How do LED Light Masks Work?
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding LED light masks and they’ve burst onto the skincare scene in a big way, but many are still a bit out of the loop. When you first see one it can be a bit jarring and perhaps not immediately intuitive as to how they actually work.
In this article, we’re going to take you through some of the key concepts that underlie this technology, showing you exactly how they work and why they are so revolutionary as a product range.
Let’s jump into it.
How Does It Work?
When you put on a light mask, the light-emitting diodes will be evenly distributed across your face and facing your skin. When you turn it on, the mask emits visible wavelengths along the electromagnetic spectrum, with each type of light used for different reasons. This light penetrates the molecules in your skin and triggers different types of changes based on where the light lies on the electromagnetic spectrum:
- The blue light (located between 405 and 420 nanometres on the electromagnetic spectrum) is used to target acne-causing bacteria and eliminating them. As such this treatment can be very effective for treating existing acne, or even preventing future breakouts by ridding the skin of that bacteria before it has a chance to grow.
- The red light (located between 620 and 750 nanometres on the electromagnetic spectrum) is used to encourage collagen production by increasing blood circulation. The increased collagen is especially useful for fighting the signs of aging such as wrinkles and so on.
- The amber light (located between 590 and 620 nanometres on the electromagnetic spectrum) is ideal for flushing waste from the skin, while also boosting lymphatic flow and stimulating cellular growth for long-term skin hygiene.
In addition, the masks also tend to reduce inflammation which is a nice cherry on top – especially for those of us who deal with too much stress in our lives.
How to Maximise Effectiveness?
In order to get the optimal benefit out of the mask, you need to be using it quite regularly. There is no absolute figure here, but most specialists will say somewhere around 15-20 minutes, three times a week in order to really make the most of this.
It’s also important to note that these masks can’t work miracles on their own. It’s still vitally important to look after your skin as best you can through your diet, your outdoor activities, stress management and the like. There’s only so much we can do if everything else in your life is contributing towards poor skin quality.
Are All Masks the Same?
No, not at all. Every mask out there on the market is made slightly differently and so its vitally important to do your research and pick a mask from a reputable brand that has a solid scientific backing. Unfortunately with the popularity on social media of these masks, it has brought a lot of players into the market who don’t hold themselves to the same strict standards as serious providers do – so you’ll want to make sure you find the right one for you.
At LGlow Beauty, we’ve spent a lot of time and effort creating the best mask in the industry and we’ve been extremely proud to see how we’ve been able to change the lives of so many clients as a result. Our technology is TGA approved and we uphold safety as a key principle that drives all of our decisions. When you buy one of our masks, you’ll the peace of mind to know that you’re going with the best of the best.
If you haven’t tried an LED light mask before, it’s about time that you did. It will completely change the way you think about your skincare routine. Try one today.