What NOT to Do After LED Light Therapy

May 19, 2024

What NOT to Do After LED Light Therapy

May 19, 2024

You’ve just emerged from a relaxing LED light therapy facial, your skin feeling rejuvenated and revitalized. But the journey to a radiant complexion doesn’t end there! While the light therapy itself works wonders, what you do afterward can significantly impact your results. Here’s the lowdown on what NOT to do after your LED facial to maximize the benefits and keep your post-treatment glow lasting longer.

  1. Don’t Skip the Sunscreen (Even Indoors!)

LED light therapy often utilizes red and near-infrared wavelengths, which have a stimulating effect on the skin. This can temporarily increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. For the next 24-48 hours, be extra cautious about sun exposure. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, even on cloudy days. Remember, UV rays can penetrate clouds and still damage your skin, hindering the positive effects of your facial.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget about protecting your lips! Use a lip balm with SPF to safeguard that delicate area.

  1. Hold Off on Harsh Products and Scrubs

Your skin will be in a delicate state after the treatment, as the LED light therapy works by stimulating collagen production and cellular renewal. Harsh products like exfoliating scrubs, chemical peels, and retinols can irritate your skin and disrupt this delicate process. Wait at least 24-48 hours before resuming your usual skincare routine. Stick to gentle cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers to soothe and hydrate your skin.

  1. Don’t Pile on the Makeup (Let Your Skin Breathe!)

While you might be tempted to cover any lingering redness with makeup, resist the urge! Your skin needs time to breathe and recover after the facial. Heavy makeup can clog pores and potentially negate the benefits of the treatment.

Instead: Try a light mineral makeup with SPF for some coverage. Look for products labeled “non-comedogenic,” which means they won’t clog pores. Remember, a healthy glow from within is always more flattering than layers of foundation!

What NOT to Do After LED Light Therapy
  1. Don’t Forget to Hydrate (Your Skin and Yourself!)

Staying hydrated plays a crucial role in healthy skin. Your skin is approximately 60% water, so proper hydration helps maintain its elasticity, plumpness, and overall health. After your LED facial, drink plenty of water throughout the day to help your skin retain its post-treatment glow. Aim for eight glasses of water daily for optimal results.

Bonus Tip: Apply a hydrating facial mist throughout the day to give your skin a refreshing boost and help it stay plump.

  1. Avoid Excessive Sweating and Heat

Excessive sweating can irritate your skin and potentially lead to breakouts. Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that cause you to sweat heavily for at least 24 hours after your LED facial. Additionally, steer clear of hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms, as these can also cause irritation.

  1. Don’t Touch Your Face (Those Hands are Germy!)

Your hands come into contact with countless surfaces throughout the day, harboring bacteria that can irritate your skin. After your LED facial, avoid touching your face unnecessarily, as this can introduce unwanted bacteria and potentially lead to breakouts.

  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions!

Every skin is unique, and your specific post-treatment care might differ slightly. Don’t hesitate to ask your esthetician at Eve Therapy Clinic Langley for specific guidance based on your skin type and the LED light wavelengths used during your treatment.

Maximize Your LED Light Therapy Results at Eve Therapy Clinic Langley

LED light therapy facials are a powerful tool for achieving a brighter, smoother, and more youthful complexion. Here at Eve Therapy Clinic Langley, our experienced estheticians use cutting-edge LED technology to deliver customized treatments tailored to your unique skin concerns. We also offer personalized post-treatment advice to ensure you get the most out of your experience.

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