LED LIGHT THERAPY

WRITTEN BY LAUREN TREND..

 
Isamu Noguchi, Akari Floor Lamp

Isamu Noguchi, Akari Floor Lamp

 

I have my beautiful friend Bobby to thank for introducing me (my skin) to LED light therapy. I remember her raving about it late last year, but it's only recently that I finally got around to joining her at A Little Company for a session. 

As two M/MG Human Design Types with exponential amounts on their plate, meeting on a lunch break and centring our catch up around a self-care practice was perfect.

What was even more perfect was the fact that the session could squeeze into anyone's schedule. Twenty minutes and we were done. Quality not Quantity. 

At Little Company, they have all you need:

- Towlettes to take off any tinted moisturiser/make up. It's important for the light therapy to have no barriers between the light source and your skin.

- A comfy recliner to lean into whilst you LED and a cosy blanket from InBed Store

- Headphones housing a meditation by Manoj Dias from A-Space to further elevate the session.

- Revitalising mists, face oils & tinted SPF & to put you on your way post treatment. 

Once snuggled in the armchair, headphones on, the LED light source is placed like an open book over the face. I was guided by the sound of Manoj's voice to relax deeper, which made it very clear to me in that moment that I needed to be prioritising meditation during my day, not just before and after work. 

After our shared session, Bob was telling me all the benefits that further reiterated the bliss felt from a heavenly spent lunch break. LED Light therapy was developed and tested by NASA. Science, guys. It is said (and proven) to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve uneven skin tone, reduce pores size, and brighten the skin.

"LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a computer chip encased in a glass-like resin, which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy," Steven Marchese, product developer for LightStim once told The Huffington Post. Can you tell, I jumped straight into researching the science/benefits after my session?

I can't wait to go back for more! Little Co. will tell you that three to four sessions in a week or two is great to get started. I don't know if it's my light session, my new face oil, or a combination of the two - but my skin is looking and feeling clearer this week than it has in a long time. 

PS. am absolutely considering purchasing one of these guys to bring this ritual home with me...