Cell Phones vs Skin
It has long been stated that UV light and the pollution found in our lives leads to damaging effects for our skin. Premature aging and congested skin have been issues that we’ve tried to combat with SPF, washing our makeup off before bed (mostly), and other measures. Now it’s been “coming to light” that the devices we use in our everyday lives (smartphones, tablets, etc) emit a blue light that is harmful for us. Exposure to blue light before bed knock of our circadian rhythms where we can’t get a good night’s sleep, leading to us looking haggard and worn the next day (hello, eye bags).
Additionally, it has become known that blue light from our devices is releasing free radicals which is leading to hyperpigmentation! While currently, there haven’t been any scientifically approved solutions to this dilemma, we are seeing products pop up that are touting their ability to protect against this newest form of pollution. While we can’t back up these products with science, we can sound of on what felt and looked best on us. Finger crossed they are actually filtering out that nasty blue light.