Skin health is an essential part of being a healthy woman. More and more research points to the detrimental effects that blue light can have on your skin, and it’s necessary to protect yourself from overexposure and educate yourself about how you can limit your exposure.
Blue light is emitted from your phone, computer, and TV. The more you expose yourself to this type of light, the worse it can be for your skin. It leads to premature aging, wrinkles, and dark spots. The best way to reduce blue light exposure is by installing a filter on your device or wearing sunglasses outside when you’re around these devices.
Effects of blue light on your face
Since our smartphones are with us all day, exposure to the blue light they emit can negatively affect skin health. For example, studies show that blue light suppresses melatonin production, which leads to premature aging and insomnia. What is worse is that this type of radiation also causes free radical damage in your cells.
Blue light from electronic devices is not only hard on your eyes, but it also hurts your skin.
The amount of time spent in front of an electronic device varies for everyone, but some studies show that adults spend an average of 9 hours a day looking at screens. In addition to this being bad for our eyesight, blue light exposure may have other health effects. Exposure to blue light can cause eye strain and fatigue, disrupt sleep patterns, increase headaches or migraines, and contribute to depression or anxiety. So it’s essential to take steps now, so you don’t experience this harmful side.
How Blue Light Damages Your Skin
Have you ever noticed that when your eyes are tired, they sometimes turn red? That happens because your eyes need more oxygen, and the blood vessels in the area dilate, which causes a red coloration. But what if I told you about another type of light that can also cause extra-dilation of blood vessels and fatigue? Blue is an energetic wavelength with lots of photons for skin cells to absorb, but it’s this energy that damages our skin cells’ mitochondria. So it’s essential to wear sunglasses at all times when outside during daylight hours too.
It’s no secret that artificial light can hurt your skin. What you may not know is how damaging blue light from electronic devices – like our phones, computers, and TVs – can be to your skin. Here are the facts: A study of women ages 18-25 found that those who use their phone for an hour before bed had more than twice as many fine lines and wrinkles the following day than those who used their phones after nightfall. And this isn’t just about wrinkles: Blue light also disrupts your body’s natural production of Vitamin D, which means it could contribute to conditions like acne, eczema, and dry eyes. So now you see why we need nighttime.