The recent pandemic has seen a rise in virtual meetings, workouts and even social events accelerating our skin’s exposure to blue light, known to cause premature aging and inflammation to skin. But what exactly is blue light and how does it cause damage?
WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT?
Blue light is one of the colours from the visible light spectrum and is also known as HEV (high-energy visible) light emitted not only from the sun but from digital devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and TV’s, even light bulbs too.
HOW DOES BLUE LIGHT AFFECT MY SKIN?
Like UVA rays from the sun, blue light can also penetrate to deeper layers of our skin, contributing to hyperpigmentation and melasma (dark spots). Skin expert Jamsine Vico explains blue light can “break down collagen and elastin, which accelerates ageing and inflammation in the skin cells”.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE AFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT?
Ensure you incorporate SPF into your everyday skincare routine. Here at Hello Sunday we have SPF solutions, formulated with carnosine, a dipeptide composed of two amino acids, naturally found in the human body and plays an essential role in protecting the skin against blue light to prevent aging, inflammation. and environmental damages.
- The everyday one - face moisturiser - SPF 30 & 50
- The one that’s got it all - full shield face primer - SPF 50
- The one that’s a serum - SPF drops - SPF 45
REDUCE SCREEN TIME
Take regular breaks from your digital devices and utilise features such as smartphone screen time reports, allowing you to access real-time reports about your usage time as well as setting time limits.
If you can’t commit to reducing your screen time then compromise with some screen covers for your phone, laptop or tablet. Check out the EyeJust range of best blue light blocking screen protectors.
TURN IT DOWN
Another tip is adjusting your light and brightness settings or switching to night mode on your devices which helps reduce stress on your eyes.
Discover Hello Sunday blue light protection skincare.