We are all familiar with how damaging UVA and UVB rays are to our skin, but did you know that the blue light from your very own electronic screens like your phone and laptops, are damaging your skin as well? More researchers have proven that blue light exposure might even be more harmful to our skin than that of UVA and UVB rays, plus we are more exposed to blue light due to the constant hours we spend on our phones daily.
But how do we protect our skin from blue light damage?
Naturally, antioxidants help heal and renew the skin’s surface from oxidative stress by neutralising the free radicals and environmental aggressors. By doing so, antioxidants allow the skin to repair itself and slowly reverse any damage caused. There are many skincare products that contain antioxidant rich ingredients, but one of our favourites is Joi's Prickly Pear Brightening Face Oil. Made up of 100% natural ingredients that combat free radical damage and provide antioxidant protection, this face oil would be your partner in crime in overcoming blue light damage.
Just like how you put sunscreen on before going out under the sun, you should be doing the same before you spend time on the screens of your electronic devices. They say prevention is better than cure, so start using sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF everyday. But keep in mind that only physical sunscreens help in protecting your screen from blue light, as chemical sunscreens are specifically made to absorb UV light and not blue light.
Collagen helps boost skin renewal and encourages the skin cells to repair themselves. By increasing collagen production in the skin, the skin that has been damaged by blue light would get repaired slowly and start looking more youthful. Joi’s Bakuchiol Skin Booster helps stimulate collagen production, which in hand helps skin regeneration and heal the damaged skin.
The blue light from your screens may release heat and cause your skin to dry up. To keep your skin looking healthy and nice, you must remember to hydrate your skin regularly throughout the day. Having hydrated and healthy skin, would combat any signs of blue light exposure. If you’re looking for a product that not only hydrates your skin, but at the same time does not clog your pores, the Coconut & Bamboo Toner from Joi is the one for you!