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What Is LED Light Therapy + Aftercare Tips

Indulge in the luxury of a radiant, refreshed countenance with the magic of LED light therapy, a groundbreaking skincare treatment taking the dermatology world by storm. Utilizing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to generate specific wavelengths of light, this cutting-edge technology can help those who seek an elevated, at-home treatment to address a multitude of skin concerns

While LED light therapy is a relatively gentle treatment, it’s still important to follow an aftercare routine to extend your smooth, glowing results. By using rich products crafted with the wisdom of nature and the innovation of science, you can support your skin through this journey and on to the next.

Let’s delve into the fascinating world of LED light therapy, and discuss how you can take advantage of soothing aftercare by adjusting your skincare routine and prioritizing richly nourishing ingredients to pair with your therapy treatments.

What Is LED Light Therapy?

LED light therapy, a technology once employed by NASA for plant growth experiments in space, has now been harnessed by the skincare industry to provide exceptional benefits for your skin. LED Light therapy may help address skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, sun damage, and fine lines, among others. 

The technology utilizes different wavelengths of light, such as red LED light, blue LED light, and near-infrared light, each penetrating the skin at different depths to stimulate skin cells and encourage a wide variety of benefits.

How Does LED Light Therapy Work?

When the gentle wavelengths emitted by LED light therapy penetrate the skin, they activate cellular processes that can support wound healing, encourage collagen production, and suppress acne-causing bacteria, to name a few. 

Red light therapy, for instance, is lauded for its ability to combat fine lines, break up spots of excess pigmentation, and promote skin rejuvenation. Blue light therapy, on the other hand, is a powerhouse for combatting breakouts.

The versatility of this treatment is further increased by the fact that different wavelengths can be combined in a single session or LED light therapy device, allowing personalized treatments tailored to the unique needs of each skin type

Even better, whether you use a medical-grade or an at-home device, this treatment requires no downtime. You can leave your light therapy treatment session and go about your day without worrying about recovery time.

What Are the Benefits of LED Light Therapy?

One of the numerous reasons why LED light therapy is adored by dermatologists and skincare enthusiasts alike is the breadth of its benefits, which cater to a wide variety of skin concerns

For Breakouts

Blue light therapy is excellent for tackling acne-related issues. The blue LED light targets the sebaceous or oil glands, which are often overactive in those with acne-prone skin. It also kills acne-causing bacteria on the skin's surface, effectively helping to clear and prevent breakouts.

For Visible Signs of Aging

One of the most celebrated effects of red light therapy is its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. These proteins are essential for maintaining the skin's elasticity and firmness. 

When exposed to red light, fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin, become more active. This results in an increase in collagen production, which can improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

For Discoloration

LED light therapy can also help reduce the appearance of dark spots that come from sun damage and breakouts. It can help to promote a more even skin tone over time, making it a useful skincare step for anyone looking to even out their complexion.

For Redness

Infrared light, invisible to the naked eye, penetrates deeper into the skin to ease irritation and support the healing process. This can help with redness, which is often a reaction to harsh skincare products or intense skincare treatments.

What Does Aftercare for LED Light Therapy Look Like?

Navigating the world of post-LED light therapy skincare can be tricky, but we've got you covered. After a therapy session, you can support your skin with a rich, soothing regimen that nourishes, hydrates, and protects. Our products are specifically designed to meet these needs, combining the power of nature with scientifically backed formulations. 

Here, we'll explore some aftercare tips and three key products that can provide the essential aftercare your skin needs, each playing a unique role in maintaining and enhancing the results of your LED therapy sessions.

Use a Gentle Cleanser

To prep your skin for your LED light therapy session, start with a gentle cleanser. Many cleansers use ingredients designed to strip your skin of its natural oils, which can contribute to dryness, redness, and irritation. 

Instead, you may want to use a cleanser that leaves your skin feeling soft, supple, and nourished. By using the right cleanser to prime your skin, you can make sure it’s ready for all of the benefits of your LED light therapy session.

Try our Cleansing Oil Balm. This cleansing balm is formulated with organic olive oil and organic olive leaf water from our very own olive trees, grown here on our regenerative Sicilian farm. This dual-phase cleanser gently removes buildup while leaving behind vitamins and antioxidants that can support your skin during your treatment.

Follow With a Powerful Serum

After you use your cleanser and LED light therapy device, you’re ready to apply your serum. Serums are a great way to deliver targeted, powerful ingredients to your skin, which can help you amplify the effects of your LED light therapy.

For instance, our Face & Eye Serum is a versatile star that shines on both the face and eye area. This topical serum is designed to deliver potent hydration while targeting fine lines and uneven skin tone, encouraging a glowing and rejuvenated appearance.

Look for a Soothing Moisturizer

Once you’ve applied your brightening serum, it’s important to lock in those ingredients with a soothing and deeply hydrating moisturizer. A high-quality moisturizer can keep your skin from drying out, which can contribute to redness, breakouts, and dark spots — which are exactly what you’re trying to address with your LED light therapy.

Our Daily Renewal Cream envelopes the skin in a cocoon of nourishment and protection, helping lock in the benefits of your LED therapy and other treatments. Infused with powerful antioxidants and proteins, it can support a firm and youthful complexion, helping to extend the results of your LED light therapy.

In the mornings, finish off your skincare routine with broad-spectrum sunscreen. LED light therapy can cause you to be sensitive to ultraviolet light, so it’s important to protect yourself from both types of UV rays after your treatment.

The Luminous Finale

As we navigate our way through the world of skincare, it's inspiring to discover the power of light and its influence on our skin's health and radiance. Unleashing the power of different wavelengths to address diverse skin conditions, LED light therapy is a testament to the extraordinary progress in skincare science. 

As with any skin treatment, aftercare following an at-home or in-office LED light treatment is key to extending your results. By using products rich in nourishing ingredients, such as those we harvest from our organic farm in Sicily, you can support your skin during and after the treatment process.


Phototherapy With Light Emitting Diodes | National Library of Medicine

Low-level red plus near infrared lights combination induces expressions of collagen and elastin in human skin in vitro | PubMed 

NASA Research Illuminates Medical Uses of Light | NASA

Elastin | Cleveland Clinic


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