Last week I shared with you a new device I was trying out which scared my family, lol. It was the red-light face mask.
I must admit it does look a little weird. But hey, studies are showing great results … and for that I don’t mind looking a little weird.
But today I wanted to expand on what I shared with you last week.
You see, there’s a study that shows applying green-tea-filled cotton pads to your face, 20 minutes before your red-light treatment, increases the results ten times.
And since it can take 8-10 months to see results with red-light therapy … that little trick can really make the difference.
So what you will want to do is make some green tea (organic of course). Allow it to cool. Soak your cotton pads and wring out a little so they are not dripping everywhere. Apply the pads all over your face … and now you get to lay back and relax (for 20 minutes).
If you don’t have 20 minutes, you can let them sit as long as possible.
To help with time you can premake the tea and store in the fridge.
I’m not going to be doing my mask without first applying the cotton pads moving forward.
And if you are curious what all the hype is about with the red-light face masks, here are some of the benefits:
- Promotes collagen and elastin
- Reduces wrinkles up to 50%
- Fades scars and stretch marks
- Evens skin tone
- Increases skin’s moisture level
- Prevents recurring cold sores
- Treats acne and acne scars
Pretty amazing, I think.
Have a great weekend.
P.S. If you missed last week’s article you can catch up here.
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