Today is the first day of a new skincare trial, and possibly a new me! So for the record I wanted to post a few ‘before’ pics, so that in eight weeks I can look back on these photographs and laugh at how wrinkly I used to be. Or not.
LightStim kindly sent me their hand-held anti-ageing device, which uses LED light therapy to reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a ‘radiant complexion’. Apparently all the celebs are using it.
Here’s the science bit: Just like plants, our skin has the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy. The sun emits harmful UV rays that can do more damage to our skin than good (as I’ve covered before in various skincare posts). LED light therapy delivers light energy in a similar way that plants absorb light energy from the sun. LightStim emits beneficial, UV-free light rays that stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells, increasing collagen and elastin levels in the skin – which give skin the plumpness of youth.
LED lights are painless, non-invasive and require no recovery time.
I will be using it daily for eight weeks, specifically targeting the wrinkles around the corners of my mouth – they’re pretty deep laughter lines. I have it plugged in next to my desk, so I can just do a few quick three-minute zaps while I’m reading or making phonecalls.
- It’s comfortable to use. It is lightweight and the LEDs warm up a little, but don’t feel hot against the skin.
- There is no redness on my skin after using it.
- Odd that it doesn’t have a bathroom socket adapter. I would have thought this was a device women would use in the bathroom after cleansing, but it comes with a standard three pin plug.
- Priced at £249 RRP, it’s not cheap, but I would pay double that if it works!
Here are my ‘before photos. I’m trying to get to those lines around my mouth, which is why I’m doing the Mona Lisa smirk.
So is it goodbye wrinkles? Watch this space. I’ll report back in eight weeks. Vx