An Acne and Wrinkle Solution
I have never had problems with my skin. I get pimples and blackheads every now and then…so I guess you can classify my acne as mild. Struggling with moderate to severe acne that causes inflammatory papules or cysts is an experience that is completely foreign to me.
In addition to having mild acne, I also have a baby(ish) face.
Yes, I know I look youthful – due to the fact that I am twenty-three years old – but people are often shocked when I tell them my age because they think I am sixteen!
*Insert the “not amused” emoticon*
Because I “look” sixteen, I perpetually experience fear whenever I try to buy something with an age restriction. I mean, you try convincing the bartender, bouncer, or waiter that your ID is legit. It is so stressful and IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME. Just thinking about it makes me have anxiety! Haha!
Moral of the paragraphs above: I have clear, smooth and baby looking skin. I, HOWEVER, have good skin BECAUSE I use the illuMask (and I have great genetics)! The illuMask has hands down been the best thing I have ever used to keep pimples and pre-mature wrinkles away. What I love about the mask is that it uses LED light therapy to treat problem spots. LED light therapy is actually called photodynamic therapy or PDT. This type of phototherapy sends specific wavelengths of light to kill bacteria and assist cell rejuvenation.
WHAT PDT DOES FOR ACNE
Wavelengths of red and blue light target the strain of bacteria that plays a pivotal role in causing acne for many people. The light causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill acne bacteria without damaging healthy skin.
WHAT PDT DOES FOR WRINKLES
Wavelengths of red light help improve skin barrier function by improving its ability to retain key elements it needs to heal and generate new collagen after its production has slowed due to age or cumulative damage.
Even though there are a lot of benefits to light therapy, it can be expensive. I MEAN EXPENSIVE! At home treatments usually come in the form of a hand-held device and can range from $250-700 bucks. Professional treatments are just as pricey because you have to go in to the office for sessions consistently.
At first I had very little hope that I would ever use LED light because let’s be real…my pocket book is looking mighty slim. I nearly gave up on the whole idea until I found the brand illuMask and the different phototherapy masks they carry!!!
All the masks in the illuMask phototherapy series are easy to use and hands free. You just wash your face, slip it on like a pair of glasses and relax. The acne and anti-aging mask distributes light therapy evenly across your whole face. The eye covers that are built into the mask helps you protect your eyes. The illuMask unit is disposable after 30 sessions, which last 15 minutes each. The mask that is meant to treat acne (shown in the last picture above) allows you to read and do other activities while you are waiting. The anti-aging and eye mask, however, do not. The eye covers are completely blacked out and are covered by the mask.
To truly achieve brighter, clearer, smoother, and more radiant skin, it is best that you use it every day with your regular skin care regimen. I even repurchased the IlluMask so that I can incorporate it as a staple in my regimen and have long-lasting results.
In this giveaway you could win an illuMask Kit that includes all three masks: The anti-acne light therapy mask, the anti-aging light therapy mask and the anti-aging eye mask!!! The masks in the kit come with cute stickers to decorate it with too! To read how the mask impacted the look and feel of my skin, keep reading. To enter scroll down to the bottom of the page ;)
My Thoughts on the Product:
*For reference, I used each IlluMask product on three separate occasions to see what kind of results I would get.
In general, I love what IlluMask did to my skin. I have smaller pores, fewer pimples, and smoother skin. Here is how each product helped my skin:
- Eye mask: Hydrated my under eye area
- Acne Mask: Improved pores, fewer breakouts, and helped reduce acne scarring. I used to have oily/combination skin. My skin is now LESS oily than before.
- Anti-aging: Improved skin tone and texture. I had one wrinkle between my brows. The appearance of that wrinkle in now reduced.
While light therapy is not the solution to all of my facial related problems, if certainly help my skin appearance and feel more voluminous and supple.
To improve your skin care regimen and get great looking skin...Enter to win my illuMask Kit!!! It comes with all three products mentioned above. That’s a $85 dollar value and it’s FREE for you! Just fill it to win it! Read the terms and conditions below the form for more information.
Until Next Time,
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