Blue Light, Bad News
Skin Cancer awareness month!
With summer just around the corner, we should already be well versed in the dangers of UVA and UVB rays but another “silent ager” which you may be unaware of is: Blue light!
Blue light is a topic hotter than the scorching summer last year. Like UV rays, the biggest source is the sun but it’s also emitted by the hypnotic glow of the ubiquitous devices and computer screens that were becoming dependent on! We are now spending more than a day a week online and one in five adults spend as much as 49 hours a week on the web 😲 So what is it doing to our health and skin...
research found that...
-When participants were exposed to equivalent levels of UVA and blue rays they experienced more pigment, redness-and swelling after the blue light exposure.
- Over exposure to blue light might stimulate the production of free radical.
- We will start seeing pigmentation on the sides of the face where a mobile would be held.
- Blue Light from computer screens can cause digital eye strain and studies have linked it to cataracts and age-related muscular degeneration.
What can we do???
Try tech shields for your screens or use the night mode app on your phone, wear a spf that protects against blue light.
Out of rhythm
Blue light is responsible for making us feel awake during the day and sleepy at night. However to much screen time before bed interferes with this process as it suppresses the sleep hormone melatonin, tricking the body into thinking its daytime, hence the advise to turn off at least a hour before bed. It isnt called beauty sleep for nothing as without 7-8 hours a night skin won’t renew and repair itself effectively. Blue light also interferes with the circadian rhythm of skin cells themselves, along with other ‘internal clocks’ and this has been linked to skin cancer!
Daily Defence against Blue light starts with...
Skin complete supplements, contains Skin Antioxidant to help safeguard skin from the inside out.
RAD SPF 15, Formulated with titanium dioxide to reflect blue light and UV rays.
Lip drink SPF 15, Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen to provide an antioxidant rich protective shield.