How do LED light therapy masks work?
Light therapy masks stimulate cell production within the body, which increases your body's healing process.
This results in decreased inflammation, as well as enhanced production of collagen, or the building blocks of your skin. A boost in collagen is a great thing, especially if you want to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin tone and texture.
Are light therapy masks actually effective?
While no studies have been conducted on brand-specific LED masks, there is lots of research backing up light therapy in general—and it goes back 40 years. In fact, NASA first began studying the capabilities of LED lights back in the 1980s. Initially using them to speed up the plant growing process, they eventually discovered that red lights helped heal the wounds of astronauts in outer space by encouraging the collagen production process.
How to use a light therapy mask?
Simply clean your face first and use it for 15 to 30 minutes daily or as needed. While it isn't a bad excuse to kick back and relax at the end of the day, you might want to wait until after your treatment to kick-off happy hour, as you might have trouble sipping your cocktail.