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.
In part 1 of this series (read here), I told you I was reducing my dairy intake because I was hoping it would help clear up my skin. In part 2 (read here), I talked about some of the things I ate during the two weeks, and how I kind of struggled for ideas, and I wasn’t happy that I was getting the right nutrition for me.
Now for the crucial bit – the results! Was there any benefit to me giving up my beloved cheese for two weeks?