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Blue light: what is it and how does it affect my skin?

Blue light: what is it and how does it affect my skin?

You already know that protecting against UVA and UVB rays is important, but did you know that the blue light can also be harmful to skin? 

 

WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT?

Blue light is a high energy light that can be emitted from various sources. The main source we are exposed to is the sun, but it can also be emitted from fluorescent indoor lighting, computer screens, mobile phones, and other digital devices. 

 

HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR SKIN?

Blue light can speed up the skin's aging process, and over time lead to hyperpigmentation, a weakened skin surface, loss of elasticity, redness, and inflammation.  

 

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?

You can protect your skin by using a physical mineral sunscreen product, bonus points if it also contains antioxidants. Ourselves, we are partial to Coola's Full Spectrum 360° Mineral collection, because it protects against UVA and UVB rays AND blue light, infrared light and pollution. If you want to protect yourself further, skincare products packed with antioxidants, like HoliFrog's Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop or Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum are one the best ways to reduce the negative effects of blue light!