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Back-to-school season means kids are stocking up on new clothes, new books and new school supplies. But for teenagers, it can also mean dealing with acne…especially with the stress of a new school year potentially aggravating breakouts!
As a teenager, I was lucky to have pretty mild acne. But because of that, I tended to have a problem dealing with the occasional pimples I did get. I tried medicated pads, special face washes, creams and more. And while they sometimes worked to heal my breakouts quicker, they did nothing to prevent future pimples.
That’s why I love the concept behind the new NEUTROGENA® Light Therapy Acne Mask. This mess-free acne preventer tackles the root cause of breakouts, the P. acnes bacteria that clogs pores and causes acne inflammation, using light therapy!
The mask is similar to the light therapy used by dermatologists and as somebody that’s seen great results from dermatological treatments in-office, I’m very excited to see the technology expanding to in-home use. Using red and blue light, the treatment helps to both reduce inflammation and eliminate the bacteria that causes acne in one easy step.
Using the mask couldn’t be easier. I simply connected the Activator to the mask and put on the mask the same way I put on a pair of glasses. Then I pressed the power button and waited ten minutes for the counter on the activator to finish its treatment cycle.
The light itself is quite bright and I must admit that I was a little surprised by it when I used the mask for the first time. The glasses help soften the red glow a little, but it’s still rather vibrant initially. It took my eyes about a minute to adjust to the light level, but after that I could see normally to do anything I might want to while wearing the mask.
For teens dealing with regular acne breakouts, NEUTROGENA® recommends the mask be used once daily. After thirty uses, the Activator reaches its limit and will need to be replaced. The NEUTROGENA® Light Therapy Acne Mask Activators retail for $19.99 and when I think back on how much I used to spend on acne treatments, $19.99 for a full month of acne therapy is a steal in my opinion!
I’ve only had the NEUTROGENA® Light Therapy Acne Mask for about ten days, so I haven’t been able to see the results that a full month of treatment will bring. But I have already noticed that my existing bumps are healing faster and my skin is starting to look clearer. I’m sure that I’ll continue to be impressed by the mask’s results as the weeks progress.
The NEUTROGENA® Light Therapy Acne Mask is available now in stores across Canada and if you or your teenager has been looking for an easy, gentle and effective way to treat acne, this is it! The light therapy treatment is ideal for sensitive skin. And since Neutrogena offers free recycling of the Activator, it’s a no-waste way of treating acne too!
So far, I love everything about this new acne treatment. I’m always surprised by just how quickly the time passes once I put on the mask, and the fact that I’m helping minimize my breakouts without needing a whole regime of products is a pleasant change of pace from most systems. If you battle with acne, this is one product you’ll want to check out. Give it a try and see what you think of treating your skin with light!