How To Use LED Face Mask

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LED light therapy is a trendy way to make your skin look and feel better. You can do it at home with LED light devices, so you don’t have to leave your house to get a refreshing facial treatment.

How To Use LED Face Mask

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to perform an LED light facial treatment at home:

1. Cleanse your face

Before using the LED face mask, it is important to start with a clean canvas. Use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup from your face. This step ensures that your pores are decongested and purified, allowing the LED light to penetrate more effectively.

2. Dry your face

Once you have cleansed your face, pat it dry gently with a clean towel. It is essential to have completely dry skin before using the LED face mask to avoid any discomfort or interference with the device.

3. Place the LED face mask

Carefully position the LED light facial treatment device across your face, making sure that it covers your entire facial area. The mask should fit comfortably and securely against your skin. Most LED masks have adjustable straps or hooks to ensure a proper fit.

4. Set the treatment time

LED light therapy sessions typically range from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the device and the specific treatment you are targeting. Start with the lowest recommended time and gradually increase it as your skin adjusts. It is generally recommended to use the LED face mask two to three times per week for optimal results. Follow the instructions provided with your device to determine the appropriate treatment time.

5. Relax and enjoy

Once the LED face mask is in place and the treatment time is set, sit back and relax. You can use this time to meditate, listen to music, read a book, or engage in any other activity that helps you unwind. The LED lights will work their magic, providing energy to your skin’s receptors and catalyzing the renewal of your skin’s tissues.

6. Apply face oils or serums (optional)

You don’t have to, but if you want to boost the effects of LED light therapy, try using face oils or serums afterward. They can make your skin feel soft and radiant by giving it extra moisture and nutrients. Just pick products that match your skin type and needs, and gently massage them into your skin after the LED treatment.

Don’t forget to read and follow the instructions that come with your LED face mask. To get the best results, use it regularly and stick with it. Personally, I use Cleopatra LED Mask every week.

If you’re worried or have skin issues, talk to a dermatologist before starting any new skincare routine.

Learn more: Best LED Light Therapy Masks

How To Use Led Face Mask


1. Is it okay to use LED treatment every day?

To get the best results from at-home LED treatment, it’s important to be consistent. We recommend using the device three to five times a week.

As for when to use it, you have flexibility. Dr. Clara Hurst, Owner of Blanc Perth & Co-Founder of The Secret Skincare for Omnilux, says you can include LED treatment in your morning skincare routine and continue with your day, or you can use it before bedtime and follow up with your serum and moisturizer. It’s up to you!

2. Can I apply skincare products before using an LED mask?

Yes, you can! If you’re using the device for overall skin rejuvenation, it’s okay to apply some hydration before using it. If you have dry skin, you can use a water-based or vitamin C serum before using the device.

3. Is it safe to keep my eyes open while using the LED mask?

Yes, it’s safe! You can use the LED mask with your eyes open without worrying about harming your eyesight.

If you’re sensitive to blue light, some masks even has built-in eye shields for extra comfort. So, feel free to use it while watching TV or multitasking.

4. How do I adjust the fit of my LED mask?

For LED masks with adjustable straps, Dr. Clara advises getting a snug and close fit to your face. Ideally, the mask should sit directly on your skin. But if there are areas that are a bit away from your skin, don’t worry. You’ll still get the same quality of treatment. The important thing is that it’s comfortable and as close to your skin as possible.

5. Should I stop using the mask if my acne clears up?

Yes, you can stop using the mask once your acne improves. Dr. Clara recommends an initial six weeks of using the device four times a week.

However, you don’t have to completely stop using the mask after the initial treatment. Dr. Clara suggests, “After completing the initial series, you can continue to use the device at the first signs of a breakout to reduce breakout duration, inflammation, and redness significantly.”

Even though we hope acne won’t return, it’s good to know that these devices can still be valuable even after the initial treatment phase, considering their cost.

Looking for professional skincare advice? Schedule an online consultation with dermatologist Dr. Ava Patel to address your concerns.

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