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Like most teenagers, I struggled with breakouts and did everything I could to find a solution to this problem. From over-drying benzoyl peroxide treatments (that just caused my skin to get dry, red, and flaky) to pore-clogging makeup (to conceal the problem), which just exacerbated the flareups, nothing seemed to work.
For the past 15 years, I’ve researched the causes and solutions for breakouts, and have learned a lot about how to prevent and heal breakouts. One of the most effective skincare treatments I’ve learned about that helps heal breakouts is light therapy.
Board-certified Dermatologist Dr. Jessie Cheung (of Jessie Cheung MD Dermatology & Laser Center) explains that “Light Emitting Diodes, or LED’s, are low intensity energy devices that stimulate cellular activity without any heat or injury to the skin. LED photomodulation also decreases inflammation and reduces acne-causing bacteria. LEDs are popular since they are so safe and painless, with no downtime.”
A month ago I had an opportunity to test the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask (here’s the original post), which is a light therapy device that is used at-home to prevent and heal breakouts. Over the past 30-days, I’ve been using the mask to treat existing breakouts and to prevent future flareups.
Heal Breakouts with Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask
Once only available in Dermatologists’ offices, clinically proven light therapy to treat acne is now available at home with the patented Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask.
In a clinical study, results began in as little as 1-week, and continued to improve over time. Nearly 100% showed fewer breakouts after 12 weeks. Best results were seen after 12 consecutive weeks of use, so it’s advisable to use this mask daily for clearer, healthier skin.
The mask is chemical-free, FDA cleared, UVA/UVB-free and is not hot. It simply emits blue and red lights from the mask, which are proven to kill 99% acne-causing bacteria and reduce acne inflammation.
To use the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, cleanse your skin (with the Clean & Clear® Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes) prior to using the mask. Put the mask on your face, turn it on with the hand-held switch, and wear the mask for 10 minutes. The mask will emit a purple-hued light, and will shut-off when the daily treatment is done.
The Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes easily remove oil, dirt, and even waterproof makeup (such as mascara) with just the swipe of the disposable cloth.
Plus, you don’t have to wash your face after using the cleansing wipe, as there’s no oily residue left on your skin. Not to mention – these cleansing wipes were designed to cleanse your skin without being over-drying or aggravating to sensitive, acne-prone skin.
After using the product for 30-days, I saw a noticeable improvement in the clarity of my skin. While I generally have good skin, I do experience breakouts during ‘that time of the month’. Thanks to this treatment, these breakouts were visibly less and it also helped to heal the existing blemishes.
The key to healing breakouts is to use the mask on a daily basis, to help kill bacteria that causes acne. If you’ve been struggling with acne (either due to hormonal changes, stress, or diet), then consider trying light therapy acne treatments, like the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask.
The mask comes with a 1-month supply (30-day of activator), so you’ll need to purchase a replacement activator (which costs $14.97 at Walmart) each month to continue the treatment.
The Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask and Clean & Clear Facial Wipes can be found in the skincare aisle at Walmart, next to the acne treatment products.