Similar to how we protect our skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays it is essential we use blue light protection skincare to reduce blue light damage to the skin. Here are a few simple methods you can apply to your daily regime to help protect your skin from blue light for long lasting protection:
What is blue light?
Blue light (HEV light, High Energy Visible) is a high-energy, short-wavelength light and naturally surrounds us every day. The main source of blue light we are exposed to is the sun. As we protect our skin from the harmful UV/UVB rays from the sun, we must also protect our skin from blue light, for unlike UVA and UVB rays, not only are we exposed to blue light rays directly by the sun, but also by our electronic devices; mobiles, laptops, television screens but also indoor lighting. Over the past year especially, we have seen a significant increase in our screen time due to extended periods on these devices while working from home increasing the amount of blue light damage caused to our skin.
How does blue light damage the skin?
The average person spends more than 10 hours a day in front of a screen, exposing the skin to harmful blue light rays which are known to break down collagen and increase sensitivity/redness and pose a real risk to our skin health. If left unprotected blue light rays penetrate into deeper layers of the skin causing collagen and elastin molecules to break down and free radicals to form, thus accelerating the natural ageing process.
How to prevent/protect your skin from blue light damage?
Similar to how we protect our skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays it is essential we use blue light protection skincare to reduce blue light damage to the skin. Here are some of our expert product recommendations to include in your daily regime to help protect your skin from blue light and other external stressors for long lasting protection:
Blue Light Protection
Our new Blue Light Defence & Moisturising Mist was developed with the aim of protecting the skin from environmental damage, renewing the skin system and boosting the body's own repair mechanisms to protect the skin from long term damage. The spray contains powerful natural ingredients such as Ectoin and Q10. Highly active extracts from the Butterfly Bush has been proven to protect the skin from the damaging effects of light rays, infrared rays and blue light.
Top tip: Apply after cleansing and before your daily moisturiser. The product will absorb into the skin like a serum. This locks in the ingredients and provides a protective layer on the skin for long lasting protection.
A perfect partner for the new Blue Light Defence & Moisturising Mist, our iconic Eye Rescue Stick Line A reduces puffiness and the appearance of dark circles, smooths visible signs of ageing and has an energising effect on tired-looking eyes caused by blue light. Furthermore, the cooling roller ball allows for no contact. Both the mist and eye serum can therefore be applied without the hands having to make contact with the skin, making them perfect deskside essentials or saviours for on-the-go skincare.
Delivering long-lasting protection and nourishment, the new Blue Light Defence & Moisturising Mist can be used as part of an effective skincare regime alongside the skincare heroes from our Line A range. Developed to help protect the skin from the effects of pollution, which can cause premature ageing, our Day Cream Line A for morning use & Regeneration Cream Line A for evening use helps to replenish, repair and protect, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, while firming and toning the skin.
The Pollution Skin Defence System features highly concentrated doses of the active ingredients ectoin, vitamin C and Q10 to boost the skin’s own repair mechanism, support its natural barrier and increase elasticity. Start with the Face Serum Vitamin C for the first 5x days, then apply the Face Serum Ectoin for the next 5x days and then the Face Serum Q10 for the last 5x days. Once applied, the serums immediately get to work on your complexion for visible, long-lasting results.
Rich in antioxidants, our Vitamin C Glow Set includes a highly concentrated Vitamin C Serum alongside our best-selling Enzyme Peel containing ectoin, fermented white lupins and fenugreek. Rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant which specifically targets pigmentation caused by blue light rays works to tone the skin while stimulating the skins defense mechanisms for a healthy glow.
Top tip:For an intensive treatment, first apply the Vitamin C Serum and follow with the Enzyme Peel. Relax for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Create a healthy skin barrier
The key to healthy skin, is a healthy skin barrier. For an extra dose of hydration apply our botanical Hyaluron Serum Moisturising before applying your moisturiser. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin which attracts and retains up to 1000 times its molecular weight in water to provide long-lasting hydration for plumper, firmer skin.
For those with acne prone skin, we recommend our Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying. As well as hyaluronic acid, it contains cockspur hawthorn, linden blossom and zinc amino acid all of which provide an anti-inflammatory and astringent effect to calm and soothe stressed skin.
Always wear in an SPF. SPF is essential to protect the face and body from long-term damage from the harmful UV/UVB rays which penetrate the skin and accelerate the natural ageing process. Be careful to avoid the harsh midday sun between the hours of 12 and 3pm. Our Body Protection Sunscreen SPF 25 uses a patented combination of cosmeceuticals and organic filters for UVA/UVB protection as well as ectoin, balloon vine and broccoli seed oil to counteract signs of premature ageing for long-lasting protection.
A Holistic Approach
Try and dedicate one evening a week to a good book in place of a digital device to protect your skin as well as your eyes from blue light radiation to help you wind down and promote a good night’s sleep. Or try to reconnect with you. Refocus your mind with a simple breathing exercise of deep conscious inhaling and exhaling for 5-10 minutes. This supports the lymphatic system, which works to dispose of toxins in our body.
The Entire Picture
We see beauty holistically, which means we look at the entire picture. We promote an all-round healthy lifestyle, so that you will not only look but feel your best-self. A healthy diet as well as regular exercise has a massive effect on our appearance and overall well-being. Fruits and vegetables are always for a healthy and balanced diet as well as staying hydrated strengthens the venous walls, which is the best prevention against rosacea.