Light is a powerful biohacking tool. It can heal us, improve our mood, and protect and promote wellness. If you’re looking for a way to reduce wrinkles and look younger, red light therapy may be what you are missing! Red light has been shown to improve skin health by reducing inflammation, boosting collagen production, and fighting free radicals.
aging is inevitable, but with the right nutrients and therapies, you can slow down its process. Our bodies require energy for various biological functions like collagen production and repair which means that if we provide more of these key factors in our diet and lifestyle there will be an increase on how quickly your cells restore themselves after injury (making them healthier).
In this blog post, we’ll discuss how red light therapy can deliver the vital energy your body needs to help improve your skin health, and we’ll also introduce you to the red light mask – the ultimate skincare tool!
What is red light therapy and how does it work?
Red light therapy is a type of light therapy that uses red and near-infrared light to improve skin health. Red light therapy has been shown to increase collagen production, reduce inflammation, and fight free radicals. It can also help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage.
How does red light therapy work to improve skin? One theory is through the process of photobiomodulation. photobiomodulation occurs when visible or UV rays strike living biological tissue and trigger an electrical response. This process can be seen in photosynthesis where sunlight strikes a plant’s leaf to convert it into energy for its cells.
So, how does light energy improve skin?
Since our bodies require energy to perform biological functions like collagen production, repair, and cell turn over the more energy and nutrients available for those skin cells (distribution and availability are key), the more quickly your cells will repair and restore themselves to mitigate the daily effects of aging.
The discovery of photobiomodulation has revolutionized the way we think about healing. This process was first discovered in 1979, when researchers found that certain lights could trigger reactions and therapeutic benefits on animals. In later studies it became clear just what kind of light was responsible: visible LEDs produce a low-level UVB LED, which is absorbed by living cells to generate electricity; then used as an energy source by structures such as proteins & DNA without damaging either structure itself.
When red light strikes a cell, the light is absorbed by molecules, called cytochrome C oxidase, which increases the rate of ATP production. ATP is basically the fuel molecule of our cells. ATP is a fule our body needs to have the energy for things like growing more cells, producing collagen, or synthesizing proteins.
In summary, red light therapy is a targeted way to energize and revitalize skin cells to perform the vital healing functions we need to stay young and even reverse signs of aging!
The benefits of red light therapy for skin
Red light therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage. It can also help improve the appearance of skin by increasing collagen production, reducing inflammation, and fighting free radicals. Red light therapy is a targeted way to energize and revitalize skin cells to perform the vital healing functions we need to stay young.
The body’s natural processes of repair and restoration are attempts by the skin to return itself back into a youthful state. The processes to restore your skin all require vital energy in order to function properly. Red light therapy can help provide the energy your skin needs to repair and restore itself, resulting in younger-looking skin.
The more energy available for cellular function, such as collagen production or cell turnover will lead to not only faster- but also better results when mitigating the daily effects of aging!
Benefits of red light include:
– Slowing down the aging process
– Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
– Evens out skin tone
– Fights free radicals
– Boosts collagen production
– Leaves skin looking younger and more radiant than ever before.
– Makes you feel confident about your appearance!
My most noticeable improvement when using red light masks is the reducing inflammation in my face. Inflammation of the face is redness, swelling, and pain. It can be caused by many things such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, allergies, and more. Personally, I find that red light therapy really helps soothe my skin when it’s feeling tired, inflamed, and irritated.
How to use red light therapy to achieve younger-looking skin?
There are a few ways to use red light therapy to achieve younger-looking skin. You can use a red light mask, red light handheld device, or red light bed. The red light mask is the most popular way to use red light therapy. The mask fits comfortably over your face and delivers red light to your skin.
The handheld device is great for targeted areas, such as around the eyes or on the forehead. The red light bed delivers red light therapy to your entire body at once. Red light therapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to achieve younger-looking skin. There are no side effects and you can use it as often as you like.
Red light therapy and acne
Did you know light can actually heal and prevent acne?
Acne is caused by many things, such as bacteria, inflammation, and clogged pores. Red light therapy can help reduce all of these causes, which can help improve and reduce acne.
Red light therapy is a safe and effective way to treat acne. It can help reduce redness, inflammation, and bacteria. Acne scarring is one of the most damageing effects of acne. Luckily, since Red light therapy can also help stimulate collagen production and cell turnover. This can help improve the appearance of acne scars. Red light therapy is a non-invasive alternative to medication and other expensive treatments.
Blue light helps treat acne by targeting the bacteria that cause acne. Blue light therapy can be done at home with a blue light device or in a dermatologist’s office. Many red light masks come with a setting for blue light. Keep in mind having a full spectrum or mask with the blue and red light settings.
Red and blue light therapy can be used together to help treat acne. The red light helps reduce inflammation and redness, while the blue light helps reduce the bacteria that causes acne. This combination can help improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the occurrence of breakouts.
How red light therapy reduces wrinkles?
We spend a lot to help boost and retain collagen.
Red light therapy can help reduce wrinkles by stimulating collagen production and cell turnover. Collagen is a protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity. As we age, our body produces less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles. Red light therapy can help improve the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.
Cell turnover is the process where old cells are replaced by new cells. As we age, our cell turnover slows down, which can lead to a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of our skin. This can make our skin look dull and dry. Red light therapy can help improve cell turnover, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Red light therapy to fight pain and skin issues on the body.
We’ve been focusing largely on the cosmetic benefits of redlight therapy, like how it can reduce wrinkles, and fight acne, but red light can do so much more to improve your health and appearance.
Red light therapy can also help with pain relief. It can be used to relieve pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, and more. Red light therapy can also help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and even cellulite.
How can light have all these benefits? Remember- red light helps your cells produce fuel- that fuel can be used to perform healing tasks that repair and restore the skin and tissues in your body.
Arthritis and migranes for example are largely caused by inflammation. Red light therapy can help reduce inflammation, which can lead to pain relief.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body. It is often treated with medication, but red light therapy can be used as a natural alternative or in addition to medication. Red light therapy can help improve the quality of life for those with fibromyalgia by reducing pain.
Red light therapy can also help improve the quality of life in so many ways!
How to get started with red light therapy?
If you’re interested in red light therapy, there are a few ways to get started. You can purchase a red light device for home use or visit a spa or dermatologist that offers red light therapy treatments. It largely depends on your budget and frequency of use.
You can get started with a simple red light mask for as little as thirty dollars ($30) and go as far as devices for one thousand dollars ($1000). So finding the right device and routine for your needs requires answering a few key questions:
- How often will you use a red light mask?
- What is your budget?
- What areas do you plan to target? Face, neck, hands, body?
- Will you want to use it for pain relief?
- Would you want to move around, even do household chorse and slip in red light therapy or will you prefer to stay still during self-care?
I hope this article has shined a light on the many skin benefits and life-improving qualities of red light therapy. Too many people overlook the power and biohacking capability of red light. If you have any questions about red light therapy or are looking for a device, I’d be happy to help you out. You can reach out and schedule a free consultation.
Red light therapy is an exciting and affordable way to improve your skin and overall health. Give it a try and see for yourself!