidly.
This means that your older skin cells stick around on the surface of your skin for longer, giving you a rougher and duller complexion.
Speeding up your cell production rate therefore speeds up your cell turnover rate, which is the rate at which your skin replaces these old and dead skin cells with newer ones.
Red LED lights also have the effect of increasing the skin’s production of collagen and elastin.
Both of these proteins are so important when it comes to your skin’s structure and appearance. Collagen is responsible for how smooth and firm your skin is, while elastin takes care of its tightness and elasticity. Again, your skin produces both of these proteins in large amounts when it is young, with this rate declining rapidly as you age.
The fact that there are so many external factors that also damage your skin’s collagen and elastin, from sun exposure to pollution to certain foods and cosmetic ingredients, doesn’t help either. This decline in collagen and elastin is why the skin becomes wrinkled and saggy as it ages.
Fortunately, this is something that light therapy can change…
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 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.
The Skin-Soothing and Brightening Benefits of LED Light Therapy
While red LED lights are fantastic for anti-aging, 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 their skin-soothing and skin-calming properties. This makes amber light perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Which specific skin issues can amber lights help with?
They target the following:
- Skin redness
- Inflammation in the skin
- Dark spots
Using amber LED lights on your skin basically results in a more even and balanced 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 do the following:
- Promote the elimination of toxins, which can therefore reduce puffiness and congestion in the skin around the eyes
- Brighten up the skin tone
- Reduce inflammation
The second mode makes use of red LED lights, which have already been discussed above. This is a great way to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin around the eyes, 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 need 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. While this milk cleanser is gentle and effective, as well as being suitable for all skin types, keep in mind that the majority of cleansers out there do tend to disrupt the skin’s natural pH level.
It is important to re-balance this 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 skin-smoothing 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 anti-aging benefits.
After using a serum, you should then follow this up with a moisturizer. Our moisturizers are designed to form a thin film over the surface of the skin, in order to protect it from environmental harm. This protective layer also helps to retain moisture, while locking all of ingredients that you have just applied via the serum into your skin for longer.
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 – has smoothing effects, targeting fine lines and wrinkles
- Venus Sensitive Day Cream – ideal for those who have sensitive skin
- Cosmic Firming Cream – helps to firm up loose and sagging skin
- Mars Stardust Cream – highly nourishing, making it 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!