Kourtney Kardashian the latest celeb to praise LED face masks: So what's the hype about?

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Kourtney Kardashian reveals her "skin obsession" is a LED face mask, which works to prevent acne breakouts, boost collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. (Getty Images)
Kourtney Kardashian reveals her "skin obsession" is a LED face mask, which works to prevent acne breakouts, boost collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. (Getty Images)

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Kourtney Kardashian has revealed her “skin obsession” is LED face masks.

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The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared a selfie on Instagram of her using the DMH Aesthetics Led Light Shield Mask.

The 41-year-old reality star shared why she loves the mask so much in the accompanying caption, revealing it allows her to multitask thanks to the clear panel, as well as the in-built glasses.

She added that it doesn’t need to be plugged in, meaning she can move around while experiencing the benefits.

What is an LED light mask?

An LED mask is a non-invasive light therapy suitable for all skin types, which is made up of three Near-Infrared lights - not UV rays - that help to support the ageing process to combat wrinkles, hydration and firmness.

Explaining the impact of the beauty tool on Kardashian’s lifestyle website Poosh, it states: “LED stands for light-emitting diode, meaning it pushes the energy and power of the light in one direction—at your skin.

“The colours we see, whether it’s red light or blue light, are produced by different wavelengths. Red has a longer wavelength than blue light.”

Buy it: DMH Aesthetics Led Light Shield Mask | $190 (£155 GBP) from Poosh

DMH Aesthetics Led Light Shield Mask
DMH Aesthetics Led Light Shield Mask

The LED Light Shield Mask, which Kardashian relies on, has a number of settings, all of which have different benefits.

The red light treated the outer layer of the skin - known as the epidermis - as the light stimulates collagen, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

While the blue light is best suited for those with acne-prone skin, as the light targets sebaceous oil glands to destroy any bacteria that causes breakouts, as well as reduce scarring.

There is also an amber light, which protects the skin and reduces the appearance of brown age spots and melasma.

But Kardashian mostly relies on the red and blue settings. The site reads: “Kourt loves the red and blue light the most. Since she’s added this ritual to her self-care routine, it’s been life-changing for her skin.”

Kris Jenner’s oldest daughter is not the only celebrity to use LED face masks, as Victoria Beckham, January Jones, Kate Hudson and Chrissy Teigen are among other famous faces to use the prop.

Shop alternative LED face masks

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro | £430 from Cult Beauty

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro
Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro

Dr. Dennis Gross is one of the leading skincare brands in the beauty industry.

This mask has been designed to fit the full face and is suitable for all face shapes. It features 100 red LED lights, as well as 62 blue LED lights, to help with various skin complaints and anti ageing.

Customers cant get enough of this model, which claims to show results in 10 weeks.

Light Therapy Acne Mask | £29.99 from Amazon

Light Therapy Acne Mask
Light Therapy Acne Mask

The Light Therapy Mask has three different LED photons, red, blue and yellow to suit everyone’s skin concerns.

What we love most is the design is lightweight and portable, as it can be connected to your smartphone or other device to use on the go.

So it is no surprise customers have hailed it a “very good led mask.”

Talika Genius Light | £279 from lookfantastic

Talika Genius Light
Talika Genius Light

The Talika Genius Light mask is a double threat as it combines light therapy with electrostimulation to target wrinkles, brown spots, acne, as well as scarring, while also working to boost the skin’s radiance.

However, it is not suitable for those with metal implants in the head, are pregnant or breast feeding, are epileptic, wear braces or have a pacemaker.

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