Glowy. Clear. Bright. Radiant. All things we want our skin to be, but don’t always put in the effort. I’ve certainly fallen victim to the lazy mindset that all my lifestyle sins can be counteracted with fancy skin care products. You can try to achieve good looking skin from the outside alone, but there’s one piece of the puzzle that many people miss.
By now we all know the benefits that regular exercise has on our bodies and minds, but have you heard of the positive impact it can have on skin? What we do on the surface can only do so much, but exercise goes far deeper.
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.
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.