Digital Defence: How To Shield From Blue Light
How does your screen-time affect your skin? It’s hard to tell. Science around HEV/blue light from computers, phones, screens have shown to cause pigmentation and wrinkles just as UV-light.
Although we yet don’t have all the data of how HEV/blue light will affect us in the long run, it’s advisable to put the phone away every now and then and add high developed protection for the sun as well as screens.
What is HEV-light
HEV-light stands for high-energy visible light, also called blue light. HEV-light, just as UVA/UVB comes from the sun and according to scientific studies it’s just as hardmful. Fact is that HEV-light penetrates deeper in the skin than UV-light. Another problematic aspects is that the harm get done after the sun has gone down. HEV-light come from cellphones, computers and tablets.
How to protect from HEV-light?
Downsizing the screen-time can be challenging, especially is your working hours requires you to look at a screen. However, you can adjust the light on your screen by turning the blue light off.
It’s also advisable to use a minimum SPF 30 that’s rich with antioxidants since the blue light penetrates deeper. The antioxidants assist in stopping the free radical that creates a harmful chain reaction deep in the skin.
Look for sun protection that contains selected plants and citamin based antioxidants with extra enhanced ability to protect the skin from blue light, such as cacaus beans, kiwi and licorice.
If you wear glasses, either on a regular or terminal glasses for screen usage, ask for blue light filter next time you upgrade your specs.