Phones, laptops and tablets. All technological saviours are resolvedly modern necessities, but have you thought about the effects of screens on your skin? A 2019 report found most people, on average, spend three hours and 15 minutes on our phones a day, with the top 20 per cent of smartphone users having daily screen time in excess of four and a half hours You may or may not occasionally suffer from social media fatigue, however the effects from blue light may have you wanting to digitally detox from your devices for skin health as well as mental.
So what exactly is blue light? Blue light (also referred to as High Energy Visible or HEV light) poses potential skin harm via free radical generation and has been shown to induce oxidative stress in live skin. This can contribute to skin ageing, like exposure to UVA (which can age our skin prematurely), however blue light has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin compared with both UVA and UVB light. Result? Loss of firmness with sagging skin, increase in pigmentation and visible lines. Also, worst still is the deeply negative affects of blue light on the body’s natural circadian rhythm, disrupting sleep which is precious for restoration of health.
How to protect? The skin naturally contains antioxidants such as vitamin E however when the skin is exposed to excess free radicals (UV, blue light and other environmental factors such as pollution. Applying topical antioxidants in the form of skincare, as well as eating a diet rich in antioxidants found in strawberries, blueberries and kale can boost our skin’s defence against oxidative environmental damage.
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