Blue light rays are part of the visible light spectrum not to be confused with UVA and UVB rays. Everyday we are exposed to blue light by digital screens, mobile phones, tablets screens, light bulbs and sunlight. We know how UVA and UVB rays can damage our skin but have you thought about how blue light could be affecting your skin?

Studies have shown that too much exposure to this high energy light can result in pigmentation, inflammation, wrinkles, and premature aging. On average people can spend up to 3 hours a day on their phone. During lockdown majority of people have found that they have spent more time in front of screens to keep being able to work as well as keeping in touch with family and friends. Since it is not possible to completely avoid using laptop,mobile and other digital screens, there are certain things you can do to protect your skin from the blue light.

Our skin naturally contains antioxidants like E, however these get depleted when exposed UV, blue light and pollution. To help keep our skin healthy, we need to replenish it with essential nutrients such a Vitamin A, C and E.

Using a good moisturiser with Vitamin A and E along with wearing SPF daily is essential in protecting your skin. Above all you need to use a SPF that is broad spectrum and contains antioxidants like RAD SPF 15 from Environ. This will help protect you from the damaging effects of free radicals and environmental stressors.

Additional ways you can protect your skin is by having a diet rich in antioxidants and taking skin supplements.

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  1. […] To protect yourself from the blue light, turn on blue light reduction tools on your phone, laptops and tablet screens. You can also purchase anti-pollution skincare for your face which will counteract the light. For more on what blue light is and what to use against it here. […]

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