Turns out plants don’t just thrive in sunlight, they can also thrive in artificial red light. What’s even more special, we can, too!
LED (light-emitting diode) technology has been used by NASA to grow plants in space, and now it can be used to reduce pain, speed up healing and rejuvenate skin.
Back in the 1980s, NASA wanted to know if LEDs could help grow plants in space. Their discovery…yes! The only thing astronauts needed to grow plants in space was soil, water and LED lights; no sunlight required!
Further research showed that LED exposure helped build collagen in skin, reduce acne, redness and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, scientists also discovered LEDs reduced pain and could help speed up wound healing.
I know it may sound like magic, but the claims are backed by science. Based on my own anecdotal evidence, it works!
Before I purchased my FDA-cleared ProPanel Lightstim device, I asked my doctor what he thought about red light therapy. He said, “I like it, it’s basically like getting all the benefits of sunlight, without the harmful UV rays.”
That’s right, a short session under the red light will make you feel good and look good. The warm light energizes skin cells and improves the appearance of fine lines, reduces redness and smooths out your skin’s texture.
The change is not immediate, but cumulative, meaning the effects build over time. Studies show it takes about 2 months of repeated exposure (5-6 times a week) to really see an impact.
All I know is that after I finish my 20 minute session, I feel relaxed and happy (I also learned that exposure to the red light helps release serotonin and dopamine in the body), plus my skin literally glows after I’m finished.
I use the device for 20 minutes at least 5 times a week. I like to take a block of time to relax, listen to a podcast, or meditate.
Which Light Is For You?
The panel is a little pricey and was an investment that I’m grateful I made. However, there are handheld LightStim devices that are just as effective and more reasonably priced.
Here’s a link to LightStim to check out what device works for you: