About Face: Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

Above: Neutrogena's new Light Therapy Acne Mask
Above: Neutrogena's new Light Therapy Acne Mask

Adult acne. Is there anything so cruel? Especially if you escaped it in your teens, you know, when having spots is accepted (sort of) and expected (definitely). But here you are. Spotted, red and not happy about it. At. All.

Picking and squeezing aren’t the answer. Leave that to the esthetics experts with their multi-step facials, inclusive of exfoliating and healing masks combined with anti-acne light therapy (LED) treatments. But if the monthly appointments won’t fit into your schedule or the $75+ price tag in your budget you can also opt for a specialized, DIY version like the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, instead.

In skin care, light therapy or LED as it’s often called is used to enhance cellular growth for anti-aging and to heal and prevent acne. The acronym LED stands for light-emitting diode (electronic) and it works by pulsing different colours of infrared lights onto your skin. The lights create heat on your skin, stimulating your skin cells into activity. The red light promotes your circulation for increased blood flow, which generates new cellular growth, while the blue light kills bacteria to heal and to help prevent acne.

The entire process is painless and the heat is comfortable, not burning. All you have to do is turn the mask on and then put it on, sit back and relax for 10 minutes while the lights do their work. The mask will even turn itself off once your time is up.

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask is $45.50 and is available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at amazon.ca.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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