Anti-Aging & Skin Health
Rejuvenate and purify your skin. Really!
It sounds too good to be true, but science supports it. Photobiomodulation uses invisible, near infrared (NIR) wavelengths (700 to 1,200 nanometers (nm)) to deliver energy to cells. Research shows specific light frequencies have specific activity. NIR has the perfect wavelength (880 nm) to penetrate skin best. When NIR is applied to the skin, fibroblast cells absorb the light activity, stimulating production of collagen and elastin. Over time, those increases create thicker, younger looking skin, decrease lines, fade scars, and promote skin renewal, cell health and tissue growth.1
Only Sunlighten saunas provide skin benefits of near infrared.
NASA developed NIR light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to grow plants in space, replicating the sun. A study in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after 3 months of sauna skin therapy using NIR tech. Participants saw reduced wrinkles, improved skin tone, softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.2
Sunlighten’s mPulse® series is the only infrared sauna on the market with NIR LED lights and includes an anti-aging program designed from this study.
A hand-held light therapy option
You can get these skin benefits without the size or expense of a sauna in the palm of your hand with our lumiNIR wand. It’s available with the NIR attachment only, or you can purchase any or all additional attachments: lumiSPORT® for post-workout recovery, lumiGLOW® to tone skin and stimulate collagen, and lumiCLEAR® for acne and complexion.
Keep your skin looking healthy with our mPulse saunas and lumiNIR wand.
With the benefits of near infrared light therapy, Sunlighten mPulse 3 in 1 saunas and lumiNIR wand rejuvenate and purify your skin and help keep it looking healthy and happy.
Reduce appearance of acne.
Infrared saunas may help reduce acne and improve the appearance of acne scarring. Build-up of oil on the skin causes acne, and when your body produces a lot of oil it leads to constant breakouts. Infrared saunas stimulate sweat from infrared heat – not heated air – which can help clean out those clogged pores at the cellular level.
Naturally detoxify your skin.
Infrared saunas are clinically proven to reach deeper levels into your skin, effectively removing environmental toxicants. 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.
Enhance skin tone and texture.
In a 2006 study3, researchers examined the impact of infrared on collagen and elastin, two key ingredients of 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.
Improve appearance of scars.
Infrared increases circulation and delivery of oxygen to injured or damaged areas and helps with cell turnover, which aids 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%.4
Which sauna is right for me?
Choosing a sauna to add to your wellness routine means looking at your lifestyle and your health goals to find the sauna that will be the best fit. We'd love to help you do that! Whether it's relaxation you’re craving or deep detoxification, Sunlighten infrared saunas will help you achieve your wellness desires. From weight loss to muscle recovery and skin rejuvenation, our patented infrared technology will restore your body and your mind. Select your health benefit need(s) and how many people you want room for in your sauna to learn which options are best for you.
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- Perricone, D. N. (2012, October 24). Dr. Nicholas Perricone study on near infrared(NIR) on the skin. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ZRWWi-Mps_8
- B.A. Russell, N. Kellett & L.R. Reilly.
Light Therapy (633nm and 830 nm) in Facial Skin Rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2005; 7: pp 196-200.
- 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.
- 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.