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Blue Light and Skin Damage : Is The Computer Bad for the Skin?

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Blue Light and Skin Damage

Is the Computer Bad for the Skin? Blue Light and Skin Damage | Nicole Contos Insider Tips

Summer’s come to an end. But spending less time in the sun doesn’t necessarily mean you’re safe from damaging rays. In this month’s post, I’m answering a question I’m hearing a lot more recently. It’s time to talk about the connection between blue light and skin damage:

Q:

I’m in front of the computer more often now that I’m working from home. Is that bad for my skin?

A: 

Yes, blue light from a computer has the ability to penetrate more deeply into the dermis than other wavelengths. As a result, prolonged screen time sparks the same skin aging process as sun exposure, including:

  • Inducing oxidative stress, causing inflammation and collagen degeneration
  • Disrupting melanocyte cell activity, leading to uneven or hyperpigmentation
  • Weakening the outermost layer of your skin, inhibiting its process of daily repair

 

My Pro Tip: To boost recovery from screen use, include a Retinol in your nightly skincare regime. Simply put, it’s the #1 dermatologist-recommended ingredient to repair aging and photodamaged skin. Specifically, my Retinol+ link formulation contains a powerful 0.5% concentration to diminish wrinkles, improve color and tighten skin. Plus, it contains lipids to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier, which often becomes compromised by computer use.


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