If you're using red light therapy to reduce fine lines around the eyes, using an anti-aging serum or cream afterwards can accelerate the results. Look for serums that contain retinol, argan oil, peptides, or vitamin C to get the most out of your post-red light therapy skincare routine.

Retinol is a form of vitamin A commonly found in anti-aging products like serums and moisturizers. It's best used before bedtime to encourage cell regeneration while you sleep. Although retinol was once thought to be incompatible with LED light therapy, recent research suggests that it's safe to use retinol-containing products after a light therapy session, just not before.

Vitamin C is another popular ingredient in skincare, known for its ability to boost skin radiance, even out skin tone, stimulate collagen production, and provide antioxidant benefits. Red light therapy has similar effects, making it a great complementary treatment to vitamin C serums.

When deciding between retinol and vitamin C, consider your skin goals. If you're aiming for brighter skin, a vitamin C serum might be your best bet. If you're targeting wrinkles, retinol might be more effective.

For blue light therapy, creams containing salicylic acid and other beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are recommended. BHAs are oil-soluble and penetrate the skin to exfoliate dead cells and prevent acne. BHAs are commonly found in creams, ointments, and cleansers.

It's important to use LED products on clean skin, and to apply serums before creams and moisturizers. Give each product a few minutes to absorb before moving on to the next step.

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