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We used blue light therapy for a month and here are the results

We used blue light therapy for a month and here are the results
Ellie Taylor
Beauty Writer21 days ago
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From cystic acne to pesky whiteheads, blemishes can come in all shapes and sizes and unfortunately for most, take a while to go. If you want to get rid of unwanted visitors on your face why not try a blue light treatment? Blue light works to kill blemish causing bacteria and also helps to reduce inflammation and prevent new pimples forming. To help you decide if it’s worth the splurge, we each used a blue light device for a month and here are our results!

Holly- Talika Free Skin Anti-Blemish Device

What type of acne do you have and how long have you had it?

I have quite severe inflammatory acne and have had it for about 5 years or so now.

Are there specific times your acne flares up?

My acne definitely gets worse as my hormones change throughout the month. I also find that it gets worse after a night out when there’s been alcohol involved and when I’m particularly anxious or stressed. I also try and avoid dairy and tend to get flare ups if I give in to chocolate or cheese!

How did you use your device?

I started to see a reduction in the first week of using the device, I was using the targeted pen on my chin mostly and would use it both morning and night for about 10 minutes. After about 3 weeks, the blemishes had significantly reduced – I do think this was definitely mostly due to the blue light, however I had also been out in the sun when we had good weather which always tends to help with my skin.

How has using blue light treatment affected your acne?

The blue light treatment has significantly reduced both the amount and the size of my blemishes. If I get a new blemish, using the device on it for a day or two really helps reduce its appearance and tends to stop it getting a head and becoming painful.

Will you be keeping the device in your skincare routine?

I will definitely be using this as part of my regular routine and to help with bigger spots I get!

Any other great things about the device?

The device is really easy to use and the battery life is amazing – I still haven’t had to charge it.

  • Talika Free Skin Anti-Blemish Device

    Talika Free Skin Anti-Blemish Device

    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £79.90

Danni - FOREO ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment

What type of acne do you have and how long have you had it?

Since being a teenager I have suffered with breakouts especially around my chin and cheeks – these can range from smaller blemishes/whiteheads to larger under the skin spots which can be quite painful. I also have fairly sensitive skin with dry patches so I find it difficult to use ‘acne’ targeted skincare products as I find they sometimes dry out my skin.

Are there specific times your acne flares up?

I find my skin can be worse around certain times of the month especially around the time of my period.

How has using blue light treatment affected your acne?

I have absolutely loved using this FOREO blue light device – I found it super easy to use and loved that it came with a handy travel bag too! I have used the device on both smaller blemishes and under the skin spots and found it to be really effective. It definitely reduced the size of the spots and helped them to heal much faster. I find this works particularly well for under the skin spots – I tend to use it when you can first feel them start to form. The blue light device seems to work best here and makes them so much less painful and less noticeable. Before, these type of spots would take up to 2 weeks to fully heal however after using the FOREO ESPADA I found they never really fully formed as a painful bump and completely cleared within 3 days!

Will you be keeping the device in your skincare routine?

I will definitely be keeping this device in my skincare routine especially when I am suffering from larger hormonal breakouts/blemishes. I have fairly sensitive skin and loved using a spot treatment which didn’t contain harsher ingredients such as acids which often dry out my complexion making it look worse. I also found the device really easy to use, it has a guide light which helps you to precisely aim the device at the affected area.

  • FOREO ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment (Various Shades)

    FOREO ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £129.00

Sophie - Talika Free Skin Anti-Blemish Device

What type of acne do you have and how long have you had it?

I’ve never struggled with acne before until I started to wear a face mask, and that’s when I began getting maskne on my cheeks and chin. I’ve been getting these spots for about 6 months now since the start of 2021.

Are there specific times your acne flares up?

I find that I get most spots after periods when I’ve been wearing my face mask for a long time, particularly if I’m wearing makeup under the mask.

How did you use your device?

Each time you press the button the device lights up for 2 minutes. As recommended by the brand each day on every breakout I would do 3 x 2-minute sessions holding the device on the affected area. From the first week I began using the device my spots already felt calmer and less inflamed. On week 2 I had a painful under the skin spot after wearing my mask for a prolonged period, so I used the device to kill the nasty bacteria and ultimately calm down the spot, making it go away faster. As well as using the device to target problem areas, on some days I would also use sweeping motions over my cheeks and T-zone to help kill bacteria on the skin and boost radiance.

How has using blue light treatment affected your acne?

Not only has the device helped banish my blemishes faster, but it’s also helped to prevent more breakouts as the blue light helps kill bacteria on the skin that causes acne and red light boosts collagen and radiance.

Will you be keeping the device in your skincare routine?

100%! Especially whilst we still have to wear face masks in our everyday lives, using this device gives me the peace of mind that I won’t have any new breakouts.

Any other great things about the device?

It’s super easy to use and its compact design makes it perfect to travel with! It’s also easy to fit into your everyday routine – I like to use mine whilst I read or watch telly.

  • Talika Free Skin Anti-Blemish Device

    Talika Free Skin Anti-Blemish Device

    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £79.90

Ellie- FOREO UFO 2

What type of acne do you have and how long have you had it?

I’ve suffered with severe hormonal acne since I was around 13. After trying several different forms of medication I’ve finally find one to calm my blemishes but still experience bad breakouts, mostly getting spots on cheeks, chin and jawline,

Are there specific times your acne flares up?

My acne tends to flare up around my time of the month however it’s got so much worse over the past year having to wear masks!

How did you use your device?

I used my device around 2-3 times a week and I saw great results! I take a FOREO sheet mask of my choice and slot it easily into the device. I then head over to the APP that lets you choose your settings and which kind of light treatment you want! To help with my blemishes I use the blue light setting and switch between hot and cold depending on my mood. It ranges from 40 degrees to -5 and feels just like you’re in a spa!

How has using blue light treatment affected your acne?

Using the blue light device has completely helped me control my acne. I’d get a new breakout each week especially after wearing a mask and after using the tool the redness and inflammation went down straight away. It also really helped with my stubborn texture which I didn’t expect! Using it frequently has not only helped combat my blemishes but acne scarring as well.

Will you be keeping the device in your skincare routine?

Yes 100%, it’s my new favourite tool in my collection. It’s great to help with my acne but it’s also so luxurious and really feels like you’re getting a professional treatment. It’s the perfect form of self-care!

Any other great things about the device?

My favourite thing about this device is that it’s 100% customisable to your skin making it easy to target different issues at once. You can choose from a variety of different lights to use through the APP meaning I can switch between blue to red to green etc. I also love the heat changing settings, I feel like I’m getting a different type of facial every time I use it!

  • FOREO UFO 2 Device for an Accelerated Mask Treatment (Various Shades)

    FOREO UFO 2 Device for an Accelerated Mask Treatment (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 21 Reviews
    £249.00

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Ellie Taylor
Beauty Writer
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!
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