I Finally Understand the Hype of Those LED Masks Dominating My Feed
After working from home (and exercising, socialising and everything in between from home, too) for longer than anyone saw coming, my skin broke out in a way I didn't expect (despite countless makeup-free days). I've always been susceptible to a bit of redness on my face and, especially in the colder months, some flakiness and dryness, but the welt-like blind pimples that popped up really wigged me out, even if I was only seeing people via Zoom meetings. But if isolation was good for something, it was giving new beauty products a go.
If you've ever spent longer than a minute scrolling Instagram (guilty as charged), you've probably spied an outer-space looking mask that all the influencers are repping. From Roxy Jacenko to Abbie Chatfield and MAFS' Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli, the Peppy Co LED Light Therapy Mask ($179) appeared to be all the rage, but, as with any Insta trend, I had my doubts and wanted to try it for myself.
LED light treatments are typically handled by dermatologists so I definitely had my reservations using it from home — because, yes, I have a tendency to make a mess of almost everything I try — but the mask is so easy to use I think even a monkey could get it right.