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We all spend a large portion of our day scrolling through our cellphones and working on our laptops.
Although, we are well aware of the fact that using gadgets for a long time can be harmful to our posture and eyes, yet we do it as imagining life without gadgets are impossible. However, the ill-effect of staring at the blue light of your gadgets is not only restricted to your eyes, but it also has adverse effects on your skin.
Let’s be honest, we all do multiple things in a day to maintain our skin’s glow and softness. We try scrubbing, moisturising and apply sunscreen before stepping out of our house. But what if you were told that the blue light from your devices is causing your skin harm?
02/5What is blue light
Surprisingly, the blue light is not only emitted by our gadget, rather the Sun is the main emitter of this light. Blue light is a part of the spectrum of visible light, which is a high-energy, short-wavelength light.
The main reason why the blue light has become a major source of concern is that we are not only exposed to it when we are outdoors but also when we are inside our homes – when we are watching television or working on the laptop.
03/5Blue light and skin damage
Prolonged exposure to the blue light may cause brown spots on the skin and hyperpigmentation. Apart from this, the light can damage the free radicals of the skin, possibly break the collagen, which leads to wrinkles and skin laxity.
As per a small peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, exposure to an excessive amount of blue light causes more pigment, redness, and swelling as compared to the exposure to UVA rays.
However, another study published in the Journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, revealed that exposure to blue light might increase the production of free radicals in the skin, which can accelerate the appearance of ageing.
A lot of research is needed in this regard to determine the exact effect of exposure to artificial sources of blue light on our skin.Early evidence suggests it can damage our skin cells.
05/5Precautions to take
Based on the early evidence, it is important to keep our skin safe and healthy. Here are a few things you can do reduce the skin damage:
- Food items rich in antioxidant can help to protect the delicate skin. So, include antioxidant-rich food in your diet.
- Moisturise your skin regularly. Apply moisturiser on your face as well as your neck.
- Drink ample amounts of water in a day. Water is necessary to maintain the moisture of your skin and helps to increase its elasticity.