Blue light and your skin

From Gemma Clare, <br> Ocushield's resident skin expert

From Gemma Clare,
Ocushield's resident skin expert

How does blue light affect your skin?

What if we told you that staring at your computer screen all day was contributing to premature ageing? Or those selfies added towards fine lines?

We spend 50% of our time staring at screens, and since the Covid pandemic 60% of people are now spending more than six hours a day in front of a digital device, which exposes us to a substantial amount of blue light. Did you know the blue light that comes from digital screens is High Energy Visible (HEV) light, the same light that comes from the sun. 

A recent report fro Unilever found that...

We grow up knowing the importance of protecting our skin from the sun, but we forget about the screens that are even closer to us. Studies reveal millennials check their phones an average of 150 times a day so an added element of skincare may well be needed. So how does blue light change our skin?


Pigmentation Changes

Oxidative Stress

How to protect your skin

Extended exposure to blue light can cause fine lines and pigmentation changes to the skin. Luckily there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself, including using an Ocushield filter.

  • Find out more from our friends at illuminate Skin Clinic

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