Stress From The Covid Crisis May Harm Your Appearance

The uncertainties we face today as the COVID-19 virus progresses can be stressful for all of us. As oxidative stress levels increase, it lowers your immune system and may impact your health and physical appearance.  It’s no secret that fear and stress impact us in many ways, including speeding up the aging process. There are many ways to keep our skin looking youthful, and one of those ways is through regular red light therapy sessions.  An article from Glamour magazine highlights the benefits of red light therapy and how it can help reduce facial wrinkles.

Red light therapy (RLT) works much in the same way that photosynthesis works for plants, but for humans!  This process helps our bodies repair itself in many ways, one of which is producing collagen to keep our skin looking younger.  As highlighted in the Glamour magazine article, “There are plenty of studies to support RLT’s anti aging prowess, such as a 2014 study which determined that users of RLT experienced significantly improved skin complexion and an increase in collagen. ‘Science shows that red light therapy protects existing collagen and boosts new production,’ says Dr. Lamb. ‘Plus it helps with texture, tone, pore size, and wrinkles.’” 

Not only does red light therapy help with collagen production, but its healing benefits for our bodies also helps with acne and scarring.  Unlike with other acne treatments that can dry out skin due to harsh chemicals, red light therapy is safe for all skin types and will not cause adverse reactions.  

For those of us who regularly get chemical peels or microneedling that cause redness and inflammation, red light therapy is a great way to reduce days of downtime needed after these treatments by reducing both the redness and inflammation. Red light therapy is a great tool to aid you in maintaining your youthful appearance for years to come or to reduce already existing wrinkles, scar tissues and stretch marks in a natural way!       

To read more about how red light therapy can help keep you young, click the following links:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3926176/

https://www.glamour.com/story/red-light-therapy-may-actually-be-the-fountain-of-youth

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