LED Light Therapy For Acne

About three weeks ago I had my facial with Shani. If you guys aren't familiar with Shani, you should follow her on Instagram (click here). She offers amazing skincare tips. Unfortunately, her practice is closed but I always try and share the advice she gives me that does wonders for your skin.

Anyway, back to my last visit. As I've mentioned many times before, I suffer from cystic acne. I had it here and there in high school, but it wasn't until I turned 28 (yup, 28) that I started getting it more frequently. NOT NORMAL. I'm even on medication to try and prevent it (but it doesn't help 100%). Shani suggested that I invest in a LightStim for home. During her facials, she uses a professional size LED light therapy. The idea that I could get a mini version to use at night sounded like a dream.

Before I purchased my own I reached out to LightStim to see if they would want to collaborate. As I mentioned above, I love sharing Shani's skincare advice as it may be helpful for you guys too. LightStim sent me their LightStim for acne. I've been using it every night since I got it and so far, I'm obsessed.

Hopefully, the below answers all the questions you have about it. If you have any other questions just let me know!

How does it work? 

LightStim is an LED light therapy. It works by delivering light energy by emitting UV-free light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body's natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells. The light has a variety of benefits, including reducing inflammation, healing the skin and destroying acne bacteria.

How does it help with acne?

As LightStim explains on their website,  acne breakouts occur when our glands produce an excess amount of oil (for me, it's right before the time of month). The excess oil clogs pores that allows bacteria to develop and grow, which can lead to acne (and if you're unlucky, like me, it leads to cystic acne deep under the skin).

The LightStim for Acne includes blue and red lights. The blue lights destroy the bacteria and the red lights reduce redness.

How do I use it?

The LightStim has a built-in 3-minute timer. You place the light directly on your skin and wait for three minutes. When the timer goes off, move the light to the next area and repeat. I generally treat my chin/jawline area, placing it in 4 different spots (so a total of 12 minutes).


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