LED light therapy and sun damaged skin
Did you know that UV rays account for over 80 percent of skin ageing? Now I know the sun can be incredibly therapeutic and many modern day ailments can be tied back to a lack of sunshine, however that doesn't mean we should go outside and get burned to a crisp, but it does mean we should let the sun touch unprotected skin and eyes throughout the day for a few minutes. Go in and out of the sun regularly enough so you don’t burn and if that’s not an option then it’s important to wear a broad spectrum mineral sunscreen, protective clothing, and sunglasses. Mineral sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are much safer alternatives to those containing oxybenzone. It’s also important to utilise products and treatments that support the skin against harmful rays from the sun.
In addition to UV rays, increased stress levels and screen time will increase levels of inflammation in your skin.
So, before you book those flights to Ibiza, or start on a holiday reading list, here are some summer skincare adjustments to diarise.
WHAT DOES SUN DAMAGE MEAN FOR YOUR SKIN
Sun damage on the skin can register as dark spots, melasma, pigmentation, keratosis, wrinkles and a ‘leathery’ texture. It can also lead to cold sores, acne, and even make your skin more sensitive.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
It’s well documented the most damaging rays from the sun are UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate deep into the layers of the skin causing pigmentation and wrinkles, while UVB rays target the epidermis (the top layer) leading to tanned skin, sunburn and redness.
Start your day by applying Vitamin C serum to cleansed skin followed by a broad spectrum SPF 50+. Vitamin C is a multi-tasking potent antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and neutralises free radicals. A broad spectrum SPF will protect against both UVA and UVB and is a must if sun exposure time is prolonged.
THE SOLUTION FOR SUN DAMAGED SKIN, WRINKLES AND FINE LINES
Wrinkles are inevitable. But we have the answer to diminishing and softening fine lines: LED light therapy. Now we know the worlds of skincare and LED technology can be noisy ones, full of niche terminology and overwhelming levels of choice. As LED experts, we want to cut through the hubbub and explain what we offer in a clear and accessible way.
Our LED GLOW Mask uses clinically proven wavelengths of Red 633nm and Near-Infrared 830nm light, both of which support the ageing process. Red light is at the opposite end of the spectrum to ultraviolet UV light and there is no chance of damaging the skin and no chance of tanning. LED light therapy penetrates different levels of the skin to excite cellular activity and increase blood supply to the skin’s surface.
Increased blood flow means more nutrients and oxygen to nourish the skin cells. This leads to the product of fibroblasts and collagen that aids in the correction and prevention of certain skin issues.
With just 10 minutes under the light, 3 to 5 times a week, you can expect more plumpness, radiance and glow and less acne, pigmentation and inflammation.
INCREDIBLE SKIN IMPROVEMENTS WITH CONSISTENT USE
A clinical study based on a treatment programme of 10 minutes, 3 days a week for 4 weeks and tested on over 100 patients, showed:
- 95% agreed they saw an improvement in texture, firmness, and skin tone.
- 95% also said their skin looked brighter and plumper, while showing an improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness and irritation.
LOVED BY A-LISTERS
LED light therapy is loved by a large number of celebrity skincare fanatics including the lovable Chrissy Teigen, Victoria Beckham, Kim Khardashian and many more.
And no wonder they’re advocates due to its skin healing prowess. LED light therapy will repair the sins of the past, encourage collagen production and reverse sun damage. Consistent use will plump and brighten the complexion, treat uneven skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and calm inflammation.
And besides the physical benefits, LED therapy treats and calms the mind, body, and soul. The light triggers cellular and circulatory reactions, which helps lower cortisol, our stress hormone. It is also affectionately known as the ‘Happy Light’ due to its ability to boost the production of serotonin and dopamine, our happy hormones. All positive reactions required to keep calm and carry on.
Reverse Sun Damage with the OLIVIEREWILSON LED GLOW Mask.