Living in an era where we are always connected to digital devices comes with its pros and cons. It is easier to stay connected with our loved ones and information is more accessible, but have you ever thought about the effect it can have on us? In this article, we would like to talk about the impact of blue light on our body and share with you our 5 favourite ingredients that help protect the skin from blue light.
What is Blue Light?
Blue Light is a high-energy and short-wave light and is part of a visible light spectrum. Its main source is the sun followed by digital and electronic devices and LED and fluorescent lights.
Is Blue Light Harmful?
Every day, there are new studies showing the impact of blue light on our physical and mental health. Most of the time, it is not possible to see those effects straight away as they often happen during a long period of time, so it is important to take enough precautions. One of the main issues blue light can cause is eye problems like eye strain, cataracts, and glaucoma. For this reason, keeping a good distance when using digital devices and wear sunglasses when exposed to the sun is recommended. Our sleep can be affected by blue light as well as the circadian rhythm of skin cells, from which alterations can cause several skin conditions and premature aging. In fact, blue light is also known to affect our skin and contribute to photoaging, brown spots, and pigmentation.
How to protect the skin from blue light
As eating a healthy and balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals will help your general wellbeing, feeding your skin with nutrient-rich products will help boost your skin’s health and protect it from free radical damage. There are some ingredients like essential oils and herbs, which are known to have several benefits for our skin and help to protect it from environmental stressors. Some of our favourite ones are listed below and you can find them in a selection of our Products with Purpose, which you should consider adding to your daily routine if spending a lot of time in front of screens.
Moringa is an omega fatty acid essential oil full of antioxidants and particularly rich in Vitamin A and C, which are fundamental to protect our skin from external stressors. It nourishes and helps rejuvenate the skin and it is especially known to help prevent sagging of facial muscle and treat fine lines. Being particularly high in vitamin C, this cold-pressed oil is ideal to help stabilise collagen and repair damaged skin cells. Find Moringa in several of our products, two of which the Reset Vitamin A, and Protective Aura Day Cream, both Products with Purpose that help protect, balance, and restore the skin.
- VITAMIN B12 and ACTIVE SOY EXTRACT
One of the main issues caused by blue light is hyperpigmentation, which makes Vitamin B12 a must-have ingredient when spending a lot of time in front of digital devices. Its anti-inflammatory properties help regulate skin pigment production and prevent the production of cytokines, the proteins that cause inflammation. Active Soy Extract is believed to support protection against digital pollution. Find this pioneering combination of ingredients in our Digital Face Mist, a must for people who work in front of a computer and ideal for a refreshing and enlivening break from the screen.
- WILD INDIGO
Wild Indigo is a remedial herb used to boost the immune system and protect the skin from external stressors and pollution. In fact, it is known to help stimulate skin regeneration and reduce cortisol production. Wild Indigo root can also be used to treat skin conditions as well as contagious skin infections. Find this powerful boosting ingredient in our Protective Aura Day Cream. Add this enlivening face cream to your morning skincare routine after cleansing for extra protection during the day.
- SEA BUCKTHORN
Sea buckthorn oil comes from a plat with the same name and it is mainly used to help ease inflammation and boost skin and heart health. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory rich in omega fatty acids known to help heal and rejuvenate the skin. Overall, is a boost of nutrients for our skin as it is high in vitamins and minerals and helps protect our skin from environmental stressors leaving our skin restored and strengthened. Find Sea Buckthorn oil in our Reset Vitamin A, a repair balancing serum that will restore skin moisture and vitality to use before or after a long day spent in front of screens.
TUBEROSE STEM CELL
Tuberose Stem Cell is an active plant that if you are not already using regularly, you should really consider adding to your daily skincare routine. In fact, this is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredient; packed with goodness! It is known to promote skin detoxification while enhancing its radiance and reducing puffiness. Find Tuberose Stem Cell in our Vitamin Rich A, C, D & E Face Oil, one of Demi Moore favourites which is full of amazing nutrients for the skin that will help protect, nourish and soothe the skin!
Meet the Products
If you are someone who spends a lot of time working in front of a laptop, watching TV, or scrolling on your phone, we recommend checking our Digital Detox range, which is full of amazing Products with Purpose that will help protect the skin from blue light and reboot both your mind and body.