By Aliki Chatzilias, MSc.
Clinical Biochemist/Medical Researcher



Winter brings with it cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, and unfortunately, dry, dull skin. However, fear not, as we unveil six expert skincare tips infused with the magic of LED light therapy to revitalize your skin and unleash your inner Snow Queen. Prepare to embrace the winter season with a radiant glow!

Tip 1: Hydration is Key

In the chilly winter months, the air becomes drier, leading to moisture loss from our skin. To combat this, hydration becomes paramount. Opt for hydrating skincare products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin to lock in moisture. Additionally, invest in a humidifier to infuse moisture into the air at home. LED light therapy, particularly blue light, can complement hydration efforts by reducing inflammation and improving skin barrier function, resulting in better moisture retention.


Tip 2: Gentle Cleansing

While it may be tempting to use harsh cleansers to combat winter grime, gentle cleansing is key to maintaining skin health. Look for mild, non-stripping cleansers that won't disrupt the skin's natural barrier. Consider double cleansing with an oil-based cleanser followed by a gentle foaming cleanser to ensure thorough yet gentle removal of impurities. LED light therapy, especially red light, can aid in calming sensitive skin post-cleansing, reducing any potential irritation.


Tip 3: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

In the battle against winter dryness, moisturizing is your best friend. Opt for rich, emollient moisturizers that provide long-lasting hydration. Look for ingredients like ceramides, shea butter, and squalane to replenish the skin's moisture barrier. Don't forget to apply moisturizer immediately after cleansing to lock in hydration. LED light therapy, particularly near-infrared light, can penetrate deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production and enhancing the moisturizing effects of skincare products.


Tip 4: Protect Your Skin

Despite the gloomy weather, sun protection remains crucial during the winter months. UV rays can still penetrate through clouds and cause skin damage. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours, especially if spending time outdoors. LED light therapy, particularly green light, can help reduce hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure, while also calming inflammation and promoting healing.


Tip 5: Exfoliate Wisely

While exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover, it's crucial to do so gently during the winter months. Opt for chemical exfoliants containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), which are less abrasive than physical scrubs. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a week to avoid over-exfoliation, which can exacerbate dryness and irritation. LED light therapy, particularly yellow light, can help brighten the complexion and improve skin texture by stimulating circulation and increasing nutrient delivery to the skin cells.


Tip 6: Harness the Power of LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy is a non-invasive skincare treatment that utilizes various wavelengths of light to target specific skin concerns. Red light is commonly used to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while blue light is effective in killing acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation. Green light targets hyperpigmentation and promotes overall skin brightness, while near-infrared light penetrates deep into the skin, improving circulation and accelerating wound healing. Incorporating LED light therapy into your winter skincare routine can enhance the effectiveness of your other skincare products and promote overall skin health.



Winter skincare doesn't have to be a daunting task. By following these six expert tips and incorporating LED light therapy into your routine, you can embrace the winter season with confidence and unveil your inner Snow Queen. Remember, consistency is key, so stick to your skincare routine, and watch your skin glow with radiance all season long!