Are you the MOBILE HOLDER ?? Not like literally, what i meant is; do you always hold your mobile phone in front of your eyes during bed time. Watch youtube and binge watch every possible season of Friends, “Black list” Or ” Delhi crime” ? Well, GUITY!!!!!!
We all are aware of the effects that sunlight can cause, but did you ever think of how the blue light of the smart phone affects our skin? No, right !! because you would have never thought that this teeny-weeny amount of light from your phones can be a danger for you. Blue light is something that is been used in phototherapy and can impact our skin in a negative way.
Let us begin with all that blue light does to your skin.
What is Blue Light?
The New York City board-certified dermatologist, Hadley King says that the blue light or high-energy visible (HEV) light is a short-wave light of high-frequency. It is a blue-violet band with wavelength, which ranges from 400-500 nanometers. It constitutes 50% of the light which is emitted from the sun and is the only part of the light that is visible to the naked eyes. Other than sun, blue light is also emitted by devices such as tablets, smartphones, and televisions.
As per the American Academy of Ophthalmology, exposure to the blue light during the daytime can enhance memory, stimulate alertness, and improve your mood. Nonetheless, looking at your desktop or e-book reader until bedtime will interrupt the circadian rhythm of your body at night. This will make it very difficult to get a good amount of rest.
How does Blue Light affect Skin?
These days many companies have come out with skincare products that fight blue light-related problems. The experts have researched that the blue light forces the release of free radicals in the body. This can lead to the dark pigmentation, redness, appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and premature ageing signs. If explained scientifically, then one can say that blue light induces oxidative stress in the skin.
Blue Light can permeate deeper into skin which can cause damage to all the essential proteins. This results in the appearance of fine lines, saggy skin, and wrinkles. Similar research also shows that exposure to this light can delay the recovery of skin and lead to increase in hyperpigmentation in comparison with UVB rays.
Some dermatologists have also found that hyperpigmentation is now seen on the faces in a new pattern. This is happening because of the way in which people hold their cell phones. The very common skin problem melasma is now more often seen on the sides of the face than the central cheeks. The dark spots that occur due to the acne get more worsen with continuous exposure to the blue light.
Blue light not only affects your skin but your eyes and definitely your sleep routine. The best gift you can gift your skin and eye is to reduce the usage of mobile phones during bed time. If you cannot avoid using cell phones completely, then switch the NIGHT MODE ON , which will be more soother and calmer to the eyes and your skin will definitely thank you later in the future.
So BINGE WATCHING ??? NAA UH !!!!! Sleep Time only ………. 🙂
DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog are personal experiences and not professional advice.