Is the light from your computer ageing your skin? I remember over five years ago a make-up artist warning me against the potentially damaging “blue light” (referred to as (high energy visible or HEV light) emitted from our screens. How many of us spend many hours a day in front of our computer screens, either for work or pleasure. I certainly do as part of my job. I surf for information and products, not to mention watching movies in the evening. I won’t go into other areas that computers might be affecting our lives such as disrupting our sleep patterns I will keep this post confined to protecting our skin from the possible ageing affect of our devices.
- Paula’s choice resist super antioxidant // 2. SkinCeuticals physical UV defence (US link) (UK link) // 3. Murad city skin defence 4. Make moonlight primer // 5. Prevage city smart broad spectrum shield
New research suggests that this “blue light” could be harming our skins. I use an SPF50 sunscreen under my make-up everyday and have done for the last few years. However I need to reassess the ones that I have been using. Apparently the best products for all round protection are ones with a physical block. Look for zinc oxide, titanic dioxide and iron oxide in the ingredients list of your SPF. A serum supercharged with antioxidant options will also help to keep free radicals at bay.
Many brands are beginning to introduce HEV-blocking ingredients into their products to protect us against this damaging light. HEV is likely to become a buzzword on packaging in the near future.
Research: Sunday Times Style magazine and The Guardian.
I can see we will have to do a post about medicine cabinets now to store yet another important product we need as we get wiser! Thanks for the info and Happy Monday!-littleblackdomicile.com
I use the #2, Skin Ceuticals, on the recommendation of my dermatologist. It’s wonderful and easy to apply and you really never know you’re wearing it. Yes, zinc oxide is the key! And to apply every single day.