The effects of Blue Light on your skin

Posted by ANNIE on 4th Aug 2021

Both UV rays and blue light are bad for your skin and eyes, but the biggest danger from blue light is that it gets up close and personal - how often is your phone right next to your face?

Long-term blue light exposure to concentrated sources of blue light energy can cause skin damage, including colour changes, inflammation, and weakening of the skin’s surface and protective function.

Blue light emanates from all our digital devices, such as computers, tablets, flat screen TVs, fluorescent light bulbs, and smartphones.

Both UV rays and blue light are bad for your skin and eyes - but looking at the diagram above - we can see that UVB light reaches our epidermis (the protective outer layer of the skin - these guys are the ones that give us sunburn) and UVA light reaches deeper down into the dermis (where a lot of our skin functions are happening - so hello skin cancer and other nasties!), while the Blue Light reaches even further again into the dermis and even lower layers.

Even more scary is that we are only just beginning to see the real damage for our skin - our use and increase usage of devices is still quite recent in the scheme of things and this means that it's simply justtoo earlyto know the fully extent of damage we can look forward to!

So for us here at sanctum, we are viewing protection from Blue light the same way we look at Sunscreen - a preventative measure that we need to take every day now in order to prevent issues later.

The good news is that skin care companies are already on board and so we have protection within easy reach right now!

Introducing the new AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter Supreme Hydration Cream Blue Light DEFENDER!!

A light-textured cream that provides protection from Blue Light as well as an intense moisture boost.

Any Skin. Any Age.

Use under your normal moisturiser daily and rest easy next time you reach for your phone, your tablet, your TV remote or your smart watch!