October 4, 2016
Did you know that out of every skin issue out there, acne is the one that causes the most stress and depression? Yup, and that is why it shouldn’t be taken lightly. When dealing with acne, we’re often told that prevention is better than cure. However, with unexpected hormonal fluctuations and piqued stress levels, it’s hard to stop a breakout in its tracks. We’ll turn to every option that’s being peddled as an acne treatment, but out of all the different formulations, how many of them actually work for us?
An effective solution to treating zits would have to be Light Therapy. This tried and trusted form of acne treatment has been a part of the beauty industry for a decade, and it’s recently been brought into the offices of dermatologists, where you can expect to pay hundreds for just a single appointment. Plus, you’ll need a series of treatments before you see effective results. Not great for you and your BFF (Broke Friend Forever). This technology has shifted to handheld devices and similar-looking LED Masks, but they all come at a hefty price still.
With their latest launch, Neutrogena’s Light Therapy Acne Mask will retail for US$40 in the States, which means we’re a step closer to getting a hold of an advanced acne treatment at a fraction of its original price. So, what exactly does it do and how does it work? Your skin will be exposed to two types of light: the blue light targets the acne-causing bacteria while the red light puts a grinding halt on your breakout cycle by reducing inflammation. So, after you cleanse your skin, slip this mask on once a day for 10 minutes for clearer, healthier skin. While is selfie-worthy mask will effectively lower the amount of breakouts you’ll have, checking with your dermatologist first is always recommended, especially for those with severe acne or are under heavier medication like Accutane.