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Does LED light therapy actually work?

Does LED light therapy actually work?

At LGLOW Beauty HQ, we are all full converts of LED light therapy for skin health. Our masks get regular workouts as part of our skincare rituals. We have noticed the difference in our own skin.

That said, it is understandable that the unitiated may be unconvinced. You have probably asked yourself, your friends and your beautician or dermatologist, does LED light therapy actually work?

So, don't just take our word for it - here's some links to some other sources singing the praises of LED light therapy: 

Byrdie's article 'According to a Dermatologist, LED Light Therapy Can Transform Your Skin'

'She explains that during LED therapy, devices send light waves deep into the skin to trigger natural intracellular reactions. Depending on the light, your skin is going to respond differently. "If [the light is] red, your skin responds by building, strengthening, and maximizing cellular structure. Red light is also believed to target oil glands to reduce cytokines, which cause inflammation and play a role in chronic acne. In the case of blue light, specific wavelengths stimulate the production of oxygen radicals that kill acne bacteria, all without damaging the skin," Engelman says.'

And Elle Magazine interviewed facialists and doctors

'Light therapy for the skin can speed up wound healing and improve skin conditions such as rosacea or dermatitis,' explains Dr Nina Bal. 'It’s also used to improve acne and as anti-ageing device.'

The Cut published a brilliant article - 'Light Is My New DrugThe actually convincing science of light therapy.

 'Close up, light therapy is complicated, baffling, impenetrable. Take a few steps back, though, and it’s about the most obvious idea on earth. In a way, light therapy has been a reminder of how often I overlook the basics, how every few days I need to force-feed myself similar reminders about how to be a human: Water is good, sleep is good, socializing with friends is good, alcohol is not always so good. Light is good.'

 

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