While there are many factors that determine our skin’s health, an unhealthy lifestyle and environmental aggressors will continue to remain the most common. But did you know that the light emitting from your laptop screens and phones can also damage your skin?

A high energy visible light known as the blue light that emits from your gadgets can penetrate deep into the skin and make it age faster. Scary, right? But thankfully, blue light damage can be prevented by using skincare products with the right ingredients and eating an antioxidant-rich diet. Here’s everything you need to know.

 

Day cream with green tea

Day cream with green tea

Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties. It not only helps remove toxins from the body when consumed, but its topical application can also prevent free radical damage caused by blue light. The best time to apply it is in the morning before stepping out. It will protect your skin from both UV and blue light damage.

BB picks: Lakme 9 To 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser

 

Sunscreen with zinc oxide

Sunscreen with zinc oxide

Most sunscreens contain zinc oxide that reflects and scatters UV rays and prevents them from damaging the skin. Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen will also protect your skin from the blue light emitting from your screens. Even if you work from home, make it a habit to wear a moisturiser and sunscreen as soon as you cleanse your skin in the morning.

BB picks: Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50

 

Liquid foundation with titanium dioxide

Liquid foundation with titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide is a common ingredient found in sunscreens and foundations. According to new research, wearing makeup can also protect your skin from blue light damage. It can do this because of the presence of iron oxides. However, this does not mean you can skip sunscreen. We suggest using sunscreen along with a lightweight foundation for maximum protection.

BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation

 

Night serum with vitamin A

Night serum with vitamin A

Ideally, you should not take your laptop or phone to bed, but sometimes, it's hard to resist. In fact, some of us can’t go to sleep without spending some time on our phones. Imagine what this could be doing to your skin and eyes. That is why it’s essential to use an antioxidant-rich night cream to protect and repair your skin while you sleep.

BB picks: Lakme Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Serum

 

Antioxidant-rich diet

Antioxidant-rich diet

Staring at your screens all day while eating unhealthy and processed foods will make your skin age faster. Apart from using the ingredients and products mentioned above, it is also necessary to include antioxidant-rich foods like berries, avocado, spinach, carrot, tomatoes, broccoli, etc. in your diet to ward off environmental and blue light damage.