Light therapy masks have become increasingly popular over the years. If you haven’t heard about them, they’re at-home LED masks that can be used as part of your redhead skincare routine. They claim impressive health benefits such as brightening to anti-aging to acne-busting, but usually run a heavy price tag ($300-1000 each). We wanted to know, are they worth the money and the hype? To find out we asked Suyud Issa, a certified aesthetician and the co-founder of All Skin Care Talk.
H2BAR: Do LED face masks actually work?
Suyud Issa (SI): Yes! But I want to urge readers that there is still limited research on the long-term efficacy of LED face masks.
This is what we do know: LED face masks use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that deliver different wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin, providing a range of benefits. Depending on the light wavelength, colors, and intensity, LED face masks can provide a range of benefits, including:
- Stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture.
- Reducing redness, irritation, and inflammation that may result from acne breakouts.
- Increasing circulation to flush away toxins and improve skin cell health for a brighter complexion.
- Killing acne-causing bacteria to prevent breakouts.
- Helping to reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
H2BAR: Should someone with sensitive skin try a light therapy mask?
SI: LED Face masks are safe for all skin types and colors because the light emitted from these masks is considered to be non-invasive, which is gentle enough not to cause any redness, swelling, itch, and dryness; but if you’re concerned, LED face masks come with adjustable settings that allow users to customize the intensity of the light to suit their skin type and sensitivity.
H2BAR: Which brand do you recommend?
SI: There are several reputable brands that offer quality LED face masks. However, it’s important to do your research to make an informed decision about which one is right for your skin type and needs.
To ensure your safety, never buy an LED face mask that hasn’t been FDA improved.
Ultimately, the choice is up to you, but some popular choices include:
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