How Light Therapy Helped My Adult Acne
Time for real talk: I am someone who suffered from adult acne in my 30s. Since then, every once in a while, I will still get a breakout that make some look as if I'm going through puberty.
At 51, that's not a good look.
So, I was that much more concerned when I learned I had to go off the pill to check my hormones. In my mind, I pictured my face full of acne. But I started light therapy at Let's Get Tan about the same time and I haven't had any breakouts—NOT EVEN ONE!
Light therapy is done in what looks like a tanning bed, but It doesn't have any UV rays. It comes in two different forms that can be used together or separately:
1) Blue light therapy kills the "acne-causing bacteria that can form within the sebaceous glands," as Let's Get Tan explains on its website. Significantly reducing your acne can be as simple as two to four weekly sessions with blue light.
2) Red light therapy stimulates collagen production, which can fill in fine lines and wrinkles. It also can reduce the appearance of cellulite and scars and increase blood circulation. It's a gradual process: Let's Get Tan suggests three visits per week for the first three months but says you can expect to see a reduction of pore size and fine lines (and more youthful-looking skin in general) after 30 days, if you also follow the skin care regimen.
I started light therapy about six weeks ago. I haven't been able to go as often as I would like, but I've already noticed that my face looks so much better without makeup.
I used to look in the mirror and feel as if I NEEDED makeup to make my skin look better, but now, my skin looks to much better that it did before. I've noticed a difference in the fine lines around my eyes and my forehead. My skin just looks more supple too. It almost glows like it did when I was younger.
And, not just my face, the color is more even, all over my body. I don't really notice some of my age spots, sun damage and freckles any more. It's pretty incredible, really!
Getting started is pretty easy. Make an appointment or walk into one of Let's Get Tan's four locations today.
I'll even give you a little tip. One of their new customer specials is: Buy four light therapy sessions get the 5th session free ($40 total cost). So if you haven't been there before, this might be another reason to check them out!