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BLUE LIGHT: Your Phone & Laptops Are Damaging Your Skin And Here Is What You Can Do About It..

28th May, 2019 by Andrea

Are you protecting your skin against blue light?

Hopefully you already know well the dangers of UVA and UVB rays on your skin, as growing research confirms that blue light emitted from the sun and our digital devices also has the potential to damage your skin.

The ‘silent agers’ of our generation.

The main source of the blue light we are exposed to is the sun; however we also get a significant amount from our screens and mobile phones.

According to Ofcom, we’re spending more than one day a week online.

One in five of all adults spend as much as forty hours a week on the web.

Blue light exposure induces oxidative stress, which contributes to premature skin ageing including wrinkles, skin laxity and hyperpigmentation

Blue light has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin compared with both UVA and UVB light, so collagen and elastin in the skin  is affected.

Aside from reducing the time spent on your smartphone, tablet and computer, you should be adding one of these blue light protecting products into your daily skincare routine.

Heliocare 360 Oil Free Gel SPF50

It’s advanced UV filters and a ‘Bioshield’ system provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, as well as visible Light and IR-A (Infrared irradiation). It is enriched with Fernblock FC for antioxidant activity, as well as active ingredients to help repair sun damage, such as DNA damage and premature skin ageing. The Heliocare 360 Oil Free Gel SPF50 also contains anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and sebum controlling technology. Because of this and its oil-free ‘dry touch’ formulation, it is suitable for normal, combination and most breakout-prone skin types.

Medik8 Advanced Total Day Protect

Combining comprehensive environmental protection in a deeply hydrating SPF30 moisturiser to help prevent premature skin ageing. 

Advanced Day Total Protect includes Pollution Shield, anti-infrared, anti-blue light and anti-A.G.E. technology alongside SPF30 and 5* UVA protection, all in a lightweight moisturiser.

Effectively protecting skin from free-radical damage, this is the ultimate daily hydrator for total environmental protection. 

Priori Tetra SPF45 – Environmental, Digital and DNA Protection

Next generation sunscreen—four levels of protection smart enough to adapt to what your skin needs, when it’s needed. This multi-layer, broad-spectrum mineral formula shields you from free radicals, pollutants and the sun’s radiation. With Infrared Protection Complex, antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes.

Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF30 & SPF50

Powered by EnviroScreen Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one convenient on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.

Provides Broad Spectrum SPF50 protection as well as protection from pollution exposure. Protects against 93% of blue light (from LED lights and digital devices). 

Helps minimise damage caused by infrared radiation.  Water resistant (up to 80 minutes)

HydroPeptide Somnifera Root Mist – Indoor Light Pollution Shield

This refreshing mist is enriched with Somnifera Root Extract, which powerfully protects against damaging blue light and atmospheric pollution. Formulated with HydrO18 Activated Water, this hydrating and protecting spray replenishes lost moisture and revives the look of skin over or under makeup throughout the day.

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