Calling all skincare lovers! Did you know there’s one thing you may be missing out on in the pursuit of a clear complexion? Red light therapy. The benefits of red light therapy are endless, but for today we’re just going to stick to the basics.
What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy works by delivering a safe wavelength of light into your skin. That wavelength then sets off a chain reaction of beneficial results.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy
1. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
The natural collagen production in our skin starts to slow down around the time we hit 30. Add in the fact that environmental aggressors like sun damage, oxidative stress, and general wear and tear further deplete our skin’s elasticity. Red light therapy helps to stimulate collagen production, thus diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Fights acne and reduces scarring
Red light therapy has been found to help decrease oil production and change some of the cellular behavior that leads to acne. Not only does it aid in clearing up existing acne, red light therapy additionally helps to get rid of any scarring cause by past ance.
3. Reduces inflammation
Red light therapy can also reduce inflammation in your skin caused from outside factors like the environment, stress, rosacea and, again, acne.
Red light therapy can even help after surgery with wound healing and decreasing swelling. As always, consult your surgeon before using red light therapy after a procedure.