What are the effects of blue light on ageing?
To maintain the skin young and healthy, the best strategy is prevention against UV and UVA rays. Beyond anti-aging treatments or to fight hyperpigmentation, the daily use of sunscreen with SPF +50 protection is the most effective way to slow down the skin aging process.
But the sun and its damaging effects are not the only ones of concern when it comes to protecting the skin and preventing aging. You also have to take into account (a lot!) Blue light, which can also cause your skin to age prematurely.
But what is blue light? Blue light (also referred as High Energy Visible or HEV light) is a portion of the visible light spectrum that is contained in sunlight, but also in light emitted by indoor lighting and electronic device screens. Some examples of this last source of blue light can be the screens of computers, mobile phones or tablets.
Although most of this type of radiation comes from sunlight, the increased use of electronic devices has set off alarm bells among skin care professionals. Not only at work, but also in our leisure and free time, we are getting more and more used to having screens close to our faces.
Blue light can potentially harm our skin via free radical generation, inducing oxidative stress in live skin. This oxidation contributes to develop hyperpigmentation and skin ageing, reducing firmness and increasing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Since the skin is constantly exposed to blue light, new products that repair and protect the skin from negative impact of it need to be developed. For this reason, md:ceuticals has been working on the creation of the ultimate shield to protect your skin, to repair and to counteract the effects of blue light.
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