Which Skincare Treatments Work Best With Light Therapy?
Far-infrared light therapy has been proven as an effective skincare treatment for facial conditions like acne, pimples, hyperpigmentation, blemishes and so much more. It doesn’t stop there! Light therapy face masks like the LOOKEE® G-Mask can be used alongside skincare products to maximize their effectiveness.
What is Far-infrared Light Therapy?
Just like topical skin care products, light can penetrate and be absorbed by the receptors of the skin. In far-infrared therapy, light wavelengths between 6 - 14 microns (also known as the “Light of Life”) are used to treat facial conditions. Since these wavelengths are consistent with those naturally emitted by the human body, they help promote cellular regeneration. Hence, far-infrared therapy can dramatically enhance the health and function of your skin.
How Effective is Far-infrared Light Therapy?
A study published by the National Library of Medicine focused on the effects of infrared radiation on skin photo-aging and pigmentation. It explored the use of infrared light for cosmetic purposes and performed an experiment on 20 patients who each suffered from wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and facial lesions caused by aging.
They were exposed to infrared light for a period of 6 months with evaluations done every 4 months.The study found that the treatment stimulated the skin's fibroblasts. This led to an increase in the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in significant improvements in the patient’s skin texture and roughness.
The Importance of Collagen
Collagen is an essential component of your skin's health. However, as we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen. The protein plays a major role in maintaining the skin's strength, elasticity and hydration. Hence, when our body stops producing collagen, we start to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing, as well as the skin looking more dull and saggy. This can be prevented through the use of skin treatments and even supplements.
Using the LOOKEE® G-Mask with Skincare Products
The LOOKEE® G-Mask can be used in conjunction with topical products such as face masks and serums to improve their overall effectiveness. By putting on the G-Mask beforehand, it opens up your pores for maximum absorption, and wearing the device after you’ve completed your skincare routine promotes synergetic absorption.
Our skin’s absorption increases by ten times its normal rate when the deep-skin temperature is increased by just 1-degree Celsius. However, If your skin temperature is below 28°C (82.4°F), your products won’t be absorbed as well due to your pores being closed. The G-Mask far infrared waves are able to surpass the surface skin, which allows for a phenomenal absorption boost. With daily use, the G-Mask will maximize the effectiveness of your facial skin care products & help you achieve unparalleled results.
The device has three temperature settings to suit your skin’s sensitivity. It automatically starts with the white light, at the low temperature of 122°F - 140°F (50°C - 60°C). As your skin gets used to the device, you can move up to the next level, which is the yellow light at a mid-temperature range of 140°F - 149°F (60°C - 65°C). Finally, once your skin has gradually improved, you can try red light, at the high temperature of 149°F - 158°F (65°C - 70°C). Each session lasts 30 to 40 minutes.
Whether it’s used alongside other products, or by itself, the G-Mask can help produce the following results:
- Skin rejuvenation & restoration.
- Brightens skin to fade blemishes, hyperpigmentation & dark spots.
- Smoothing fine lines & wrinkles.
- Increasing blood circulation & skin metabolism.
- Tightening skin & shrinking pores.
- Strengthening skin immunity & tolerance.
Safety around The LOOKEE® G-Mask
Many individuals opt for infrared light therapy as it is non-invasive and painless, but can it have aftereffects? The answer to that would be based on pre-existing skin conditions. Specialists recommend infrared light therapy to individuals with sensitive skin as an alternative to harsher forms of skincare. Far infrared won’t cause burning or tingling sensations even with extended use.
However, it is essential to note that you should consult a dermatologist before using the LOOKEE® G-Mask if you suffer from rashes. Also, the device should not be used in conjunction with facial skincare products that increase sensitivity to heat. These include whitening products, propylene glycol, acids, or alcohols.
In summation, far infrared light therapy has been shown to assist with cellular repair and help get rid of various skin conditions. The far-infrared G-mask uses light therapy to remove acne, blemishes and fine lines. It also warms the skin to stimulate better absorption rates. This allows other facial products to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and thus improves their overall effectiveness.