Preparing skin for LED therapy

How to Get Your Skin Ready for Your Light Therapy Session

Light therapy could be intimidating for some, as it involves using a face mask with concentrated amounts of light being directly absorbed by our facial skin. But to lessen your worries about its effectivity and safety, here are some ways to properly prep your skin for your next LED therapy session:

1. Remove your make-up and sunscreen

It is known that sunscreens do block Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, but it could potentially block the near-infrared lights that LED light masks produce onto your face. Some make-ups are also now induced with similar ingredients to sunscreens to provide SPF protections for its users. Thoroughly cleansing your face before a light therapy session could boost your skin’s ability to absorb the light rays aimed to prevent your face from having wrinkles or hyperpigmentation.

2. Use serums

Serums are known to be your skin’s best friend when it comes to treating imperfections that are unique to your skin’s condition. Serums can help in removing pesky acne or any skin irritation, and are also friendly to those who have sensitive skin. This can make your skin more prepared for light therapy as the session may concentrate on removing acne marks and preventing wrinkles. Serums can also promote hydration for your skin, lifting it up and making your sessions with a LED mask be more effective than ever.

3. Make use of your face massagers and rollers

These devices work well with light therapy as they encourage blood circulation to your face. Your facial skin also faces a lot of tension during the day, and having it massaged could help relieve muscle stress and make your skin more ready for a light therapy session. Massagers and rollers can also make your skin more moisturised and enhance your skin’s collagen production.

4. Exfoliate your skin

Before getting a light therapy session done, you are often asked to get a facial treatment that usually has some exfoliating involved. Light therapy could irritate some skin types, so exfoliating could be helpful as it gets rid of dead skin cells that could affect the results of a light therapy session. Some may use salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, retinoids, glycolic acid, and other peel-type products in their exfoliating process.

5. Do not use lotions before a LED Mask session

Lotions contain ingredients that are comedogenic—or ingredients that clog up our pores. Having clogged up pores could block the light therapy’s infrared rays to our facial skin, disrupting the device’s ability to treat your skin’s needs and imperfections. To properly promote moisture onto your face, it is best to use serums instead.


Light therapy is not complicated as it should be, but a little preparation goes a long way. Practicing your typical skincare routine could also help in making your sessions produce faster results and be more effective. Treat light therapy sessions as another essential step to your skin’s necessary regimen. You can browse USKINCO’s LED light therapy treatments and choose the best treatment for your skin’s needs. If you want to learn more about LED light therapy treatments, visit our blog for more tips and information.



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