Attention blue light! How screens contribute to skin aging

Achtung Blaulicht! Wie Bildschirme zur Hautalterung beitragen

Quickly drop off a post, but then scroll through Instagram for half an hour. Attention: skin aging! Sitting in front of the computer for eight hours a day. Attention skin aging! Skyping with your best friend in New Zealand in the evening. Attention: skin aging. We haven't started a blog post that way either. But the information that blue light from monitors can damage facial tissue... that was also new to us members of the 48grams editorial team. So we wrote here with clear emphasis.


HEV light can cause wrinkles

Our modern lifestyles have led us to spend far too much of our time in front of computer monitors or cell phone screens. While we have long known about the effects of UV rays on our skin (which is why we regularly apply sunscreen), we had no idea of the dangers posed by HEV (High Energy Visible) light. This is the technical term for blue light. Disclaimer: By the way, we promise that there will be no police jokes in this article. Who wants to make jokes about a topic that brings wrinkles to our faces.


Short wavelength, high energy

Back to the HEV light. The unhealthy thing about it is its composition. On the one hand, it has a short wavelength, but on the other hand, it has a high energy. This means that these rays penetrate even deeper into our skin than UV light. Thus, the oxidative stress for the tissue is even significantly greater than with direct sunlight. To repeat: Blue light causes wrinkles and premature skin aging.


Collagen production is damaged

Sorry, now it's getting a bit scientific. But let's explain this topic properly: Research studies have proven that HEV light can increase the production of free radicals in the skin. Free radicals are so-called unstable molecules that trigger harmful reactions in our bodies. They are known to affect collagen and elastin production in the deeper layers of the dermis. These two proteins are responsible for firmness and elasticity of our skin. We have named the sad result a little above in this article.


Use antioxidant serums for skincare

But there is also good news! We can protect ourselves against the harmful effects of blue light while keeping our skin radiant and healthy. One effective strategy is to include antioxidants in our daily skincare routine. Antioxidants are powerful agents that help neutralize free radicals. They reduce the harmful effects of oxidative stress. By combining with the free radicals, they prevent the skin from aging faster.


Anti-wrinkle serum is secret tip

An antioxidant-rich anti-aging serum is an effective way to protect the skin from the effects of blue light while preventing wrinkling and aging. So that's how we get to our own serum, the 48gram Antioxidant Booster Serum. This is our absolute premium product. And designed precisely to stabilize the skin. In addition to oligo-hyaluron, our serum primarily contains OPC, an extract from the seeds of grapes. Already somewhat better known in specialist circles, skincare enthusiasts now also swear by the active ingredient. Studies show that OPC protects against skin aging 40 times better than vitamin C or E. Try it!


Please, limit screen time

Of course, there are other measures we can take to protect our skin from blue light damage. The easiest: limit our screen time. This not only reduces the strain on our eyes, but also on our tissues. It's also important to activate night mode on electronic devices. This also significantly reduces the intensity of HEV. Dear readers, as you can see, it's not that difficult to maintain beautiful skin in the digital age. So: take care of yourself and worry less now. Because this also leads to wrinkles....