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Shining Bright: How Infrared Saunas Became a Celebrity Wellness Staple

Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lady Gaga rave about infrared saunas. Discover the secrets of their light-based wellness routines for radiant skin and health.

RedlightTherapyDigest Staff By RLTD Staff Updated June 26, 2024
Medically reviewed Medically reviewed by: Dr. Shari Sperling
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Hollywood’s Hot New Secret: Unveiling the Red Light Revolution (and Beyond) in Skincare

This desire for beauty and in particular the search for the Fountain of Youth in Hollywood has taken celebrities down some rather wacky roads. But recently, a new trend appears, and, to some extent, it can be called both revolutionary and, at the same time, rather, umm…bright. This is about Red Light Therapy and Hollywood celebrities are rosy with the anticipation of the health benefits it brings.

We no longer have to guess from a post on Facebook or an Instagram story of the beauty regimen that someone is using Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr, and Lady Gaga are proudly flaunting their light-based wellness routines online. Jennifer’s cryotherapy studio’s Instagram post is tagging her, bathed in the warm red glow of a panel treatment, sending the beauty world abuzz. Gwyneth and Miranda have been vocal about their love for infrared saunas, while Lady Gaga’s post with a futuristic red mask has fueled endless speculation.

Beyond Red Light: Unveiling the Spectrum of Light Therapies

However, the story doesn’t stop at red light. Celebrities are embracing a wider range of light-based therapies to achieve optimal health and a radiant complexion. Let’s delve deeper:

  • Jennifer Aniston and the Power of Infrared Saunas: Aniston is a big proponent of infrared saunas, using them 5-6 times a week for post-workout detoxification and glowing skin. Infrared saunas use invisible light waves to penetrate the body, promoting sweating and potentially aiding in relaxation and weight loss.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s Glowing Devotion: Gwyneth Paltrow is a long-time advocate for infrared saunas, crediting them with increased relaxation and a healthy glow. Her endorsement in a Goop feature further solidified the trend’s popularity.
  • Miranda Kerr’s Holistic Haven: Miranda Kerr is a fan of HigherDose, a wellness company known for its infrared saunas and chromotherapy treatments. Chromotherapy utilizes different colors of light to address various concerns, adding a holistic touch to her beauty routine.
  • Lady Gaga’s Light for Life: Lady Gaga’s battle with fibromyalgia has led her to explore various therapies, including infrared saunas and cold exposure. She finds the combination helpful in detoxifying her body and managing chronic pain.

Red Light Therapy: Science Meets Celebrity

That being said, infrared saunas and chromotherapy are more general in their use while red light therapy is applied only to the skin. Scientists have claimed that these red LEDs can boost amount of collagens needed by skin to bring out youthful skin, erase skin lines and ravel, and increase blood circulation. The flexibility of panels, as well as red-traffic devices, including those in panel and handheld formats, also plays to celebrities’ benefit.


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The Takeaway: Mapping out the New Future of Personalized Wellness

Popularization of phototherapies in Hollywood shows that the focus is gradually moving towards individualized and integrative types of health management. Therefore, even though what is currently trending is red light therapy and infrared saunas, these treatments are not all that they seem. Seeking the dermatologist’s opinion when implementing new therapy is important.

As it is clear first of all, it is necessary to mention that the main prerequisites of a healthy skin tone are connected with a rather complex strategy. Not only beauty therapies, but we have also witnessed how disciplined they are about their meals intake, water intake, makeup removal, and daily moisturization, and stress levels contributing to that pretty skin. Red light and infrared saunas should therefore be considered as powerful boosters to this all-encompassing care.

Well, are you a star and ready to become a member of the light crowd and inspired by the world of light? Please feel free to share in the comments below your thoughts and experiences regarding any of the above. Together we can shine the light on the future of your personal well-being process.

Now you too can enjoy the rejuvenating and detoxifying effects of infrared saunas at Element Health Optimisation Centre and DtXfy. These clinics are dedicated to providing holistic health solutions, ensuring that you experience the full benefits of infrared sauna therapy in state-of-the-art facilities.

By Dr. Shari Sperling

Shari Sperling, DO, is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in medical, cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology for adults and children.

**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficacy.

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