Chances are you’ve heard of a celebrity or facialist rave about the amazing affects of light therapy.
So what is it?
LED light therapy uses different coloured lights at different wavelengths to treat a variety of skin conditions. Red light specifically penetrates a few millimetres below the skin’s surface and stimulates skin cells to regenerate! Red light is good for fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen and elastin.
(Scroll down to read about all the different light colours, including blue for acne!)
Red light therapy used to only be available in clinics and spas but now devices like Foreo UFO 2 let’s you do it yourself at home!
Things to know about the UFO 2.
It is a smart device. It will only work with the Foreo App that you download on to your smart phone or tablet.
The UFO 2 device itself has no buttons - except for the on/off button. You control all the settings on the App.
It’s used with some kind of sheet mask. Foreo offers a wide range of masks, comes packs of 6 or 7, and works out to between $2 - $4.50 per treatment. But really, any sheet mask will do.
UFO 2 has 3 temperature options : Theramal (heat), Cryo (cold), or OFF. And Pulsation (massage) either ON or OFF.
UFO 2 offers 8 wavelengths of LED light:
🔴 Red: Stimulates collagen and elastin to firm and lift skin. Useful for fine lines and wrinkles.
🔵 Blue: Destroys P. acne’s bacteria to stop breakouts and stabilize oil production. Improves acne and prevents breakouts.
🟢 Green: Evens out skin tone and brightens dull complexion, age spots and dark circles
⚪️ White: The longest wavelength which penetrates deeper to tone, tighten and reduce reduces puffiness
🟣 Purple: Eliminate toxins, boost radiance and a wealth healing
🟠 Orange: Eases sun damage
🟡 Yellow: Softens rosacea and combated swelling
🦋 Cyan (Blue-Green): Anti-inflammatory blue-green light that calms stressed skin, promote healing and reduce the size of swollen capillaries
**NOTE- check with your Dr first if you are on acne medication as it can increase your skin's sensitivity to light.
I have been using the UFO 2 and it's red light therapy treatment for 2 months, 1-2 times a week and I LOVE it! My skin is glowing and my complexion is clear. I also feel like my frown lines have improved!
If you are committed to maintaining/improving your skin you will love this device and it’s well worth the investment.
To order and to check out the choices click here.
For more reading on Red Light Therapy and FOREO's UFO 2, check these out:
- FOREO UFO 2
- SHOULD YOU TRY RED LIGHT THERAPY AT HOME? THE EXPERTS WEIGH IN
- #SkinSchool: Everything you need to know about at-home light therapy