Loved by celebrities, influencers and skincare experts, LED light therapy has been used for decades to treat all kinds of skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and dark patches.
Nowadays, you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds in salons to access this revolutionary skin treatment - we’re bringing you affordable, easy to use LED light therapy solutions you can use in the comfort of your own home.
THE SCIENCE-Y BIT 👩🏻🔬
WHAT IS LED LIGHT THERAPY?
Light is a form of energy. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode (aka the 'bulb'). The electromagnetic spectrum is measured in wavelengths, and varies from Gamma Rays to Radio Waves. In the middle, you have the visible light spectrum. Concentrated visible light (i.e. the colours of the rainbow) can be used to stimulate the skin to treat different conditions.
Depending on how long or short these wavelengths are (measured in ‘nm’), they penetrate the skin at different depths, triggering different responses. The science can be a bit much but all you need to remember is different lights target different skin concerns.
LED Light Therapy has been around since the sixties and used by scientists and salons for everything from growing plants to healing wounds. It is not a new technology, but only recently has it become compact enough and affordable enough for people to use in their own homes. LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive and completely painless treatment that can slot easily into your daily skincare routine.
Keep reading to learn more about which light therapies and LED skincare devices can benefit you.
Red LED light therapy improves skin firmness and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a more radiant glow.
Penetrating the deepest of the 3 light therapies, red light reaches the deep tissue to encourage cell renewal and boost collagen production. It has been known to help heal wounds, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improve skin conditions such as Rosacea, Psoriasis and Eczema.
YELLOW LIGHT THERAPY
Yellow LED light therapy stimulates blood flow to the skin. It can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, leaving skin feeling more radiant and glowing.
Yellow light reaches below the skin’s surface, where your blood vessels are. When the energy of the LED light stimulates blood flow, not only does this bring more oxygen to the area, but it also helps to remove toxins. This can result in the skin looking more radiant - giving it a ‘glow’. Yellow LED light therapy has been known to help the symptoms of rosacea, reduce the appearance of dark patches (hyperpigmentation) and fine lines + wrinkles.
BLUE LIGHT THERAPY
Blue LED light therapy targets oil producing follicles, making them less active. It decongests below the skin’s surface and regular use can treat spots, blemishes and reduce the appearance of scars.
At the shortest wavelength, blue LED light works at the surface of the skin and has been shown to kill the bacteria that causes acne. It’s important to remember that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to acne, or even one type of acne, and blue light therapy is not a guaranteed cure. However, it has been known to reduce activity in sebaceous glands and inflammation. Always consult your doctor for further advice on acne.
CLEANSE + TREAT
XO LIGHTS OUT LED CLEANSING BRUSH
Treat wrinkles, blemishes and dull skin as part of your daily cleansing routine with the XO LightsOut Tri Colour LED Micro-Sonic Silicone Cleansing Brush. Choose your light treatment, apply any cleanser and allow the vibrations to deep cleanse pores while the LED treats below the skin’s surface, leaving skin feeling radiant.
Use XO LightsOut as a part of your daily cleansing routine. Suitable for use with any cleanser, simply select your light treatment, activate the micro-sonic vibrations and let XO LightsOut supercharge your skincare.
Treat wrinkles, blemishes and dull skin in just 15 minutes with the GetLit Tri Colour LED Face Mask. This lightweight, portable and super comfortable LED treatment will take your home facials up a level, leaving skin feeling radiant.
GetLit slots easily into your skincare routine. Once your skin is fully cleansed, apply a serum or sheet mask (optional), pop the LED Face Mask on and choose your light therapy. The mask is portable so feel free to go about the house or sit back and relax for the duration of your treatment. GetLit will automatically shut off after 15 minutes, then you can complete your skincare routine and admire your glowing complexion!
Lines, blemishes, freckles, pimples - they're what make us unique and make us human. We want to represent real people and real skin, so we promise that all of our imagery is 100% un-retouched. Our devices and skincare are simply tools to help you feel confident in the gorgeous skin you're in.