I have never had great skin. In fact, I think my skin was better in high school than as an adult. It’s not that I have severe acne, it’s just that I never have a totally clear face. When I saw Lena Dunham’s Instagram post with her Neutrogena Acne Light Therapy Mask, I immediately did some research and learned some interesting things about the blue and red light treatments.
Saw the ad for the light therapy acne mask and became obsessed so when we got home from our journey it was waiting on my side of the bed. Thank you @jackantonoff, even if you just did it to amuse yourself. #notanad #justapsycho UPDATE: for those thinking this is a fancy awards season prep tool to the stars, it's Neutrogena and it's $35.
This thing looks crazy! Turns out that light therapy has been used for a long time, but mostly in dermatologist’s offices. I was really excited to see that for $35 I could do it at home. I buy from Amazon a lot, so naturally that is where I went for this product, and it was back ordered! Apparently I was not the only one looking for cheap, at home skin care. It finally came in last week and I took a before photo for you.
Please don’t be alarmed! It’s just an honest look at a clean faced 33 year old woman.
I was so excited to use this mask. I actually got into bed, put it on, and then turned to Mark. I scared the bejesus out of him! I look like Jason before the light comes on!
It would scare you too!
By the way, this mask is bright! I just lie back, keep my eyes closed, and wear it for the ten timed minutes that it provides. It has actually become a welcome part of my nightly routine as it provides me quiet time to wind down. Also, because of the lights, the mask is warm on your face and I am Really Into that.
The mask comes in two parts; the mask itself and the activator. The activator powers the mask 30 times and then you have to order a new one. This is the one thing about this mask that I am Not Really Into because it feels awfully wasteful and it definitely ups the $35 original price tag significantly with continued use.
Here is my face after one week of nightly usage:
I am not sure how much improvement there has been, but I am still enjoying it and will definitely continue to use it until the end of the month and I expect longer. I may even look into some more expensive masks that don’t require the monthly repurchase of an activator because I think over time it will save me money.
It’s safe to say that I am Really Into Light Therapy, and the Neutrogena Light Therapy mask was a great introduction.
Buy the mask here.