We’re all aware of the harmful effects of UV rays on our skin and wear sunscreen every day to stay protected. We also wear a protective day cream to keep pollution, dust and other environmental stressors from damaging our skin. But there’s yet another aggressor that not many people are aware of – blue light.
Blue light or HEV (High Energy Visible) light is emitted from gadgets that we regularly use in our day-to-day lives, such as smartphones, laptops, TV and tablets. Constant exposure to this light not only affects your eyesight and disrupts your sleep cycle, but it also causes premature skin ageing and skin discolouration. But fret not, here are 3 products that can protect your skin from blue light damage.
Tinted moisturiser with iron oxide
Tinted moisturisers contain SPF that offers coverage as well as protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But if you want your tinted moisturiser to protect your from blue light damage too, look for one that contains iron oxide. The Dermalogica Sheer Tint Light SPF 20 contains iron oxide that protects the skin from blue light and sun damage and gives it a sheer wash of colour that lasts all day long.
Serum with Antioxidants
Skincare products that are rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E also shield the skin from the effects of blue light. The Lakmé Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Serum contains vitamin B3, C and E to protect, repair and impart a healthy glow on your skin.
Day cream with vitamin B3
Products containing vitamin B3 inhibits melanin transfer, reduces damage and offers 100% protection against blue light, thereby reducing dark spots. The Ponds Flawless Radiance Derma + Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 30 contains vitamin B3 that protects skin against blue light as well as helps repair existing spots. It can be used morning and night on cleansed face for best results.