Every day I wake up and lament about the fact that I was not born into the Kardashian family. Woe is to everyone who obsessively follows their glamorous lives and beauty routines, we will probably never reach that level of luxury. But the appeal of rich celebrities is that we get to live vicariously through their passion projects and experiences – be it their snowy Alps vacays or over-the-top offices with rooms that could fit an entire country.
In a recent video, Kim Kardashian took to TikTok with her own version of the ‘Of Course‘ trend and gave her ardent fans a tour of the gorgeous SKIMS office. From a mannequin with her exact measurements to a wall full of every photoshoot she’s ever done, what stood out most was her indulgent red-light therapy bed.
Red light therapy has been one of the most trail-blazing non-invasive treatments that has gained traction in the skincare industry over the past year. Everyone’s doing it, and the results speak for themselves. We’ve done a low down of the treatments and its myriad benefits here, so check that out if you’re unfamiliar with the benefits and risks of red light therapy.
But of course I’m not Kim Kardashian, so I don’t have the money, or the space in Mumbai to get my own skincare-specific bed! That doesn’t mean we should miss out, right? So here’s a list of smaller, more achievable red light gadgets that will give you glowing skin. Pump that up with a little bit of botox and you’ll look exactly like the Kardashians!
5 Red Light Therapy Devices That Are Not A Bed, But Work Just As Well
Let’s start with a relatively budget-friendly, beginner-friendly product. The Protouch 3 In 1 LED Face Mask has three modes: red, blue, and orange which work to reduce signs of ageing and acne scars. It’s portable, cordless, rechargeable, and won’t make a big hole in your pocket. Great for self-care Sundays or just a recharge moment post-work.
Next up, the skincare brand from Los Angeles – Solawave, is now in India. They have a series of products that harness the power of red light for different concerns. If you’re someone who travels a lot and doesn’t really have the time to sit with a mask on your face, may I suggest splurging for the 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand & Activating Serum Kit. It comes with their Renew Complex Activating Serum, which helps to plump and clear the skin.
While a wand is the most convenient way to use red light therapy at home, they also have a much cheaper alternative for targeted concerns like acne. The Bye Acne: 3-Minute Pimple Spot Treatment is a “light therapy spot treatment that effectively targets and treats mild-to-moderate acne in just 3 minutes per session.”
Now if you’re in the mood to splurge, a good product to invest in is the FOREO UFO 3 LED Deep Facial Hydration tool. The tool utilises a series of different treatments from red light to cryotherapy – all in one device. It is more expensive than you’d expect but does come with a host of different treatments that target everything from wrinkles to the suppleness of your skin.
Last up, is a little something for the hair. The Protouch LED Hair Therapy Comb uses a combination of LED lights and vibrations to deal with issues like oil control and scalp irritation. It’s travel-friendly, easy to use, and worth a try if you’re looking for a more advanced hair care routine.
So what if you can’t replicate the Kim K luxury to its most extravagant extent? There are always little hacks to get you the glowing skin you deserve – it’s about making the best of what we have and with these gadgets we can still enjoy a touch of Kardashian-esque self-care right in our own homes!
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