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The effects of blue light on the skin and how to deal with it

Did you know that blue light can cause serious damage not only to the health of your eyes and the quality of your sleep, but also to your skin? According to experts, especially the "younger generation" who use computers and smart phones more frequently need to be careful. We introduce the effects of blue light on the skin and tips on how to take care of your skin to reduce the damage.

Is it true that blue light is bad for your skin?

Blue light is the high-energy blue light contained in visible light.

It has a wavelength close to that of ultraviolet rays, and is emitted not only from sunlight but also from LCD screens of computers and smartphones that use LEDs.

In addition, blue light is generally considered to have negative effects on the body when exposed to it for a long period of time. Many of you may have heard that it can strain your eyes and affect the quality of your sleep.

In fact, blue light can also have a negative effect on the skin. The main reason for this, according to dermatology nurse Natalie Aguilar, is that "day and night exposure to blue light disturbs the balance of the autonomic nervous system and reduces the quality of sleep. And as a result, skin turnover is disrupted," she says.

The direct effect of blue light on the skin

So, how does direct exposure to blue light affect the skin?

Dr. Melissa Doft, a plastic surgeon, explained in the U.S. media Coveture, "The latest research shows that blue light stimulates the production of free radicals (active enzymes), which reduce elastin and collagen stores, leading to fine lines and wrinkles and sagging.

The report also cites cases of skin inflammation and pigmentation as a result of continuous exposure to blue light.

However, the effects of blue light on the skin are still unclear in many details, and even experts are divided in their opinions. More research is needed to establish a cause-and-effect relationship with blue light, Dr. Doft said.

Younger generations should take measures against blue light

Dr. Morgan LaBache, a plastic surgeon based in New York City, pointed out that the younger generation, which uses computers and smartphones more frequently, is the one that needs to be more careful with blue light.

Dr. Labach said, "We are all looking at screens longer than any other generation, we are the new generation of skin, so to speak. It's hard to say exactly how much (screen time) affects the skin, but it's clear that blue light is doing serious damage to the skin.

Because of the effects of blue light on the skin, Dr. LaBache believes that "the skin of millennials and beyond may age faster than previous generations.

How can I prevent blue light?

According to Renée Rouleau, a renowned esthetician and skin care expert, one of the most effective ways to prevent damage from blue light is to use skin care products that contain "antioxidant-rich ingredients.

One of the most popular skincare ingredients among skin care experts is vitamin C.

Dr. Eddie Omar, a dermatologist, stated that "skin care products that contain vitamins C and E can help reduce the production of free radicals. In addition, Dr. Omar advises, "These ingredients not only protect the skin, but also brighten it by reducing the appearance of fine lines and dark spots.

According to Dr. Doft, using a sunscreen is also a good idea. "A clean mineral sunscreen is very effective in physically blocking blue light," he added.

Blue light is an inseparable part of our lives nowadays. Let's try to deal with it wisely and keep our skin beautiful.

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