In any case, the blue light from computers and telephone is not good for our eyes and night's sleep. But what does blue light do to your skin?
We spend more than six hours a day behind a screen on average. And if you also sit at a computer for work, this is even more. If we have to believe the sounds in the media, this can lead to a 'screenface' in addition to physical complaints. This is damage to the facial skin, such as skin aging or discolorations such as pigmentation spots.
Whether we should really be so concerned about the harmful effects of blue light remains to be seen. It is of course always good to protect your skin against free radicals. Like with a natural face cream or serum with anti-oxidants
In this article we explain what blue light is and what it does to your skin.
What exactly is blue light?
You have probably heard of blue light in combination with mobile devices such as a telephone, tablet or laptop. The light from digital devices is called artificial blue light. Blue light (High Energy Visible Light) also occurs in a natural form. We have to deal with this every day when night turns to day. It ensures that the sleep hormone melatonin is slowed down, making you feel more energetic. It ensures a good mood and higher productivity. The greatest source of blue light to which we are exposed is the sun.
What does blue light do to your skin?
Compared to the sun, the blue light from digital devices and LED lighting is minimal. It becomes especially worrisome when you consider that we keep the radiation so close to our skin, like cell phones, for example. This blue light is also stronger than natural UV rays. They say it makes for faster eye wear, skin aging and skin damage. This is because the rays have a short wavelength and high dose of energy. So they are able to penetrate deep into your skin.
Is blue light harmful to your skin?
Natural blue light also has positive effects. Such as the production of vitamin D in our body. Sun rays can improve your mood and have a positive effect on skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Blue light can even have an antibacterial effect. That is why blue light lamps are used in the treatment of acne. However, everything that stands for 'too much' is never good and this certainly also applies to UV radiation. It causes DNA damage, causes skin aging and can cause skin cancer.
There are studies that show that exposure to blue light has the same harmful effects as UV radiation. Only these studies use extremely high doses of this blue light. Since the amount of blue light we get on our skin through screens is usually less than the dose of daylight, this does not seem to be a direct cause for concern. The studies have also not yet found a relationship between exposure to blue light and skin cancer
Blue light and skin aging
Does blue light cause skin aging or not? As mentioned, the harmful effects of blue light cannot be compared to the dose that we seem to receive in our daily life. High dose of blue light generates a lot of free radicals. These are the same radicals that are created by UV radiation and pollution. These, in turn, cause skin aging such as wrinkles and pigmentation spots. The chance that your skin will really age due to your daily portion of telephone use therefore still seems minimal. Minimal or not, blue light can therefore cause damage. It is always important protect your skin against radicals
Protection against radicals, UV and blue light
It is best to protect your skin from within against radicals that can cause UV light and blue light. You do this by eating healthy, unprocessed and unsprayed food. Anti-oxidant-rich foods include blueberries, broccoli, eggplant and pomegranate.
The use of the right skin care is also very important! For example, the ingredient zinc oxide acts as a filter that blocks blue light. Our natural face care
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makes the skin noticeably firmer and smoother after the first use. Hyaluronic acid keeps the skin hydrated and radiant, balances the skin and prevents the development of skin problems. Probiotics improve, among other things, the skin's barrier function by improving cell renewal. Healthy and well-treated skin protects better against radicals from the environment such as blue light.
You can also use a protective layer with a blue light filter for your smartphone. You can set your screen to 'night mode' on most mobile devices. As a result, the blue light is suppressed by a yellow glow. This light is better for your skin and eyes. And last but not least; give yourself, your eyes and your skin some rest and put your phone aside a bit more often.