Blue Light and Your Skin
Whether its work, classes, scrolling or a binge-worthy show, quarantine has got everyone wailing their time on electronic devices. These devices are infamous to emit blue light, visible light of a short wavelength that is known to cause retinal damage, migraines and restlessness. However, recent discoveries disclose that blue light also has a damaging effect on the skin!
Blue light exposure to skin reduces the production of collagen, elastin and increases oxidative free-radicals. This causes pigmentation and premature signs on ageing on the skin, also known as ‘photo-ageing’ (ageing caused due to light) and oxidative stress on the skin. Long-term or drastic unprotected exposure to blue light which is emitted from every LED screen (laptops, televisions, phones etc) can cause fine lines, dullness, wrinkles, brown spots or even melasma.
Here at Tamira, we got your skin covered!
Our new curated skincare program will not only protect your skin from the effects of blue light but also address other skin concerns.
This 3-month program will include a skincare routine of dermatologist-approved products infused with ingredients that protect, pamper and replenish your skin.
Protect your skin from Blue Light
Amp up your antioxidants:
Vitamin C and E as we know, are skin-loving! They can fade away spots, brighten and plump the skin while relieving oxidative stress. These vitamins together help reverse the damage caused due to blue light exposure.
Sun protection all day long:
Sunscreen is a must in every skin routine regardless of where you spend your day. Broad-spectrum sunscreen offers the skin an added layer of protection that deflects blue light to an extent. This reduces potential damage in the future, however, it is important to remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours (or earlier if there is sweat/water) to remain effective.
Boost anti-ageing properties:
Ingredients like collagen, niacinamide and retinoid derivatives are sworn by in the field of anti-ageing. These ingredients can boost the skin by working on any damage caused by blue light. They can also protect the skin by simmering down the process of ageing.
Take a shot of caffeine:
Caffeine is popular to jolt up your mind in the morning but it can also have the same effect on your skin. This magic potion can wake up your skin making it look fresh and rejuvenated. Caffeine also helps in reducing pigmentation and is commonly used around the eyes.
Replenish with cacao:
Cacao is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, antioxidants and omega 6-fatty acids. Together this killer combination is a must-have to protect your skin against the effects of blue light.
Vitamin C offers to lighten brown spots and brighten the skin. The mineral magnesium helps in calming irritation due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Flavanoids are the antioxidants present in cacao, it is a very effective de-stressor and protects the skin from free radicals.
So what are the other steps one can take to protect your skin from blue light?
- Cover all electronic gadgets with a blue light screen. This reduces the amount of blue light that is emitted from the device.
- Wear blue light reflective eye-wear while using gadgets.
- Always keep your gadgets on night-mode or the lowest brightness.
- Minimize gadget exposure.
- Your skincare routine is your best friend!