A dry, itchy complexion can not only wreak havoc on your skin physically, but mentally, too, since both women and men with chronic skin conditions tend to experience anxiety and low mood. One of our favourite treatments to remedy irritated, itchy, and red complexions includes LED light therapy, which comes with strengthening the skin barrier and correcting vulnerability.
Topically there are some great creams and moisturisers that help with irritation. But thanks to LED light therapy, it can help diminish inflammation. And because LED penetrates the skin deep down into the dermis, it alleviates redness caused by chronic irritation.
To that end, LED therapy helps dry, red, and irritated skin types because red light increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from the cells’ mitochondria, which is the energy source of all cells. With an increase in ATP, skin cells have more energy to devote to optimal cell functioning, regeneration, and healing.
Since chronic skin conditions tend to manifest from head to toe, not all treatments are suitable for application. But LED is an incredibly safe modality and can help restore dry and itchy skin. Try our Boost LED Décolletage Bib or soon-to-launch Boost LED Body Patch on the back, chest, hands, or anywhere on the body that needs some healing and nourishment.
While dry, itchy, red, and irritated skin harbours topically, it can also have an effect on your mental health. We believe that LED light therapy encourages relaxation. Clients of The Light Salon are left feeling grounded, whether treating with LED in the salon or at-home, and note that the LED lamp has a dramatic impact on their mood and energy levels. Three to five at-home sessions a week is a great place to start, but increase when you need more support. “Feedback from customers both in-salon and at-home LED treatments tell us that the bright lights offer a form of meditative calm,” says Laura Ferguson, co-founder of The Light Salon. “For me, applying LED light to my face or body is an instant stress-buster. It slows down my breathing, and in turn, I can feel my shoulders and every part of my body relax.”