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A month ago I first started using the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask and I thought the whole business was pretty darn cool. In case you missed it you might be wondering what in the heck this thing is… Basically it’s a mask that you put on after washing your face with a cleaner that does not have an active ingredient like Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide or Adapalene (I used these Clean & Clear® Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes) and then you wear this lightweight mask that glows red and blue light for 10 minutes every day. This light therapy has been proven to help 98% of of sufferers of light to moderate acne with clearer skin.
It works because the blue light kills 99% of acne causing bacteria and the red light reduces acne inflammation. The light goes deeper than ordinary cleansers and helps to stop acne before it can breath through your skin. You can get this treatment in a dermatologist’s office but it can cost upwards of $500 and who has that kind of money when you can snag the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask in the acne aisle in Walmart and then get the refills after your first month at a cost of only $0.50 per treatment?
So I know what you’re thinking… this thing is kind of crazy looking, right? And it is! You totally look like an alien when you wear this thing, but luckily you can wear it in the comfort (and isolation) of your own home! :) What isn’t crazy is trying out an acne treatment that is chemical free.
Now when I first got my mask I was pretty sure I could zip around the house and do just about anything in it. Which is good because it’s December and Christmas is upon us and things get nut-so around this time, right? And we’ve all got presents to wrap and cookies to bake, but as it turns out, I decided that when I wear my Light Therapy Mask it is be me time.
But I was stressed about finding me time to use it every day. In the end I found that 10 minutes a day isn’t too difficult to wrangle after all. I’d lay down on my bed, put my mask on and close my eyes and enjoy the slight warmth that I have come to find quite comforting. And I have come to find that 10 minute reprieve from my day to be a thing I’m quite grateful for.
But did it work for me? It did. I found my skin becoming clearer after only a week, the acne I already had was drying out and fading away and I was in love. When my hormones went nuts I had one bad spot of cystic acne, and it’s still visible, but it was far from the 3-4 I would normally find on my chin.
Did I find the mask comfortable after a month of use? I didn’t once find the mask uncomfortable to wear on my face I loved that I could spend the rest of my binge watching my show in relative comfort have 10 minutes of “me time” to treat my skin and binge watch my current fave show.
For this testing period I only used the Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes and nothing else on my face but moving forward I’m going to introduce moisturizer back into my daily routine, right after using the mask.
In the end I’m totally going to keep using my Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask because it has worked for me far better than anything else I have ever tried. At only $0.50 a day to use I feel like I can totally afford to continue with the light therapy. I’ve definitely spent far more for far less favorable results! The proof is in the pudding, before I started using my mask I was terrified to put a picture of myself online without makeup but this go ’round I was far more confident. Heck, I’ve even started dyeing my hair reddish, I don’t have that awful redness in my face that only gets more noticeable the more fiery my hair gets. And guess what? It feels good to go red again!
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