Are LED face masks the secret to younger-looking skin?

Are LED face masks the secret to younger-looking skin?

It’s one of few certainties in life, but skin aging is something that people often have mixed feelings about. Of course, it’s an inevitable part of life. But it’s also understandable to wish for a vibrant complexion for as long as possible. Give your skin the best chance of looking delightful for decades by caring for it consistently – and with the help of at-home LED light treatments. 

What is younger-looking skin?

When we talk about ‘younger-looking skin’, we’re referring to the hallmarks of young skin, rather than a specific age. Young skin looks smooth, plump, and radiant. It hasn’t endured decades of environmental damage, and it doesn’t show any (or many) visible signs of ‘aging’ just yet. 

The longer you’re lucky enough to live, the less your skin will naturally look ‘young’. That’s because your body gradually produces less collagen and elastin, and your skin regeneration (or renewal) cycle slows as you grow older. This process means your skin will slowly start exhibiting fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and loss of elasticity.

How can I have younger-looking skin?

How your skin looks and feels as it ages depends on factors such as genetics and hormones. For example, some people might start noticing fine lines in their late twenties; others might not until later in life. 

Although the way your skin ages is somewhat predetermined, many lifestyle factors can keep your skin looking and feeling healthy for years to come. Diet, exercise, medication, sun protection, skincare, sleep, and stress levels can affect your skin’s condition. The good news is that maintaining healthy habits can have a significant and positive impact on your skin’s aging process. 

Is LED light therapy good for anti-aging?

When you’re searching for ‘anti-aging’ skincare products or treatments (i.e. those that target common signs of skin aging), look for options that are supported by strong evidence. Let’s compare two at-home anti-aging skin treatments: a single-use sheet mask versus an LED face mask, such as our SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask

A single-use sheet mask can deliver temporary anti-aging effects such as moisturising, hydrating, and brightening your skin. They can be formulated with a range of beneficial and widely-studied skincare ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E. If you search for academic articles, studies, or clinical about any of these well-known ingredients, your search will yield pages and pages of credible articles about their effects.

Products like sheet masks often feature new or trendy ingredients, like botanical extracts or high-tech actives. While they have the potential to be effective for anti-aging, novel ingredients don’t necessarily have strong evidence to support their claims. They’re for occasional use and have short contact times with your skin. You’d be hard-pressed to find much clinical evidence supporting novel ingredients, let alone how they perform in a single-use product. So, sheet masks are an affordable way to treat your skin, however, they’re unlikely to deliver accumulative or lasting changes. 

While an LED face mask is certainly more of an investment, the results are far more meaningful. With consistent use, you can expect to see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and a visible increase in elasticity, bounce, and clarity. Even better, the more you use it, the more noticeable the results will be. 

Many published and peer-reviewed studies support LED light therapy as an effective anti-aging skincare treatment. Further, our LED mask is the world’s first LED mask that delivers all three clinically approved wavelengths at the highest optimised energy output and power density possible for an at-home device.

How long does it take for LED light therapy to work?

We recommend using your SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask consistently for at least one month, as the most noticeable results will appear when you have shed old skin cells and welcomed new cells. 

If you’re using the SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask for the first time, start your initial series by using the dual red and near-infrared lights for a full 10-20 minute treatment, three to five days per week, for four weeks. Following this period, you may use it one to five times per week to maintain results. 

For those with acne, use the blue LED light for 10 minutes, followed by the dual red and near-infrared lights for 10-20 minutes. Use two to four times per week for a period of six weeks. Once this initial series is complete, maintain results by using the red and near-infrared lights one to five times per week and use the blue light only at the earliest sign of a breakout.

As a great visual tool to help you track your progress, we encourage you to regularly take photos of your skin. For best results, ensure your lighting and photo angles are consistent.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our skin can benefit from the SAN LUEUR LED Facial Mask, head to our ‘The Science, Unmasked’ page, 'SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask and Results' page or our FAQs. If you have any questions or you would like to get in touch, please contact us at

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