Elevate Your Red Light Therapy Results With Skin Care
If you’ve been on social media at all over the last year, you’re likely familiar with the term body positivity, a social movement meant to end discrimination against bodies with perceived flaws. This acceptance and celebration includes all skin types, tones, and textures.
Skin care enables you to fully embrace and love the skin you’re in while keeping it healthy and strong. One of the most effective ways to promote healthy skin is by elevating your routine with red light therapy skin care products.
LED Light Therapy Wands
Before exploring the various red light therapy skin care products, it’s important to make sure you have the right red light therapy device — like an LED light therapy wand — at your disposal.
Red light therapy works by energizing the skin, boosting activity on a cellular level. Red light encourages cell turnover and collagen production, which hydrates and strengthens the skin. It also promotes blood circulation and reduces inflammation.
Studies have demonstrated LED light therapy is an effective way to treat acne breakouts, address signs of aging like skin roughness, and rejuvenate the skin. Because of its anti-inflammatory and healing effects, light therapy is also used to treat a variety of other skin conditions, including canker sores, cold sores, and genital herpes.
Light therapy wands use light-emitting diodes to emit specific wavelengths of medically optimized light onto a small area of the skin. The compact devices are typically lightweight, easy to carry or pack for travel, and excellent for spot treating areas of concern.
The Luminance RED Acne Device, for example, is a handheld light therapy wand that uses red and blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria and encourage pimples to heal rapidly. One full treatment session takes only three minutes.
LED light therapy wands are excellent for spot-treating other skin conditions as well. The Luminance RED Lip Sore Treatment Device, for instance, uses concentrated wavelengths of light to heal cold sores around the mouth and prevent new sores from forming. We also offer a light therapy wand for genital herpes outbreaks to target sores, promote healing, and increase time between breakouts.
Now that you understand the power of LED light therapy, let’s explore red light therapy skin care products.
Red Light Therapy Skin Care Products
Some of the most effective types of red light therapy skin care products are serums.
Contrary to popular belief, serums are not a type of moisturizer. They’re not watery like toners or thick like creams, and they’re usually applied between these two steps in a skincare routine.
A serum is a highly concentrated liquid product designed to target specific skincare concerns. When choosing a serum, pay close attention not only to the active ingredients, but also to the concentration of each active ingredient.
It’s essential to perform a skin test before applying a new skincare product to your entire face. Apply the serum to a small area of skin first. If you notice an adverse reaction, such as a rash, excessive redness, or pain, consult a healthcare professional. You may need a new serum with a different active ingredient.
Types of Serums for Red Light Therapy
The type of serum you choose will depend on your skincare goals. Once you determine what benefits you’re after, you can decide which serums will pair best with your red light therapy treatments.
Here’s a quick overview of the best red light therapy skin care products available as serums:
If you suffer from dry, cracked skin that doesn’t respond to moisturizers, a hydrating serum is an excellent choice.
Moisturizers and creams help treat dry skin by adding additional oil. Serums, on the other hand, treat dehydrated skin by helping the skin cells retain more moisture.
Look for hydrating serums with glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which pair well with red light therapy treatments.
Caring for aging skin is about more than aesthetics. The right skincare routine can reverse damage caused by the sun, air pollutants, and stress.
Like red light therapy, anti-aging serums stimulate collagen production in the skin. Ingredients commonly found in anti-aging serums include alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, and vitamin A.
Brightening serums smooth and lift the skin, making it appear revitalized. Ingredients such as vitamin C and vitamin E even out the skin’s tone and heal dark spots from scars, aging, or sun exposure.
Hyperpigmentation also responds to alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, another common ingredient in brightening serums.
If you have acne-prone skin, finding the right serum may take additional time, especially if your skin is sensitive. You may need to test a few different options before you find one that works for you.
Look for ingredients that help skin cells turn over and heal faster, like retinol, as well as AHAs like glycolic acid. Red light therapy and glycolic acid make a great acne-fighting team.
Some serums address multiple issues by using a mixture of ingredients. However, these serums are few and far between.
Dermatology is constantly advancing. If you can’t find a serum that addresses everything you want to accomplish, watch the market. The next breakthrough might be right around the corner.
Here’s a tip: Keep an eye on the Luminance RED shop page. Different types of light-therapy-boosting serums will be available for purchase very soon.
Red Light Therapy Skincare Products: Final Thoughts
Adding serums to your skincare routine is an excellent way to elevate your red light therapy results.
As you search for the right serum, remember that not all red light therapy skin care products are created equal. Pay close attention to the concentration of key ingredients, and remember that sometimes, less is more. Your skin may not tolerate high concentrations of harsher substances!
With a little patience and education, a combination of serums and red light therapy can take your skincare to the next level.