We all know that daylight can cause damage to our skin, but did you know that the blue light emitted from our screens also has a damaging effect?
The more time we are exposed to blue light (or HEVL – “High Energy Visible Light” as it’s also known), the more damage it can cause. When blue light reaches the hypodermis (deeper layers of skin) it creates millions of free radicals. These unpaired molecules react with your skin causing serious damage such as the breakdown of collagen and elastin, hyperpigmentation, inflammation and permanent harm to the skin’s barrier function.
Diagram courtesy of ZO Skin Health
It’s terrifying to think that every time you binge watch ‘just one more episode’ of Firefly Lane, it could be contributing to the process of skin ageing and lead to dullness, sagging skin, wrinkles and age spots!
How do we beat the Blue Light?
The answer is simpler than you might think – wearing broad spectrum sunscreen and taking antioxidants, such as Heliocare 360°, every day is clinically proven to significantly reduce the damage caused by free radicals and help preserve your skin’s normal barrier function.
What’s more, the unique Fernblock® extract found in Heliocare topical sun protection and Heliocare Capsules, is also clinically proven to:
- Prevent the degradation of fibroblasts (the skin cells essential to prevent skin ageing)
- Prevent oxidative stress (which can induce premature skin ageing as well as other damage to the skin)
- Significantly reduce the amount of melanin produced (the source of dark spots and discolouration in the skin)
So, by adding a broad-spectrum sun protection product and Heliocare's antioxidant capsules to your daily routine all year round, you can ensure that the only spoilers you need to worry about affect your shows, not your skin.