Weeks 14 & 15 – Amber Light Therapy Fades Rosacea Redness Fast!

Amber light therapy for Rosacea - First Week Complete

I’ve completed my first week of amber light therapy rosacea treatment and, as much as I love red light therapy for healing up the little bumps and eliminating the burning, itching, stinging and all that jazz, amber light therapy is quickly fading the redness from my skin!

Amber light therapy for Rosacea - First Week CompleteAs much as I felt that I was already biased and was expecting good results from using amber light therapy, I’m still shocked at how quickly it is working. The reason is that the experience is quite different from using red light therapy.

The effects I experienced from red light therapy for rosacea

When I was using red light therapy, the colour was intense and while it didn’t feel like anything was happening during the actual treatment itself, a short time afterward, I could “feel” that something was different.  I’m not sure how to describe it.  It wasn’t a tingling or tightness.  It just wasn’t the same as it was before I’d used it.  It felt better, somehow.

Using the red light was slowly fading the redness of my rosacea, but its most striking effect was that it healed up all of the pimple-like bumps on my cheeks and completely removed all of the discomforts of a flare-up, like the heat from flushing, the stinging, burning and itching, as well as the tightness.  I couldn’t give that rosacea treatment enough praise.

The effects I experienced from yellow / amber light therapy for rosacea

Even though the process and timing is the same for amber (also known as yellow light therapy), it feels very different.  To start, it doesn’t feel as intense.  It is much more soothing and calming, overall.

I don’t really feel that it did much in terms of healing or preventing the bumps (though they haven’t come back during the 7 days that I have been using yellow and not the red light, so far), but it has been steadily fading the redness from my face.

Not only has it been fading the redness, but it has been doing it fast.  I  have had somewhat of a red mask on for the past five to ten years (though I’ve had the condition for fifteen years, it’s only for the last five to ten that the redness became permanent).  Now, the mask appears to be receding in some areas, particularly at the tops of my cheeks.  Furthermore, some of my natural skin tone is starting to show through the middles of my cheeks, as though I have natural-coloured dimples showing through the redness.

After only 7 days, there are extremely visible results!  In fact, my mother noticed while we were out shopping, yesterday. See?  Proof!  I’m not the only one seeing it.

My plans for the future

For the next week, I’m going to continue to use amber light therapy, exclusively.  This will help me to know exactly what the rosacea treatment is doing for me.

After that point, I plan to go back to using red light therapy again, too.  I will be combining them so that I will be able to gain the benefits from both colour wavelengths.  I have to admit that I’m very eager to have the next week go by so that I can test out the combined red and amber light therapy for rosacea.

Now that I’ve tried them independently, I’m very eager to see what their combined powers have to offer!

Wish me luck 🙂

BTW, last week, I did another guest blog on the SkinTastic Beauty Blog. If you want to check it out, click: “Can You Drink Red Wine if You Have Rosacea?

Here is my latest video on my YouTube channel.  This one’s about my progress with amber light therapy for rosacea:

If you’ve tried light therapy (of any colour) to treat your rosacea, or if you’d like me to try something out, please comment below 🙂

Treating Rosacea Naturally – We’re All in this Together!

LED red light therapy for rosacea vs mobile app

I’m breaking with the (albeit relatively new) tradition of posting on this blog once per week because a lot has happened, so I thought I’d create a bit of an update so that my post next week won’t be unbearably long.

The light therapy for rosacea continues!

The first point that I’m excited about is that my amber light (the Peak 589™ Amber LED Light Therapy Set from Smarter Lights, formerly Light Therapy Options) just arrived today. Eeeeee!  I haven’t tried it, yet, but I’ll be sure to give you a good description of how it goes, possibly with an unboxing video.

In the name of “science”, I will stop using my red light for two weeks and will exclusively use the amber light.  That way, I’ll be able to tell what the amber light is doing (hopefully!).  After that point, I’ll use them both together so that I can give my rosacea a full-out beating.

More exciting stuff…

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been talking to a lot of people around the world about treating rosacea naturally through light therapy, skin care products, diet, and many other methods.  I’ve been thrilled to be able to collaborate with some of those fantastic individuals.

Here are a few of the results of a couple of those collaborations.  I highly recommend checking out these fantastic blogs:

Lastly, I’ve also been keeping up my YouTube channel.  Here’s my latest video in which I compare a red light therapy app with my Peak 630™ Red LED Light Therapy Set from Smarter Lights (same place I got the amber light).  What I discovered was pretty surprising (to me, at least!).

Thanks for reading.  See you next time!

Week 13: Placing the Spotlight on Light Therapy for Rosacea

Red light therapy for rosacea

Red light therapy for rosaceaI’ve made a command decision.  I’m absolutely thrilled with the effects of the red light therapy on my rosacea.  However, I’ve been stumbling across a lot of information that is saying that amber (yellow) light is also helping a lot of people with this skin condition.  So I’ve decided to give my skin a double whammy of light therapy power and will be combining red and amber light.

The amber light therapy product is now in the mail and I can’t wait for it to arrive.  I’ll be sure to do an unboxing video when it gets here, so that you can see what comes in the box and what the yellow light is like when it’s turned on.

Why am I getting amber light therapy for rosacea, too?

I have high hopes for this.  As far as I can understand it, so far, it looks as though red light therapy penetrates more deeply into the skin, reducing inflammation (which causes swelling and redness) and healing all of the pimples, bumps, and other kind of damage that is already on the skin.

However, amber light waves don’t travel as deeply into the skin.  They stay closer to the surface and have a very soothing and calming effect.  So while it looks like red light therapy does a lot of the healing of the inflammation, redness, and damage that has occurred over the years, amber light therapy provides a faster and more visible result in the form of soothing the outer layers of the skin that are the most obvious to see.

Cool, huh!

The product that I’ll be getting is the Peak 589™ Amber LED Light Therapy Set, which is also from Smarter Lights (formerly Light Therapy Options), the same place that I got the red product that I use (Peak 630™ Red LED Light Therapy Set).

I’m still very happy with red light therapy 🙂

I just thought I’d point out that red light therapy is still working very well as a natural rosacea treatment, for me.  I’m also still very pleased with the product that I chose to use.  One of the main reasons is that it is so fast to use.

Unlike the red light therapy products that I’ve seen online at eBay and Amazon, and the ones I spotted a couple of weeks ago at Bed Bath and Beyond, I can do my whole face in as little as 4 and a half minutes (three 90 second sessions).  As far as I can tell, the fastest product that I saw (other than the one from Light Therapy Options) required 15 minutes of treatment every day.

If it took me 15 minutes to treat my skin every day, I just know that I wouldn’t keep it up.  I’m not good at being idle for a long period of time.

…And that leads me to the video that I created, this week.  I’ve now been asked several times about what I do to pass the time while I’m wearing goggles and treating my skin.  So I thought I’d have a bit of fun by telling you in a video.  I’m still learning how to film and edit, and my equipment is very rough (I just ordered a new video camera that should be arriving on Wednesday), but I just thought I’d have some fun with there.  Here it is.

Thank you very much for stopping by.  I’ll start posting progress photos of my skin again, soon.  I’m not sure why I stopped doing that, but I’ll get back into the habit 🙂

See you next time!