All about The My Skin Buddy!
Curious about this new beauty device? Here are all the deets!
Why My Skin Buddy?
I have always wanted to have LED technology as part of my treatments for it's amazing benefits. Problem is, LED needs to be done at least 3-4 times a week to be effective to see significant change. Obviously, none of us have time to come in for treatments multiple times a week! This is why I first became interested in My Skin Buddy. Not only is it LED light therapy, but 4 different technologies in one. So think of this as multiple at home devices, in one device!
What are the benefits of using this device?
Deep cleansing - clearer pores!
Improves pore appearance
Kills acne bacteria
Boosts collagen production
Heals the skin from trauma faster - Picking at a blemish, post facial redness, chemical peel etc.
What is LED light therapy?
LED light therapy was discovered by NASA on accident trying to grow plants in space. In short LED light therapy is a light therapy that increases wound healing, skin rejuvenation and human tissue growth by up to 200%. Different wavelengths (colors) penetrate the skin differently, each having their own unique benefits. This device has 3 colors, while many devices only have 1!
Blue light: Blue light therapy works by reducing activity in the sebaceous glands (oil glands) reducing oil production as well as killing acne bacteria. Research has shown that blue light can also improve the healing of third degree burns.
Red light: Red light therapy works to boost collagen production, slowing aging. It has also been shown to reduce inflammation. Red light overall rejuvenates the skin!
Green light: Green light helps calm and brighten the skin. Great for PIH (post acne red marks), sun spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma. The calming effect makes it ideal for redness and rosacea.
What are the other 3 benefits of this device?
ULTRASONIC VIBRATION: This breaks up dead skin cells, increases natural synthesis of hyaluronic acid and gives the appearance of tight, plump skin.
IONTOPHORESIS: Positive ions cleanse the skin and draw out impurities, while negative ions boost product penetration, so you will get more benefit out of your skincare products!
THERMAL HEAT THERAPY: This therapy is my favorite! Think of a warm facial massage. Thermal heat therapy has been shown to tighten, firm and plump the skin. It increases circulation, promotes oxygen to the cells and improves pore appearance.
How often do I use the device?
LED needs to be used 3-4 times a week. At minimum 5 minutes, but ideally 10. I like to strive for every night, and then if I miss a couple nights no big deal. Each color has a 5 minute timer so I usually use 2 colors each night.
How do I use the My Skin Buddy?
I cleanse morning and night with my My Skin Buddy. You can use it with an oil cleanser or regular cleanser. I just turn it on setting one and gently massage the skin. For LED use I apply a toner or serum, then use the device. You don't want to apply vitamin C or retinol before using the device. As for which colors and how often to use them, that is personalized. When you buy a My Skin Buddy from me you will receive instructions I wrote, and together we can customize a routine for your skin's needs!
What comes with the My Skin Buddy?
The device is $295, is rechargeable and comes with the charging cord, a stand, protective cover, open cover for use with a cotton pad for toner, instructions and benefits from the company, and instructions and benefits written by me! When registered on their site the My Skin Buddy has a lifetime warranty as well.
I had a client last week who purchased a My Skin Buddy 5 weeks ago. I was amazed when she came in! Her skin was clearer and she had less to extract. Her blemishes were improved, scarring reduced and her skin overall looked healthier. She's getting married next year and I am so excited to see how great her skin looks a year from now! Mind you, she's also wearing a medical mask at work everyday as well.
If you have more additional questions, feel free to contact me and I would be happy to answer them for you!
Third degree burns research: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30276489/