How to Protect Skin from Blue Light

It's no secret that the sun is damaging to our skin. Its UV rays wreak havoc on our skin via free radicals. But did you know your blue light devices are causing your skin to age prematurely as well?

Smartphones, computers, TV's - they all emit a form of visible light known as high-energy visible (HEV) blue light. Blue light is towards the short-wave end of the light spectrum, which include the even more harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

How Blue Light Affects Skin

Growing evidence suggests that blue light can penetrate skin, generate free radicals like UV rays do, and break down collagen. This further causes a decrease in skin laxity, forming fine lines and wrinkles.

Extensive exposure to blue light - hard to miss these days - has also been found to cause hyperpigmentation. Research on how blue light affects skin is ongoing.

How to Protect Your Skin From Blue Light

Areas most exposed to blue light include your face, lips and hands. It's important to note that these areas are almost constantly exposed to blue light, so protecting them daily is key.

1. Use physical sunscreen. Look out for the ingredient Zinc Oxide, which deflects UVA, UVB and HEV blue light away from your skin. The DEFEND Face Serum + Lip Balm (SPF 30) also includes Blueberry Seed Oil which neutralizes free radicals, while the Zinc Oxide protects your skin and lips from them.

2. Consume antioxidants. Detox your skin from the inside out by including antioxidants into your regular diet. These include blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, açaí, dark chocolate (70%+) and coffee (black). 

3. Have a "shut off" time. Once you complete your night-time routine, avoid blue-light devices to prevent free radicals from sneaking in and wreaking havoc.

How to Repair Your Skin From Blue Light Damage

In addition to protecting your skin from damaging rays on the daily basis, it's important to systematically repair any existing damage.

Include a detoxing face serum like CALM Face Serum into your night time 🌙  routine. It contains 15% concentration of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and boosts collagen production, helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

To soothe skin and mood for a good night's sleep, CALM Face Serum also contains natural lavender essence and CBD (1000 MG per 30ml). Lavender has shown to speed up the skin's healing and its scent is known to create a serene mood.

If you forget to detox your skin at night, you can use ELEVATE Face Serum in the morning to uplift your skin and your spirits. It is packed with antioxidants and nourishing Vitamins while the sweet clementine scent is recognized as a mood lifter.

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