Sifting through emails, scrolling through Instagram, binge watching tv shows, these are just a few of the necessary evils that expose us to hours of screen time. But did you know that more screen time can not only strain your eyes, cause headaches, meddle with your sleep, but it can also lead to more skin damage?
What is Blue Light?
Blue light, also known as HEV (High Energy Visible) Light is emitted from electronic screens – devices like smartphones, computer monitors, laptops, flat-screen LED televisions and more. It can penetrate deeper into the skin than both UVA and UVB light, causing as much damage to the skin.
Even though the sun is a major source of Blue light, exposure from screens is a huge cause of concern due to the proximity of these devices to our face. And this problem has become even more serious with the pandemic and post lockdown lifestyle changes, which have only increased our screen-time.
Blue Light and Skin Damage
Blue light increases the oxidative damage to our skin and can lead to premature ageing. It breaks down the collagen in your skin and increases free radical damage. Loss of skin firmness and elasticity, wrinkles and lines, skin discoloration and pigmentation could all be signs of blue light damage.
While physical sunscreens do protect against blue light to a certain extent, they will not be able to repair skin the same way as a targeted blue light protect formulation would. Moreover, most physical sunscreens are thick, heavy and leave a white cast on skin which is something which a lot of people are not comfortable with.
A targeted blue light protect product that works to inhibit ROS formation and protects skin against digital ageing. Skincare products with antioxidants and vitamin C will both protect, repair and nourish your skin. And if you are looking for a lightweight moisturizing formula that also protects against blue light, then look no more. We got you! An oil free, non-greasy formula, the Lacuna Light Daily Protect Gel Moisturizer will protect your skin against daily aggressors including blue light.
Last but not the least, while skincare products help, don’t forget to try and reduce your screen time whenever possible. And yes, turn your phone to night mode, cause blue light can also hinder with your beauty sleep, which we all know is so very important for happy stress free skin!