How to Combine Facial Light Therapy with Essential Oils (video & more)
One of the most popular recent trends in facial skin care is light therapy. Typically, a device containing Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) in the red spectrum is used. Other color spectrum LEDs can also used (blue or green spectrum are common) depending on the desired result for your skin. On this page (in videos and text) I’ll share resources below, on how the most widely-used color; red light, with Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) devices work, and how you can you combine these red LLLT treatments with essential oils.
These new light therapy devices are becoming very small in size, and I’ll show you how you can get one of the latest and smallest hand-held devices with a special discount code you can use, shown on the page.
At first glance, therapies using red, blue or green spectrum light may seem a bit dubious. How can beaming light on your face actually help change visible elements of your skin? By the way; red light is commonly used to revive aging-skin because red light can go deep (infrared) and has the potential to encourage new growth [see video below]; blue light to treat acne [blue light reduces bacteria on your skin]; green light to treat skin discoloration…
Why Light Energy is Powerful Few folks would argue light has zero effect on our skin. Anyone who has experienced sunburn knows different! Light energy (from the Sun for example) has the potential to drastically affect your skin’s; tone, color, health, level of damage and more. Light energy can be powerful – this much we can all agree on. So how does light therapy intend to repair and rejuvenate?
According to this medical article at the US Govt National Institutes of Health, “skin responds well to red and near-infrared wavelengths delivered at the correct parameters with therapeutic intent. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was discovered in the late 1960s, but only in recent times has it been widely applied in dermatology. The introduction of LED devices has reduced many of the concerns formerly associated with lasers, such as expense, safety concerns and the need for trained personnel to operate them”.
“Stem cells can be activated allowing increased tissue repair and healing. In dermatology, LLLT has beneficial effects on wrinkles, acne scars, hypertrophic scars, and healing of burns. LLLT can reduce UV damage”. Source; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803
VIDEO: How Does Infrared Light Therapy Work?
As the video shows, light therapy has wide & valid use in dermatology and other areas of medicine. Are there ways to use this technology at home, and combine therapies with essential oils? The good news is; yes there are.
Safe Essential Oils for use with Light Therapy Here are the most popular oils for facial care, used in combination with light therapy, these oils are not photosensitive (and can therefore be considered safe to use with light therapy); frankincense, ylang-ylang, rose geranium, carrot seed, myrrh, and tamanu oils. You should always dilute your essential oils for skin care.
Avoid using certain essential oils that may cause photosensitive reactions, such as these oils; bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, cumin, lavender or lemon oils with light therapy – because those essential oils can cause skin photosensitivity / skin discoloration when exposed to sunlight (or other light). More info on popular essential oils for facial skin care here.
How do Hand-Held Light Therapy Devices Work? One recent device released in the USA by Swiss-Ultimate Labs is the 3-in-1 Galvanic Spa Facial Rejuvenation & LED Photon Therapy device. DETAILS HERE. The device uses three advanced therapies to enhance facial skin appearance, described below;
- red-yellow, green & blue-spectrum LED light therapy
- small pulses of electrical charge to gently push treatments even deeper (iontophoresis)
- additional high-tech methods, developed in recent times
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