There has been a phototherapy beauty device craze all over social media and beauty storesalike but these mostly focus on the potential of red light for treating skin complaints. Let's not forget about red's trusted wrinkle and bacteria fighting light partner, blue light. Blue light has been used in medical settings to sanitize and disinfect for many years and has been part of a successful industry supporting most clinical offices. But blue light has also been proven to kill bacteria on animal and human tissues without any negative side effects. Because of this, a whole new industry of blue light treatment is starting to boom. Now available in at-home devices, blue light phototherapy is a must-add to your weekly skincare routine due to it's many skin benefits.
TREATS wrinkle, acne, sun damage, rosacea, and psoriasis
Commonly paired with at-home red light devices, blue light delivers wrinkle, acne, sun damage, rosacea, and psoriasis fighting light that penetrates the dermal level of your skin (underneath the dermis layer). With a wavelength between approximately 390 and 500 nm, blue light can penetrate skin more deeply than both UVA and UVB rays.
HOW TO USE IT
Blue light treatments are not need frequently,
Dermatologists recommend a 15 minute session about six weeks apart.
"Research shows blue light from electronic devices can lead to changes in your skin cells, including cell shrinkage and death. These speed up the aging process. Even exposures as short as 60 minutes can trigger these changes. Too much blue light could also lead to pigmentation".
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