As a skincare educator, I see a lot of high-tech skincare gadgets come and go, most of them promising a lot more than they can deliver. One skincare therapy that I’ve found to actually improve skin over time is Red Light Therapy. Red Light Therapy safely penetrates the skin, and studies suggest that concentrated red light is absorbed by the mitochondria in the cells and stimulates the generation of more collagen

This results in the following benefits to skin:

Helping reduce wrinkles
Firm & tone skin
Reduces redness and flushing
Promotes collagen production for plumper, more youthful skin
Evens out pigmentation
Smoothes skin texture
Increased radiance (photo-therapy glow)
Helps alleviate acne by killing the bacteria that causes acne
Lessens pore size
Helps reduce stretch marks in most
Helps damaged skin heal up to 200% faster
Reduces scarring
Relieves joint pain
Increases circulation

Of course, this doesn’t mean that Red Light Therapy is a miracle. You have to get treated several times a week initially for at least a month, then at least once a week to maintain results. If you stop, any results slowly fade away. I find that Red Light Therapy is a nice adjunct to a good skincare regimen. You can either treat the face only by buying a personal home Red Light Therapy machine or heading to the dermatologist, OR you can treat the entire body. Many tanning salons now offer Red Light Therapy booths where you expose the entire body to red light, to help keep all of your skin young.