We live in the digital age when staring at a computer or gadget screen is part of the norm. While this is not the future with flying cars or self-tying laces that was envisioned in the 80s, video calling and passing the time staring at digital screens is definitely part of everyday life.
It is somewhat common knowledge that excessive screen time has detrimental effects on brain and eye health, however, many are unaware that it may also be bad for the skin. This type of light that is emitted from our beloved screens is called High Energy Visible (HEV) light, commonly called blue light.
Blue light can penetrate the skin deeper than UV light. It is also found in sunlight, so there is no escaping exposure to blue light, whether we are indoors or outdoors. Here are a few facts about blue light damage and how to protect yourself from it.
What is blue light damage, exactly?
Blue light is found in sunlight and is a natural part of the light spectrum. However, the blue light that we are mostly exposed to - the light that is emitted from our gadget screens - is more concentrated than other forms of High Energy Visible (HEV) light or blue light. This means that the damage that the light from our screens causes to our skin can cause more significant damage than the natural forms of blue light.
The blue light that comes from our tablets, laptops, and phone screens causes photo aging. The longer skin is exposed to this light, the more it will develop issues. However, the good news is that there are some measures we can take to protect our skin from blue light damage.
Protecting Your Skin From Blue Light Damage
Since the main type of damage blue light causes is photo aging, the best way to combat this is through the use of antioxidants. Antioxidant skincare products used in conjunction with other preventive measures can be used to prevent the effects of blue light damage.
Antioxidant skin products concentrate on fighting the effects of photo aging from within the skin. Products like A Daima’s Amazonica Facial Oil use Buriti Oil and other antioxidants to help reduce the effects of skin aging caused by blue light. Take note that blue light penetrates the skin and destroys the cells from within, giving a person an aged look. In turn, antioxidants help slow down or even stop the damage to the skin cells, helping to fight against skin aging.
What else can I do?
Aside from using a skincare routine that has products with antioxidant properties, it is a good idea to limit your exposure to blue light as much as you can. Spending less time in front of your computer screen will greatly reduce the amount of blue light that you are exposed to each day.
However, there are people who make a living in front of the computer, or by using a gadget for at least eight hours a day. It may not be realistically possible for these individuals to get away from using their gadgets. If it is unavoidable to limit the time on your gadgets or computers, you can dim the light to lessen the amount of blue light that your skin absorbs.
Because of the integration of technology into our daily lives, blue light exposure is here to stay, whether we like it or not. We cannot escape the effects of blue light damage, because it is present indoors and when we expose ourselves to sunlight. The best we can do is to take care of our skin by using products that are rich in antioxidants to help prevent photo aging.Whether you are looking for skincare products to help you fight skin aging, or to help you regulate the oil in your skin, A Daima has a range of organic cosmetics that can answer your skin needs! Visit our online cosmetics store and see what we have available!