I am someone who has not been blessed with flawless glowing skin, I would say my acne started driving me crazy over 15 years ago. I always imagined I would grow out of it, that is what countless professionals would tell me. I was referred to different dermatologists and I honestly never achieved anything with their help. I was told to purchase luxury high street brands, I was put on the pill because it could be hormonal, given more expensive lotions and potions that did nothing. As the years passed I realised I wasn’t going to grow out of it and I also realised that baby soft flawless skin is something most of us aren’t blessed with so perhaps I was trying to achieve the unachievable. That doesn’t mean I gave up completely, I have used some very successful products and treatments and some that haven’t made one bit of difference. My latest purchase… The Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask.
The Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask actually came to my attention a few months ago. I was in Boots when this odd looking mask stood out on the shelf. I can’t quite decide how to describe it, perhaps a very modern RoboCop and potentially something that wouldn’t look out of place on a Stormtrooper. But what exactly is light therapy and how does this mask work? This mask combines two lights, blue and red. The blue light kills bacteria and the red light helps reduce inflammation. You simply wear it on clean dry skin for 10 minutes a day and according to Neutrogenas website during their 12 week clinic study 98% had fewer breaks outs, 94% has smoother skin, 90% showed a reducing in red inflammatory acne and 85% agreed it’s gentle on the skin.
I finally decided to purchase it last weekend when I discovered the mask was on sale in Boots for £39.99 rather than the full price of £59.99. I had nothing to loose apart from £39.99 and compared to prices I’ve paid previously for appointments, treatments and creams I can live with that. Now I’m only on day 6 of using the mask, I haven’t picked up on any negative points so far apart from the mask is super bright and did sort of stun me when I turned it on. Positives are that I am loving the fact it’s chemical free, my skin is feeling slightly softer but it’s early days so I’m not sure if I’m imagining it. I had two huge spots, one between my eyebrows and one on my chin are and they have reduced in size and are healing nicely. Usually my break outs hang around for a month so could this mask be helping them dissapear quicker? I would like to think so! All I know is that so far I am super excited to see how this light therapy mask helps my skin with continued use and I am 100% going to keep you all updated with my progress. I would also love to hear from anyone who is using or has tried the Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask and what your thoughts are so make sure you leave a comment on my post!