If You Have Acne-Prone Skin, This Portable Tool Is a Must-Have
Recently, my whole office has become obsessed with SolaWave’s internet-famous skincare wand. Over the last year it’s been spotted on the IG feeds of more than a few celebrity makeup artists, who have used the red light wand to prep A-listers like Nicole Kidman, Sydney Sweeney and Megan Fox for award shows and premieres.
Naturally, I was skeptical of SolaWave—not because I’m a stubborn contrarian, but because I’ve tried my fair share of celeb-endorsed skincare products that did nothing for my skin.
After months of resisting, I finally decided to put my stubbornness aside when SolaWave dropped a new tool specifically for fighting acne. As someone who struggles with adult acne, I was desperate. And though I hate admitting I’m wrong, I have to say it worked shockingly well.
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If you’re like me and even fact check the ‘organic’ label on your food, you don’t want to just be told something works—you want to understand how for yourself. So I put together a quick primer on what I learned about SolaWave’s Bye Acne tool, including how it works and what to expect.
The Power of the Sun (Without the Damage)
The Bye Acne device works by killing bacteria with special frequency light. This is a technique first discovered 140 years ago to kill diseases, and then dermatologists wondered “if light can kill bacterial diseases, can it kill acne-causing bacteria?”
The answer is yes, quite well. But, not all light spectrums are equally good at killing bacteria—and more importantly, not all light is safe for your skin (think sunburn).
After decades of testing, scientists discovered that blue light was the most effective for killing acne-causing bacteria, and red light was the best for rejuvenating inflamed and bothered skin. These findings birthed the practice known as “phototherapy,” and it’s a treatment that normally costs $40-80 per session with a dermatologist.
What SolaWave did is package these two light spectrums together in a portable, easy-to-use device that lets you treat yourself anywhere, anytime. It’s FDA cleared and uses the same technology as the doctors, only in the palm of your hand.
Clear Skin in Just 3 Minutes
SolaWave’s light therapy not only works, but works fast. A “session” is only 3 minutes long and most users see results in as little as 2-3 sessions (myself included).
The best part is that using the Bye Acne is incredibly easy. All you have to do to start treating your acne is three simple steps:
- Wash and dry your skin completely. You want to start with a dry surface, with no moisturizer, oil, or other skin products.
- Place the Bye Acne light therapy tool over your blemish or breakout area.
- Press the on button. The wand will turn on and automatically switch off after the 3 minute treatment is complete.
That’s seriously it. You move the wand to each new blemish spot or area as needed and repeat the process until you’ve treated all necessary areas.
Here’s What Happened to My Skin
The best way to track the Bye Acne’s progress is to take a before and after selfie. Some may simply enjoy the glow-up, others like myself, the quantifiable results.
The first thing I noticed was my red puffy spots disappearing. These come from inflammation and if you have these, you know they’re often the most painful part of acne. The lower frequency red light soothes the inflammation, and has the added benefit of actually helping prevent long-term wrinkles and hyperpigmentation (making this a 2-for-1 tool).
Next I noticed the (at first) gradual and then rapid disappearance of my acne. Oftentimes, people like myself with adult acne have problem areas which through repeated infection actually become gathering areas for sebum (the oil on your skin), and in turn, bacteria.
By spot-treating these areas with the bacteria-killing blue light, SolaWave’s acne-fighting powerhouse delivers consistent bacteria elimination, meaning my skin improved more and more every day. Much more effective than sporadic trips to the dermatologist. After less than a week, the results were impossible to ignore. After 9 sessions I felt like I had new skin.
I’ve Hopped on the SolaWave Bandwagon
I hate to admit it, but SolaWave is more than just another internet fad. They use real dermatologist-backed technology, in a portable, way more affordable form. The reason everyone at my office loves SolaWave isn’t just because Sydney Sweeney shouted the brand out in a YouTube video, but because their products actually improve your skin.
The only downside to the Bye Acne is that now along with less acne, I have a sinking feeling I may need to revisit every other product I prematurely dismissed as internet hype…but if I had to guess, their results will probably be more disappointing.
I had no expectations for SolaWave’s newest product, and the results I could actually see in a matter of days has me singing its praise to everyone I know. SolaWave even has a 30 day return policy, so there’s truly no reason not to try it out.
Don’t be a stubborn skeptic like me! If you’re ready to kick your acne to the curb, head to Solawave’s website to see the magic of the Bye Acne for yourself.