Skin Care

Benefits of LED lights, microcurrents, and ions on the skin

Microcurrent device home treatment

Is LED light good for your skin?

LED light skin therapy or phototherapy involves the use of artificially created ultraviolet light in a controlled environment to diminish and alleviate some common skin issues such as:

  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • vitiligo
  • damaged skin
  • inflammation
  • severe acne

Light therapy for facial skin is now used in beauty clinics to significantly improve aging skin’s general aspect and stimulate cell regeneration and boost collagen production. It works by giving out four separate colors that affect the skin differently:

  • The red light increases collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles on aging skin.
  • Blue light controls the natural oil production in the tissue, thus diminishing the look of acne. It is also known to kill bacteria.
  • The purple light helps cell regeneration and improves the firmness of facial skin.
  • green light is used to reduce the appearance of dark skin spots under the eye area.

The LED treatment for facial skin increased in popularity over the years.

With the advance of technology in the beauty industry, new products have been conceived, leading to the development of LED facial masks, handsets, and other small devices that can be used at home and even when away on a trip. 

LED light therapy is a modern non-invasive skin therapy for sun damage, wounds, acne, and other skin issues.

Project E Beauty Photon Skin Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask
Project E Beauty Photon Skin Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask

Microcurrent facial treatment

Beauty devices with wireless microcurrent energy stimulate the muscles under the facial skin and increase cell regeneration. The effects are almost immediately visible: a smoother, firmer, and sculpted visage without any pain or surgical procedures. 

The elastin fibers grow in their length, the collagen production doubles, and the skin is regenerated. 

Scientific research shows how the microcurrents also have a healing effect on the scarred areas- wounds, acne, other skin flaws, treating inflammation, and accelerating the healing process.

By stimulating the skin with a microcurrent facial treatment, blood circulation is encouraged, and lymphatic drainage is made more straightforward.

Other skin benefits of microcurrents include:

  • Pore tightening and reducing the occurrence of blackheads
  • Gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells
  • Smoother looking skin
  • Fine lines are visibly reduced
  • Skin puffiness is lessened through the lymphatic drainage
  • Reduces the damage done by sun exposure
NuFACE Mini Petite Facial Toning Device + Hydrating Leave-On Gel Primer
NuFACE Mini Petite Facial Toning Device + Hydrating Leave-On Gel Primer

A handheld device to use at home is an excellent idea as it could potentially save you money and time spent on visits to beauty clinics. However, the results might take a bit longer to show due to the recommended usage time for these devices.

Effects of ions on the skin

Positive and negative ions are molecules created by nature all around us. 

Negative ions are used in beauty due to their positive effects on the human dermis:

  • collagen production is stimulated
  • improve hydration
  • help beauty treatments (anti-wrinkle, serums, or creams) deeply penetrate the skin
  • kill bacteria (great for acne-prone skin)
  • relax the body, having a positive impact on the skin

The electrostatic pressure in positive ions penetrates deeply and removes the dirt accumulated in pores and skin folds. The result is deep-cleaned and relaxed skin ready for a moisturizing treatment.

Positive and negative ions will bind together during facial ion treatment. Beauty clinics offer this procedure at different prices, depending on their location.

However, the beauty market provides a variety of small devices that can be used for personal care.

IonPacific ionbox, Negative Ion Generator with Highest Output - Filterless Mobile Ionizer
IonPacific ionbox, Negative Ion Generator with Highest Output – Filterless Mobile Ionizer

Anyone can use handheld devices at home to benefit from the two types of ions and improve their skin’s general aspect. The idea is to alternate between the positive and the negative ions flow so that the right reaction is obtained, resulting in a cleaner, naturally glowing, and rejuvenated epidermis.

Skin-firming home tools

To sculpt, tighten the skin and gain a healthy younger looking visage, a wide variety of beauty devices can be found on the market:

One of the best choices is investing in a handheld device that incorporates the use of LED light, generates positive and negative ions, and uses microcurrents to reinvigorate the facial skin

These devices must be used with care and in accordance with the unique skin type of each one. If any adverse effects such as skin redness, itchiness, and dryness are observed, the treatment must be stopped immediately. Talk with a beauty clinician or a dermatologist if you have any doubts before or after using any of these beauty tools.

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