It is a high-energy, short-wavelength light (HEV) that’s part of the visible light spectrum (what the human eye can see).
BLUE LIGHT AND OXIDATIVE STRESS
Studies show that blue light can induce oxidative stress in the skin and can potentially harm the skin through free radical generation, causing photo aging, loss of firmness, pigmentation, and an increase in fine lines.
SOURCE: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity in 2015
FREE RADICALS ATTACKING THE CELL
CELL WITH OXIDATIVE STRESS
FREE RADICAL STRESS ON CELLS
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Artificial blue light is significantly weaker than blue light from the sun.
of 24/7 screen time
outside the sun.
IS BLUE LIGHT-SPECIFIC SKINCARE NECESSARY?
Because artificial blue light - from screens - is significantly weaker, normal usage is not enough to trigger harmful effects on the skin. Skincare aimed at preventing blue light damage is more of a marketing tactic with inconclusive evidence.
- Add antioxidants into your routine to fight any oxidative stress
- Wear sunscreen whenever you're outdoors or near windows
- Apply a blue light screen protector on your gadgets to protect your eyes