I first saw the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask on one of Caroline Hirons’ videos.
As someone who has had acne for over a decade, I’m always looking for something that might help clear my skin.
The mask instantly appealed to me because I always prefer non-pharmaceutical interventions if possible.
Plus, this was something I could do at home, with very little effort.
How light therapy works
Distributed across the back of the mask are red and blue lights. The idea is that these work together to treat acne by targeting and killing the Proprionibacterium Acnes bacteria which can cause acne.
Blue light can kill the bacteria, and red light can penetrate the skin more deeply, and help shrink the oil-producing glands.
2 years ago, for Christmas, I asked for a Lumie light because I was having a stupidly hard time getting up in the morning, and I’d heard that they helped. I got a Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 and, long story short, it has helped me. But that would be a fairly uninformative post, so I’ll tell you a little more, shall I?
Why would dawn simulation help me wake up better?
I first heard about the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches on the episode of Sali Hughes’ in the bathroom series with Ruth Crilly. Ruth briefly mentioned that they’d worked for her, whereas Sali said she hadn’t really had any success with them. Experimental (translation: desperate) as I am, I thought I’d give them a go and quickly ordered some from Amazon.
If you’ve never seen them, they’re basically stickers that you put over a spot to try and get rid of it. I’ve been using these for about a year now, and I can tell you that they work consistently.
I paid less than a fiver for 24 different sized patches, which is really reasonable when you consider how much some anti-blemish solutions are.