The Effects of Blue Light on Your Skin

Do you notice that there are more lines and wrinkles on your face when you look in the mirror?

During the past year, I am sure that many of us, particularly around the eyes, have experienced the sensation that we have aged.

Are you astonished by the amount of time you spend staring at the screens of your devices?

Back a year ago, had you ever even heard of the word "Zoom"? And now Zoom is a name that everyone knows! There are instances when we are required to remain on it constantly throughout the day. According to a number of surveys, prior to the pandemic a staggering sixty percent of us were spending more than six hours a day on our smartphones. Because the previous lockdown occurred over the winter, it is certain that this number has grown.

High-energy visible light (HEV) is emitted by electronic devices such as iPads, laptops, and smart phones; in fact, HEV is produced by all electronic equipment, including the lighting in your home. This leads to oxidative damage as well as the generation of free radicals, both of which contribute to the aging process of the skin. It prevents the skin barrier from recovering quickly and causes dehydration.

What does this imply for the condition of our skin?

The circadian rhythm is very powerful in the largest organ of our body, which is the skin. throughout the day, it guards us, and throughout the night, it will rest and make repairs. Even when we are supposed to be sleeping, our civilization cannot break its addiction to technology. Using our phones in the evening sends a signal to our cells that it is time for us to get up. There is no proof that high energy light has an effect on the skin, but if we use this as a guide, it will take six hours after we turn off our displays for our skin to begin the repair process. Studies have shown that LEDs have an effect on the skin for up to six hours after the light has been turned off. It's possible that we're preventing our skin from getting the much-needed time it needs to restore itself.

Let's get started thinking about what aspects of our health and happiness are most important to us.

There is a correlation between the use of social media and the rise in the prevalence of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. As we get out of lockdown, we need to immediately start thinking about methods to reduce the amount of time we spend gazing at screens.

In order to start changing our routines, we can:

1. Engaging in mindfulness practices such as meditation and reading;

2. Wearing glasses or screen protectors that filter out blue light during the day and switching to grayscale in the evening can be helpful.

3. Products that include antioxidants can be of assistance, but they cannot stop the damage on their own.

4. Applying a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) that shields the skin not just from UV light but also from other types of light, including HEV light.

Perhaps you need to detox from your digital life. If we can strike a better balance in our lives, we can also make strides in improving the health of our skin.

Face masks are an essential component of any skin care regimen in this new year, and here's why.

The beginning of a new year can serve as a powerful impetus to initiate fresh practices and better routines into one's life on a day-to-day basis. You might have a plan for a healthy meal or a new fitness challenge in mind, but why not also think about incorporating some good changes in the way you care for your skin?

When it comes to skincare, face masking is sometimes neglected because it may appear to be an additional or unneeded procedure. Face masks, on the other hand, can be an effective treatment that is tailored to the needs of particular skin types and problems. They can also serve as an inexpensive means of achieving a peaceful and pampering spa-like experience in the comfort of one's own home (#selfcare).