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Have you heard the buzz about Red Light therapy? It can be used to treat many different issues, but I am going to focus on the incredible anti-aging benefits it has for your skin.
Red Light Therapy combines red and infrared light. So, what does that mean? Obviously light is not a new technology. I will get a little scientific so bear with me. Infrared is the level of light below red in the spectrum and is invisible to the human eye. It was discovered in the early 19th century. Red light is a visible light in the spectrum and has shorter wavelengths than infrared. Because of the two different wave lengths, they penetrate your skin at different levels and combined, they are a skin rejuvenating powerhouse.
NASA started using red light therapy in space to grow plants and then to heal astronauts’ wounds. Moving on the beauty industry, red and infrared light, used as a team, will boost elastin, accelerate the growth of healthy skin and produce more collagen, which in turn, reduces lines and wrinkles. The infrared light penetrates below the dermis and stimulates collagen production and essentially pushes the wrinkles up for smoother skin!
Red light therapy is completely non-invasive. It does NOT contain UV light so it will NOT damage the DNA in your skin.
Due to the use of LEDs (Light emitting diodes) the therapy is heatless
The red light stimulates the surface blood flow and increases the effectiveness of topicals used after the therapy
While, there are centers that offer the Red Light therapy, they are expensive and are not the comfort of your own home. The product that I use and recommend is the LED Red and Infrared mask from Retro Co. It is FDA cleared to remove wrinkles and is approved for home use. It is a UV-free technology using red and infrared LEDs. Because Retro Co is so confident in their products, they offer a 60 day love it guarantee. They offer a full size, L.E.D. Fast Facial Mask (my favorite) as well as an , which focuses more on your forehead and the space between your eyebrows.
Check out these before and after photos!
Disclaimer: This article is filled with my own thoughts through my own research and were not provided to me by Retro Co.