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Does blue light from screens age skin?

Dr. Carla Ferrandiz,

Dermatologist at the Ferrándiz-Pulido Medical Institute. I am also an assistant doctor in the dermatology service of the Vall dHebron Hospital in Barcelona and an assistant dermatologist at the Institute of Advanced Dermatology (IDERMA). Member of the Board of Directors of the Societat Catalana de Dermatologia (SCD) and member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV))

¿WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT?

Instagram, Facebook, Tik-Tok, teleworking... exposure to a digital screen harms my skinl?

All our lives, dermatologists have told you that, although the sun has multiple benefits for our health, how to improve mood or induce the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin promotes, among other things, premature aging of our skin, dark spots and skin cancer. And it is not necessary to go to the beach to be touched by the sun, since in our country we are exposed almost all year round thanks to its magnificent temperature, therefore the great enemy of our wrinkles and spots is the sun!

HOWEVER, I WANT TO ASK YOU TWO QUESTIONS:

  1. ¿How many hours a day do you spend watching Instagram on your mobile, working in front of a computer, helping your children with their school homework with the iPad or watching several seasons of your favorite series with your family in front of the TV??
  2. And your children; How much of your free time is spent playing video games, preparing for an exam on your PC, chatting with your friends on what's up or making Tik-Toks?s?


Well, the answer is surely: MANY, It is important that we are aware that we must protect our skin every day of the year, not only from ultraviolet rays, but also from what dermatologists know as Blue Light (HEV), that is, the light emitted by electronic devices, bulbs and led light. And, although Blue Light is not as dangerous or harmful to our skin as the light emitted by the sun, there are already several clinical studies that show that prolonged exposure to Blue Light also causes damage to our skin, especially dark spots..

If we protect ourselves adequately, with photoprotectors against ultraviolet A and B rays and also against Blue Light, we will avoid premature aging of our skin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles, spots, freckles and even skin diseases such as melanoma; the most aggressive skin cancer.

HOW TO ACT BEFORE THE BLUE LIGHT

As a dermatologist I recommend the protection of your skin INSIDE and OUTSIDE the home 7 days a week long and consistently to avoid the consequences of overexposure to UV and HEV rays.

A very good option is the Masderm photoprotector, the Sunmas SPF 50 with a 50+ UV/UBA/HEV protection, which thanks to a patented technology of encapsulated solar filters and the ingredient Algae Blue Lignt DNA Fix guarantees us a Protection from solar radiation and Blue Light. It also has a proaging effect thanks to its ingredients such as biological hyaluronic acid and Aloe Vera gel.

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