I Tried the Exact LED Face Mask Kourtney Kardashian Uses
LED therapy is a skin care treatment that uses different wavelengths of light.
The DMH Aesthetics Light Shield mask allows you to do LED therapy in the comfort of your own home.
An editor tested the light shield mask and was impressed with the results.
I’m a big fan of learning celebrity beauty routines. I like to know what types of makeup they like and what skincare products have worked best for them – especially if it’s a beauty tool I can buy and test for myself. When I found out Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian were using the DMH Aesthetics Light Shield Mask ($190), I added it to the top of my holiday wish list, and luckily for me, Santa passed by.
The DMH Aesthetics Light Shield mask is an LED light therapy treatment. The device’s red light works to calm inflammation, the blue light targets acne and breakouts, and the amber setting aims to fade dark spots. The mask has a self-timer that shuts off after each 15-minute session, and it’s hands-free and cordless, meaning you can go about your day while you treat your skin.
Since this was my first time trying LED therapy, I wanted to familiarize myself with what it really was. According to Web MD, LED (light-emitting diode) therapy is a treatment that uses different wavelengths of light, including red and blue. Originally developed by NASA, LED light therapy is now used for aging skin and acne. LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays, so they are safe for regular use. However, people with sensitive skin or those using medications that make them sensitive to light should consult a physician or dermatologist before use.
I take acne medication to help clear up my hormonal flares, and I don’t usually have issues with breakouts unless I try a product that isn’t right for my skin. Then, about five months ago, I noticed that I had breakouts on my forehead quite regularly, and I couldn’t figure out what caused it. I wasn’t using any new products and hadn’t changed anything in my routine recently.
Since I knew my anti-light mask had an acne setting, I decided to test it out and see if it could relieve some of the blemishes on my forehead. In the past, I really only used my light protection mask sporadically, and since I hadn’t had a breakout in a while, I only tested the red and amber settings.
For the next three months, I used my DMH Aesthetics Light Shield Mask four to five days a week every morning for 15 minutes. I started my day by washing my face as usual, but before applying any of my skincare products, I wore my anti-light mask. One thing I particularly like about this specific mask is that it’s sheer, so I was able to do my other typical morning tasks while I treated my skin.
Moreover, it works. It took me a few weeks to see a noticeable difference, but I’m happy to say that for two months now my forehead has been acne free. I even noticed a significant reduction in breakouts on the rest of my face. I spent a week at my mom’s recently and didn’t pack my light blocking mask, and I already noticed that a little pimple has already appeared near my mouth, which definitely convinced me to continue to use it regularly.
Although I love my light protection mask, it does come with a few downsides. First, the battery dies quickly. I can get maybe 45 minutes total (three sessions) of use before the mask needs to be recharged. Second, this mask can be difficult to take from place to place. It’s very delicate, and I usually store it in the cardboard box it came in because, well, I really have no idea where I could safely store it without fear that it is not damaged.
Finally, but probably most annoying, the piece of the mask that rests on your nose can get very uncomfortable, despite the nose pads. I ended up wrapping each nose pad with soft tape from a first aid kit, and it made a huge difference. However, it looks a bit wonky and isn’t completely ideal.
Overall, despite the few downsides, I have seen great results using the DMH Light Shield mask regularly. It has become my absolute favorite beauty tool and the one I rely on to keep my skin clear. Kourtney Kardashian was right on this one.