Skin-care experts are always adamant about keeping skin care going past the neck. The thin skin on the neck and décolletage will betray you early on with telltale signs of aging even before your face. This skin is some of the first to wrinkle and show signs of tone and texture change. Yes, serums and moisturizers are a good place to start with neck skin care, but for the ultimate at home treatment, you’ll want to bring in the big guns: red light therapy.
Red light therapy is a great add-on for in-office treatments, but with many innovations, red light has also become an at home skin savior. HigherDOSE’s red Light Face Mask ($349) is a fan favorite, so in the spirit of extending skin care head to toe, they made another product for the neck and chest area. HigherDOSE Red Light Neck Enhancer ($349) has everything we love about the face mask in a convenient neck product.
The list of red light benefits is long—and this new device capitalizes on that. This tool’s most beloved benefit is helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the chest and neck. However, I was personally more invested in its ability to improve skin tone and texture. After incurring a breakout on my chest, a generally clear spot, I had some dark spots that were stubbornly sticking around. I felt like I’d tried everything, so I was eager to reach for this red light once I got it.
Within a couple of weeks, the spot had faded more than it had with the serums I was previously using. I spend a lot of time in the sun, so it also helped even skin tone and texture concerns throughout my chest and ignited a glow beneath my skin. Red light can also help with inflammation. These anti-inflammatory properties proved to reduce a bit of redness and irritation after, as I said, I spent too much time in the sun. Additionally, red light is said to boost hydration as well, which I felt helped enhance the look and feel of my skin and enhanced the other benefits.
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HigherDOSE recommends doing 10 to 20-minute sessions three to four times weekly. They say this will help produce optimal results without adverse effects. I appreciated how easy and comfortable the Neck Enhancer was to use because red light devices can be tricky to get right, but HigherDOSE nailed the design. The strap around the neck, essentially a choker, ensures that the device sits in place while targeting the skin there. The chest plate is wide and lays comfortably. So comfortably, in fact, I used it while reading and watching tv.
If you want to get the benefits of red light on your chest and neck, this easy-to-use, effective Neck Enhancer is a great at home solution.
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