How Blue Light Affects Your Skin?

How Blue Light Affects Your Skin?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Emerging research confirms that blue light emitted from the smartphones of ours, tablets and computer screens is actually harmful to the skin of ours. Most people know what blue light from digital devices are able to do to the eyes of ours. But can screens damage the skin of ours, too?  Let’s read on and find out.

What exactly is blue light?

High-energy blue light rays are included in the spectrum of light that is visible, and we’re exposed to them via light bulbs and sunlight. In reality, the sun is our largest source of blue light.

What damages can blue light do to our skin?

#1 Pigmentation

A study conducted by Unilever Skincare Research reveals that just 4 days of working in front of a computer has the same impact on the skin of yours as twenty minutes spent in the mid day sun. Blue light has the power to penetrate deeper into the skin compared with UV rays. Over time this may add up and worsen sun damage, like pigmentation and dark spots.

#2 Wrinkles & Sagging

Blue light has been proven in studies to induce oxidative stress in the skin. This could cause harmful effects on the skin as exposure to UVA, including premature ageing, by releasing cell damaging free radicals. Be sure you take cover with a sunscreen loaded with antioxidants.

 

#3 Dark circles

Exposure to blue light at night is able to inhibit the skin’s natural night time renewal, especially your under eye area – that’s forty % thinner compared to the skin on the face of yours in some other places. The fast fix is actually to cover your computers and phones with a blue light shield. Also, enabling “night mode” on the digital devices of yours are able to allow it to be easier on your skin and eyes – a setting that disables blue light in favour of yellow light.

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