How Blue Light Can Be Damaging to Your Skin

Watching TV, working on a laptop, and browsing social media on a smartphone are all activities that are part of most people’s daily routines. It’s no secret that constant exposure to bright screens and LED lights can be straining on the eyes and taxing on one’s ability to get sleep. However, recent studies show that blue light can also contribute to premature skin aging. 

How does blue light affect the skin?

A recent report by the World Health Organization found that blue light contributes up to 90% of visible signs of aging in the skin. Another study concluded that exposure to blue light stimulates free radical production in the skin. Free radicals are known to create dark spots, break down collagen, and even cause acne. 

Before you rush to the mirror in a panic and analyze the effects of blue light on your skin, consider a few simple steps you can take to protect your eyes and skin from the negative effects of blue light. 

What can you do to avoid blue light damage?

Turn on Night Mode

This may seem like a no-brainer but setting your devices on night or dark mode help decrease blue light emissions as your screen will shift to a less harsh, yellow light. 

Find the Right Skincare

Search for products, specifically sunscreens, that include protection against blue light. Another plus in skincare in the presence of antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals and help protect your skin.

Invest in Blue Light Glasses

As you go about your daily interactions with digital devices, you can easily protect your eyes and skin with a pair of blue light blocking glasses. BluTech lenses effectively block the harmful blue lights emitted from the screens we encounter often for hours per day. 

With the constant exposure we have to bright screens, it’s important to take measures to avoid the harmful impacts of blue light on your physical and mental health. 


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