Skin Health and Anti-Aging

Skin Purification and Rejuvenation

We are all looking for healthier and better-looking skin. Forego expensive cosmetic treatments that may have limited effects or questionable long-term safety. Instead, rejuvenate your skin while also receiving all of the other health benefits associated with Sunlighten’s leading infrared saunas and hand-held lumiNIR wand.

Near Infrared (NIR) Wavelength

Near infrared (NIR) light therapy is the science of photobiomodulation which uses invisible, near infrared wavelengths between 700 and 1,200 nm (nanometers) to deliver energy to cells. NIR is the shortest wavelength and penetrates the skin’s surface more effectively than mid or far infrared. Scientific research shows that when delivered at the vital wavelength of 880nm, without extreme heat or light, NIR promotes skin renewal, cell health and tissue growth. Similar NIR LED (light-emitting diodes) were originally developed for NASA in order to grow plants in space, replicating the sun.

A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.1

Sunlighten’s SoloCarbon 3 in 1® (in the mPulse line) is the only infrared sauna heater on the market with LED near infrared lights. In fact, it comes with an anti-aging program that is designed from this study.

How infrared penetrates skin layers

Skin Benefits

Discover everything infrared saunas and the lumiNIR wand can do to rejuvenate and purify your skin, and help keep it looking healthy and happy.

Infrared saunas may not only improve the appearance of acne scarring, but they may actually help reduce acne in the first place. Typical acne is caused by a build-up of oil on the skin, and if you produce a lot of oil, that can lead to constant breakouts. Infrared saunas cause you to sweat from infrared heat – not actual heat – which can help clean out those clogged pores. When a sauna session is complete, a quick face wash ensures the unclogged pores do not clog up again.

Another option for acne is the Sunlighten lumiNIR wand. The lumiCLEAR attachment, either sold as an add-on wand to the lumiNIR or as part of the lumiNIR 4-in-1 bundle, offers blue light. Blue light (400-470 nm) has been shown to kill the bacteria with some forms of acne.

Skin Detoxification
Infrared saunas are clinically proven to reach deeper levels into your skin, effectively removing toxins such as dead skin cells, oils, dirt and bacteria. Our SoloCarbon technology heats your body to the core, triggering your body to release toxins that can clog your pores and lead to a host of health issues beyond just within your skin. Learn more about infrared saunas and skin detoxification.

Tone and Texture
In a study done in 2006,2 researchers looked at the impact of infrared on collagen and elastin in our skin, two of the most important ingredients to healthy skin. They found that both collagen and elastin increased after exposure to infrared, and all patients included in the study reported enhanced skin texture, less roughness, and improvement in color.

Appearance of Scars 
The increase in circulation and delivery of oxygen to injured or damaged areas helps with cell turnover, which helps with the appearance of scars. Studies using NASA LED technology concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing, and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155-171%.3

“My skin has never felt or looked better.” Our customers have spoken.


The lumiNIR wand is another great option when you’re looking for skin benefits without the size or expense of a sauna. It’s available with the NIR attachment only, or you can purchase any or all of the additional attachments: lumiSPORT for post-workout recovery, lumiGLOW to tone skin and stimulate collagen, and lumiCLEAR for complexion.

Sunlighten lumiNIR


  1. B.A. Russell, N. Kellett & L.R. Reilly. Study to Determine the Efficacy of Combination LED Light Therapy (633nm and 830 nm) in Facial Skin Rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2005; 7: pp 196-200.
  2. Ju Hee Lee, Mi Ryung Roh, & Kwang Hoon Lee. Effects of Infrared Radiation on Skin Photo-Aging and Pigmentation. Yonsei Med J. 2006 Aug 31; 47(4): 485–490.
  3. Whelan et al; Effect of NASA Light Emitting Diode Irradiation and Wound Healing. Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery, Volume 19, Number 6, 2001, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, pp. 305-314.
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