The Light We Need
Although we live pretty much in light, 90% of that nowadays is lived under blue light or false light, taking in blue light through screens just like the one you're looking at right now. We have fluorescent lights at home, LEDs all contain this blue light which has quite a detrimental effect on our bodies, on our psyches, and on our skin. It's not the sort of light we need to live. It's not the sort of light that we need to thrive. We need light to survive, just like plants. Plants without light will die pretty quickly - we humans can last quite a bit longer, but when separated from the rays of the Sun we gradually lose our health, lose our wellness, lose our sanity, and lose our appearance.
So for most of us it's not possible to spend a great deal of time outdoors. You know, in the same way that our bodies break down food in order to provide nutrients for us, the skin and the eyes can actually break down and metabolize the different frequencies of light to actually feed us - to feed our skin and to feed our brains. As I mentioned these wavelengths, specifically near and far infrared, counteract the damaging effects of blue light on our psyche on our skin and on our eyes.
The "Youthing" Effect of Red Light
Even NASA has done studies on the effects of light on skin and found that near and far infrared light actually nourishes the skin, helps muscle tone and rebuilds the skin - so in a way very much like a “youthing” effect to counteract the ravages of the UV rays. And these same wavelengths have been shown to repair and boost damaged skin by increasing collagen production.
This (red light therapy) is especially being used at the moment in the field of bio-hacking. I don't know if you've heard of it, it's the science of adjusting your environment so as to give your body the optimal means to live.
So I've been experimenting with dermal rolling as well. It might sound a bit scary - it's also called micro needling - and it's pretty amazing actually how it can rejuvenate the skin. There's a few couple of hundred tiny titanium needles in there and they break the surface of the skin and cause the collagen to come up from their lower areas of the skin. So that's really interesting. It’d actually be great to combine the infrared with the micro needling at the same time - that's a good idea actually.
According to Mukti Organics, the derma rollers can actually help improve the effectiveness of serums and moisturizers by about forty percent because the micro channels that are created by the needling action help to assist the penetration of moisturizers and serums to the outer dermal layers. So the active ingredients can reach their targeted areas and deeply replenish your skin. The needling also stimulates collagen and elastin production as the skin heals itself, which makes the skin look and feel tighter, plumper and thicker and promotes a more youthful complexion. Also minimizes and helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, any scarring from acne, and any fine lines and wrinkles. Sounds pretty good to me!