How does the light work to help clear up acne?
Blue Light: P. acnes, the bacterial responsible for causing acne inflammation, pumps out tiny molecules called porphyrins. When those porphyrin are exposed to certain wavelengths of light (blue), they produce free radicals that kill the bacteria that causes inflammatory acne. Red Light: Red light has an anti-inflammatory and healing effect on the skin. In fact, research done by David Olszewski, co- author of the book “Light Years Ahead” has shown that skin heals almost 200% faster when exposed to red light.