Since scientific research revealed the many benefits of light therapy, skin treatments need no longer rely solely on OTC or prescription products. Although many may seek therapy from a licensed dermatologist or spa specialist, a number of consumer products provide cost-effective means of treating skin at home. Hand-held wands and light panels are a couple of options. However, light therapy masks offer a hands-free alternative. The masks are affordable and are designed to resolve a variety of skin conditions.
|Angel Kiss Phototherapy Mask|
|Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask|
|Project E Beauty Skin Care Mask|
|Newkey Skin Care Mask|
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Angel Kiss Phototherapy Mask
The mask created by Angel Kiss emits light at seven different wavelengths, which makes the device ideal for treating a number of skin problems. The versatility of the mask also enables multiple household members to get the benefits of light therapy. Each mask contains 160 LEDs capable of emitting light from blue to red wavelengths. Each colored light carries significant meaning.
- Blue-463 nm-Kills the bacteria known to cause acne and other blemishes
- Cyan-470 nm-Helps reduce inflammation
- Light blue-510 nm-Offers soothing relief from inflammation caused by allergies or breakouts
- Green-527 nm-Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
- Dark purple-640 nm-Helps eliminate lines and evens skin tone
- Purple-600 nm-Stimulates lymph activity
- Red-650 nm-Red lights dilate blood vessels, which enhances blood flow. The wavelength additionally stimulates cellular mitochondria to increase energy production, which hastens cell replication in addition to encouraging collagen and elastin production.
The mask comes with an attachable elastic strap, which keeps the mask in place while in a sitting position. The device can also be used while in a reclining position. A remote control enables you to program the treatment time, choose the color of the treatment and adjust the intensity of the light.
Simply wash your face, pat your skin dry and allow your face to air dry. Plug the mask into the remote control. Plug the remote control into a standard wall outlet. Press the power button. Set the timer and color. Adjust the light intensity by depressing the energy button. Press the on/off button to start the treatment. For optimal results, the manufacturer recommends undergoing 20 minute treatment sessions two to three times weekly. Facial skin begins showing signs of improvement after approximately four weeks of continued use.
The durable Angel Kiss light therapy mask is designed to provide up to 10 years of loyal service. However, the device comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty against possible defects.
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask
If your primary skin problem involves mild to moderate acne, the Neutrogena mask might be right for you. The lightweight mask looks very similar to the protective gear worn by welders. However, the light therapy device is all white and weighs a mere 11 ounces. The mask is fitted with eyeglass-like ear pieces that hold the device in place when in use. You simply put the device on as if putting on a pair of glasses. The mask completely covers the facial area with the exception of a transparent window across the eye region.
Inside, the mask contains a combination of 13 red and 13 blue lights. The wavelength at which the blue lights shine are designed to kill acne bacteria, which is responsible for the majority of breakouts. The red lights are designed to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow and boost cellular energy, which encourages faster cell replication. While proven effective against acne, the lights are not as effective if needing to eliminate blackheads or cysts.
After cleansing your skin with your favorite product, plug the remote into the mask. Make sure the plug is fully inserted and no metal from the plug is visible. Put on the mask. Press the power button and hold for at least one full second. There are no adjustments to make or time to set. The activator remote automatically provides a full 10 minutes of treatment and then turns the mask off.
As the device is battery-powered, you can move about freely and engage in any number of activities during your treatment session. Although the mask is highly affordable, the remote activator is only good for 30 treatments. After which time, the unit must be replaced.
Neutrogena offers a 30-day money back guarantee. The company’s customer service representatives are also very helpful if having any questions or problems with the device.
Project E Beauty LED Photon Therapy Skin Care Mask
The photon therapy skin mask was created to improve skin’s appearance whether you want to reduce the visible signs of aging or have a problem with mild to moderate acne. The durable device looks similar to what an ice hockey goalie might wear. The mouth area features a slight upturned smile. The mask is contoured to fit naturally over the face. At a weight of two pounds, some might feel the mask is somewhat cumbersome. Nevertheless, the hands-free design allows you to read, watch TV or just relax and listen to music during each session.
The unit comes with an adjustable strap to keep the mask securely in place. The interior features 150 LED lights which emit visible light at either a red, blue or green wavelength. The blue lights operate on a wavelength of 463 nm and are designed to kill the bacteria associated with causing acne. The blue wavelength also inhibits the production of sebaceous glands. With a reduction in oil production, pores are less likely to become clogged and provide an environment for bacterial colonies. Blue light is additionally helpful for healing skin plagued with psoriasis or rosacea.
The green lights function on a wavelength of 527 nm. They work in combination with red light to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
The red wavelength of 650 nm increases blood circulation, which helps nourish cells. The added oxygen and nutrition enable cells to replicate more quickly. Red lights also encourage collagen and elastin production.
The digital remote control mechanism is all you need to turn the mask on, choose the appropriate treatment color, adjust the light intensity and set the treatment time length. The accompanying instruction manual provides easy-to-follow directions and helpful hints. Project E Beauty LED Photon Therapy masks come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Newkey Skin Care Mask
The Newkey product is appropriate for all skin types and is designed to improve the condition of skin suffering from various problems. Each sturdy mask features more than 100 LED lights, which emit light in a wide range of wavelengths on the visible light spectrum. Although the mask completely covers the face, there are openings for the eyes, nose and mouth. Bracket arms attach to either side of the mask to hold the device firmly in place when worn while the user is in a sitting position.
The seven wavelength spectrum includes:
- Blue-463 nm for killing acne causing bacteria, reduces oil gland production
- Cyan-470 nm for reducing inflammation
- Clear blue-510 nm for reducing inflammation and desensitizing allergy prone skin
- Green-527 nm for smoothing fines lines and wrinkles
- Yellow-590 nm for enhancing lymph flow, which boosts immunity
- Purple-600 nm for diminishing uneven skin tones and helping to reduce wrinkling
- Red-650 nme for increasing blood circulation, hasten skin cell replication, increasing collagen and elastin production to restore skin plumpness.
The mask comes with a digital remote control that enables you to turn the mask on/off, set the timer, determine the treatment color and adjust the intensity of the chosen light. Although the timer goes up to one hour in duration, the manufacturer recommends treatments sessions not extend beyond 15 to 20 minutes per color. Depending on the type of treatment needed, the mask can be worn daily for acne therapy or two to three times weekly for anti-aging effects.
Although the LED lights do not emit heat, treatment may cause skin drying or a slight irritation. Treatments should be followed with toner and an oil-free moisturizer. Most users see visible results in four to 12 weeks time.
The fact that the mask has multiple wavelength capability means the device is suitable for different users having their own unique skin condition. For the convenience of consumers, Newkey offers a money-back guarantee and a warranty against defects.