Skin Look

The answer to this question is not as clear-cut as you might think. Yellow light, when viewed through glass or plastic, has the same spectral power distribution (SPD) as daylight. However, yellow light has a narrower bandwidth than white light so that it can be focused sharply on a smaller area and do less scattering.

Yellow light is known to have a calming effect on the body, which makes it perfect for tasks that require you to be in a state of deep concentration. However, when it is exposed to the skin, elastin and collagen production increases which leads to smoother-looking skin.

How does yellow light work on the skin?

Yellow light is the color that stimulates the melanin in our skin, making it look smoother and brighter. This can have a negative effect on people suffering from vitiligo, who are looking for ways to even out their skin tone. A variety of treatments exist, but most doctors recommend avoiding sun exposure to keep their condition under control.

What are the benefits of yellow light?

Studies have shown that yellow light, as opposed to blue or green, makes the skin look smoother. Blue light should be avoided because it can cause eye strain, migraines, and depression. Yellow light is also better at regulating circadian rhythms, which could be why it can make the skin look smoother.

Who should use yellow light therapy?

If you are looking for a way to naturally heal your skin and rejuvenate it, then yellow light therapy is the best option. As we age, our skin’s natural collagen production begins to diminish which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

It is important to note that not every person can use this form of light therapy. It is most effective for people in their 40s with dry or oily skin.

Tips for using yellow light and what shade do you need?

There are a few different types of light bulbs that you can use for your home. You may want to consider using yellow light for your living room or bedroom because it has the highest color rendering index. The shade should be 2200K which is considered warm white and will make your skin look smooth and clear. If you are using yellow light over indoor plants then consider growing them in a darker green color.

Here are the top Tips for using yellow light and what shade do you need:

  • Use Lamps or Wall Sconces to light up a room. Candles are also good for lighting up a small room.
  •  Use dimmers or low-wattage bulbs to reduce eye strain.
  •  Use a yellow light bulb for your nightstand lamp or any lamp that will be on for several hours at a time.
  •  Use yellow light bulbs in your living room, kitchen, or dining room. This is an easy way to add a warm, cool glow to your room.
  • Use yellow light for reading lamps and desk lamps in the place where you do most of your reading.


Even though the skin is often redder or darker, it still looks smoother in yellows. It’s a common misconception that black lights make people’s skin look smooth. The tonal balance of a person’s skin is the determining factor for how smooth it looks.

It is possible that yellow light penetrates less deeply into the dermis and epidermis than other colors of light, meaning it can be seen by the naked eye while being absorbed by the skin. In addition, because yellow light contains more blue wavelengths, it may bounce off of skin rather than reflect straight back. To ensure your skin is always in tip-top condition, always have your portable makeup mirror with you!

By Manali