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Red Light Therapy can be used to Support Full-Body Skin Health

by Wei Xuan Huang 15 Nov 2022


Taking care of your skin is vital for your overall health, not just the way you look (although that’s important too). Skin plays a huge role in everything from immunity, to body temperature, to hormone regulation. But, what are the direct impacts of red light therapy for skin? Red and near infrared light therapy treatments with a high-quality device can enhance cellular function, and promote healthier skin across your entire body.

Why is Skin Important for Overall Health?

Skin is our largest organ, and it’s the first line of defense for our immune system. The skin also plays a central role in key bodily processes like blood circulation, hormone production, and temperature control.

Here’s a look at some of the most important functions of the skin:

Protection and Immunity: The skin is our barrier to the dangers of the world. It protects us from the dirt and debris we can see, and from invisible invaders like germs and diseases. Skin is an essential component of a healthy immune system, fighting off risks from allergens, toxins, and carcinogens.

Circulation and Repair: Skin is also central to our circulatory system, and good blood circulation is needed for healthy skin. Blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin, and removes carbon dioxide and waste products. When skin is injured, circulating blood delivers proteins and cells needed for repair. 

Storage and Hormone Production: The deeper layers of our skin are also vital storerooms for water, fat, and metabolic products. Our skin also produces key hormones such as Vitamin D, which is made with exposure to sunlight.

Temperature Regulation: The skin is essential to body temperature regulation, protecting you from heat or cold, and helping to prevent dehydration.

Beauty: Your skin plays a much larger role than just appearance, but that doesn’t mean appearance isn’t important too. Skin is central to how we perceive ourselves, and how others view us, which affects self-esteem and mental health every day.

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy refers to health modalities that use light wavelengths to produce positive physiological effects on the human body. There are two major types of light therapy: light therapy lamps that are mainly used for seasonal depression, and LED devices that deliver wavelengths of red and near infrared (NIR) light to enhance cellular health.

Light therapy lamps, or “SAD lamps,” are primarily used to mimic sunlight with artificial light that brightens a room. People with seasonal depression may sit or work next to a lamp or light therapy box for several hours. This differs significantly from LED-based light therapy, which shines specific wavelengths of red and NIR light on the body and cells to produce a biological effect.

How Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy Supports Skin Health?

Red light therapy can help support skin health across the entire body.Red light therapy is thought to work by stimulating the mitochondria in your cells. Mitochondria are tiny organs in each of your cells; these subcellular organs are primarily known for being the part of the cell that produces all of the cell’s energy. They do, however, also play an important role in reducing inflammation in the cell and regulating how long the cell lives.

Red and near infrared light therapy also increase microcirculation that improves cellular balance.In summary, balanced skin cells operating at full capacity do all of those jobs better. That can translate to healthier, glowing skin that looks & feels smoother and softer.

Why Use Red Light Therapy for Full-Body Skin Health?

A decade ago, red light therapy was mostly used in high-end salons and spas for skin treatments. Thanks to innovations in LED technology, red light therapy is now accessible to just about anyone. The skincare community has taken notice of the numerous benefits of using red light therapy for skin health. Many of the world’s leading skin experts trust red light therapy as an integral part of their skincare routine.

Red light therapy can help support skin health not only for the face(red light therapy mask,red light therapy for face), but across the entire body(red light panel). The mitochondria in skin cells can absorb red and near infrared light, which allows for more energy (ATP), stimulating the synthesis of pro-collagen, collagen, basic fibroblast growth factors (bFGF), and proliferation of fibroblasts.

You’re going to see better results treating more of your skin with red and near infrared light. It may seem counterintuitive, but giving the skin on your legs and back the light they need can have just as much effect on how your face looks and feels as doing targeted facial treatments. True health and beauty is a full-body phenomenon.

How to do Light Therapy Treatments?

LED-based Light therapy treatments are quick and simple. All you have to do is sit or stand in the light for 10-15 minutes a day. Today, you can use red light therapy in your home with a quality system like a IMOOL.

Many people choose to purchase an in-home red light therapy device they can use every day, without extra costs or a commute. You pay a one-time cost of buying the device and then have unlimited access to private, convenient light therapy sessions. 


Vibrant skin health is essential for your overall well-being. Healthy skin is vital for immunity, circulation, hormone production, temperature regulation, and self-esteem. It’s important to take care of more than just your face, and getting healthy light, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle is key,fueling our cells to keep us looking younger and feeling healthier, longer. Red light therapy can help manage inflammation and support skin health across your entire body and IMOOL can help you get there.

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