Excessive blue light exposure is not just dangerous for your eyes…
…it’s affecting your skin too
We live in a digital world. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, TVs…we’re in front of them more than people since the pandemic began nearly one year ago!
Blue light is light with blue wavelength. It is the highest energy light on the spectrum. It can reach deep into the skin and have a number of biological effects.
Blue light glasses protect our eyes from the risk of eye strain, glaucoma, cataracts…but what about our skin?
More research is necessary but preliminary studies indicate that while low-energy, low exposure to blue light can be good for our skin (to treat mild to moderate acne and psoriasis)…too much exposure can really wreak havoc!
Excessive blue light exposure (as little as 60 minutes) can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin and cause hyperpigmentation, leading to premature aging, wrinkles and fine lines.
You can combat the negative effects of blue light exposure using skin care products with blue light exposure fighting ingredients, namely zinc oxide, botanical extracts, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and niacinamide.
The estheticians & skincare professional at Revitalize Aesthetics, Ardmore, PA based med spa have a wide variety of professional skin care products to keep your skin healthy from all of the environmental factors that cause damage to our skin and premature aging.
Here are a few of our favorite products to add to your toolkit, formulated to reverse the negative effects of blue light exposure.
…yes, inside, especially if you spend a fair amount of time in front of a screen….that’s pretty much everyone!
PCASkin’s Hydrator Plus SPF30 provides UVA/UVB protection, formulated for oily skin, contains zinc oxide which creates a physical barrier over the skin to protect it from damaging rays.
PCA Rebalance Daily Moisturizer hydrates the skin and its feathery light texture makes you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.
PCA Daily Defense Mist is packed with powerful antioxidants, add this treatment to your daily routine…hold spray 8-10 inches from the face and mist directly onto the skin. This daily treatment protects skin from environmental stressors, such as pollutants and blue light, while actively hydrating.
C & E Strength Max Antioxidant Treatment is a preventative powerful defense for skin discoloration, strengthening skin and balancing skin tone at the same time.
Strengthen your skin’s natural barrier while actively hydrating. PCA Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum improves the skin’s barrier function and reduces discoloration, redness and other skin irritations.
PCA C-Quench Antioxidant Serum is just what you need if you have oily skin, prone to breakouts.
The skincare professionals at Revitalize Aesthetics are here to help, serving the Main Line & beyond!
Call our Ardmore, PA office at 484-413-2011 to schedule your appointment for a skin care consultation & product recommendation customized for your skin.