We learned at a young age to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but a new skin damager has emerged in our age of technology. One you are most likely more exposed to day and night, but a standard SPF won’t be able to protect you from.
Blue light, high-energy visible light or HEV, is emitted by computer screens, cell phones and even some TVs. Unlike other UV rays, blue light does not cause immediate damage such as a sunburn but with prolong exposure (think 8 hours in front of a computer screen at work and a few hours at home flipping through Instagram before bed) it causes hyperpigmentation and deeper skin damage. It is proving to be a new threat to youthful skin, also causing breakdown in elasticity making skin prone to more wrinkles and other skin issues.
Research on blue light has become a searing new subject especially in ocular studies, beginning with its ability to cause damaging eye conditions like macular degeneration. Special lens are now available to protect eyes from the hours of blue light bathing we take in from these electronics. More research on this UV ray’s effect on skin is coming to light. Although blue light isn’t currently linked to a higher risk of skin cancer, those with fair skin or prone to hyperpigmentation are finding greater damage to this wavelength with no protection from an SPF.
Fortunately, Japan has moved quickly to find defense against this new skin terror, creating products that shield from blue light, UVA and UVB rays as well. Find a variety of antioxidants like Lutein that protects from blue light damage and phytochemical polysaccharides for deep hydration in Naturaglace Makeup Cream $29. Serving as a 5-in- one product; moisturizing essence, SPF 44 PA +++ sunscreen, blue light protector, makeup base and light foundation, find more blue light protecting products in other Naturaglace line of makeup base cosmetics. For a slightly fuller makeup coverage try Sugao Air Fit DD Cream $16. Dubbed DD for deep defense to blue light, UVA and UVB rays with an SPF 50+ from mineral protection like zinc with an air light application.
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