By this point in our lives, we're all aware of the potential harm the sun's rays can have on our skin health. The invisible ultraviolet rays that radiate down on us can reach deep beneath the skin's surface, burning our skin and damaging our cells. Taking precautions while in the sun is a good habit to develop. We're talking SPF 30+, wide-brimmed hats and beach umbrellas. But should this habit also translate to screen time?
The Blue Light Breakdown
The topic of blue light and its effects on our eye health is a popular one. There's documented research that excess exposure of blue light can directly impact our eyesight. Because of this knowledge, you can now purchase cellphone screen-protectors with blue light filters. Additionally, most eye-glass companies will also offer blue light upgrades to the lenses of your glasses. But what about the impact of blue light and our skin health? Could it be possible that our digital screens are slowly damaging our skin? Well, we just don't know... Yet.
There is some evidence to suggest that blue light can induce photoageing but the long-term studies just aren't ready. But despite the research being less than conclusive, utilizing filtered screen protectors doesn't do you any harm. And if anything, limiting your screen time late at night will help improve your beauty rest and we're all about that life.