As crazy as this may look, Phototherapy has become a daily part of my skin care routine. As a teenager, I suffered with acne all throughout high school. I remember my mother taking me to the dermatologist and being given all type of prescription creams that seemed to make my skin look worse. It wasn’t until college that I discovered a skin care center that was much different than the traditional dermatologist offices I had visited before with no success. At the skincare center, there was a spa like atmosphere that I really liked, but I didn’t care how nice the building was if they couldn’t clear my acne. It was there that I was introduced to Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Phototherapy. For the Phototherapy, I would lay under LED lights that changed from green to blue to red. Each color doing a different job. Below are some of the benefits of Phototherapy.
- Reduce and prevent wrinkles, helps fight fatty areas
- Kill Bacteria, Virus, Stimulate Circulation, Eliminate Acne, Pimples
- Improve skin elasticity
- Collagen Boosting and Skin Tightening
I would alternate all three and within weeks, my face was clearer then it had ever been in my young adult life. I had finally found my cure. That was until I moved to another state where I was unable to find these services. For years I was clear of major breakouts and after a good six months of no treatments, I noticed the breakouts starting to return. I was determined to find a solution, even if it meant flying back home once a month for treatments, but to my devastation the skincare center closed and finding these treatments became even more difficult. I took to the internet.
To my surprise I was able to find light therapy masks that I could purchase and use at home. These mask were only good for 30 days each but I was fine with that as long as I could buy more. Well my skin was back on track and every month I bought a new mask. All was right with the world. Until the company decided to temporarily discontinue selling the mask so they could redesign it. I was devastated…again, and again, I took to the internet. This time I found a new mask. Much more expensive but a permanent one. Finally, a long term solution. I use this everyday for the most part, I even pack it with me when I travel. It has been the best addition to my beauty routine so I don’t mind looking like Michael Myers for 30 minutes a day. The results are worth it!