5 benefits of…RED LIGHT THERAPY

Benefits of red light therapy

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There’s a buzz about this high-tech skincare trend, but what could it do for you?

Helps treat acne and scarring

Red light therapy (RLT) involves exposing the skin to safe wavelengths of light and stimulates cells to produce more energy, which helps them work more efficiently to rejuvenate and repair damage. It can help in the treatment of acne by reducing inflammation and promoting healing. It has also been studied for its potential to minimise the appearance of acne scars over time.

Combats signs of ageing

Red light therapy has been shown to promote collagen production in the skin, which is vital for maintaining the skin's elasticity and firmness. By boosting the production of collagen and elastin, red light therapy can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in more youthful and radiant-looking skin.

Helps heal wounds

RLT can help enhance the healing process of wounds and injuries, by promoting cell regeneration and tissue repair. Red light stimulates your skin cells’ mitochondria to produce energy, which can lead to the turnover of new cells and faster tissue repair.

Repairs sun damage

While you can’t turn back the clock on sun damage, red light therapy can help aid skin damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun by reducing inflammation, and increasing collagen and elastin production.

Improves skin tone and texture

Regular red light therapy may improve skin tone and texture by evening out skin pigmentation, reducing redness and enhancing overall skin smoothness.

• From Rhysa Phommachanh, Skincare Specialist at Landys Chemist

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