We all know that the sun is TERRIBLE for our skin and that is completely true, you should wear sunscreen every day no matter the weather. But did you know the effects of blue light from our Phones, Laptops etc could also be harming your skin?
This is a terrifying thought as I look at my phone all the time, that’s not even taking into account all the other devices in my life like my TV, Laptop, iPad so hearing that they all emit blue light and that they all could be ageing me at a more rapid pace really shocked me.
So I did a little more research on the subject and I found some very interesting facts and studies, here are some of the things I found.
Sun Vs Phone –
As you know the sun emits blue light but did you know that spending 8 hours in front of a blue screen is the equivalent of 20 minutes in the mid-day sun. I know I really couldn’t believe this fact it’s mind-blowing!
Worse For Aging Than UV Light? –
Apparently blue light has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin compared with both UVA and UVB light so it may be even worse for your skin in the long run as it damages the collagen and your skin’s elasticity which speeds up the ageing process of your skin.
Enhances Pigmentation –
If you look at technology screens a lot it can inducing pigmentation even more than UV light so dark spots and other things that we desperately try to get rid of are just getting worse the longer you look at your phone trying to take that perfect selfie.
These are just the main worries of using your tech devices not to mention what it does to your eyesight and natural sleep cycle, I truly find this horrifying as everyone uses there technology for hours every day most people even work with them let alone using them for entertainment and I honestly can’t say that I will use them less often as that isn’t realistic for me personally. but I do plan on trying to implement little things like not looking at any screen an hour before bed.
Also, you can get filters on Amazon ( though the reviews aren’t the best) and if you are worried about your eyes you can buy some blue light filter glasses so if you work with screens maybe that’s something to think about.
To combat the effects of blue light ageing your face there are some SPF products that claim to protect your skin from the damaging tech screens like Bare Minerals complexion rescue defence(£35) and Murad city skin aged defence(£55) but I haven’t tried them personally so I can’t say vouch for them but you may want to give them a go as both are Cruelty Free.
Did you have any idea blue light was so harmful to the skin? Please tell me in the comments your thoughts and experiences. Thanks for reading Xxx