Light Therapy has a History
The power of light therapy in medicine has long been recognised for its natural healing properties. Although phototherapy had no scientific basis at the time, natural sunlight was used for medical treatments in both ancient Egypt and Greece. It was 100 years ago when Danish physician Niels Ryberg Finsen founded modern light therapy. In 1903 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his achievements, such was the success of using light as a therapy to treat medical conditions.
So Why Blue Light as a Natural Acne Treatment?
Scientifically, light emitted in the spectrum can be reproduced in a very controllable way as technically synthesized sunrays. The parameters of intensity of emitted light within the spectrum are, therefore, very controllable when reproduced and so safe to use. By choosing from the spectrum an intense use of the blue light and directing straight onto the acne area has proven itself to be a very effective natural acne treatment. How? Well simply blue light works as it directly kills the particular strain of bacteria in the skin that specifically causes acne. Blue light as a therapy decreases the bacteria and enzymes called Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes, which are overabundant during the formation of acne. By killing the acne causing bacteria in the skin, the acne naturally reduces and the skin clears. Without the bacteria causing the breakouts, this helps to reduce scarring and blemishes, with a very significant decrease in the number of acne lesions, both pimples, spots and cysts.
Is There an Alternative Natural Acne Treatment?
Alternative acne treatments include the therapy where Diode lasers are used to destroy sebaceous glands in the dermis. A photodynamic therapy that combines topical medicines with light. Photopneumatic therapy that uses vacuum suction to remove the oil and dead skin cells from within the sebaceous glands. These treatments are not classed as natural remedies and require visits to the both the GP or a professional clinic. They can be costly, they can have side effects and they are not a total cure. It would seem logical therefore to use blue light as the most effective and natural acne treatment. Its availability as a home use natural acne treatment, which does not involve any chemicals or drastic laser work and can be carried out effectively in the comfort of your own home.
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