Research shows blue light from electronic devices can lead to changes in your skin cells, including cell shrinkage and death. These speed up the aging process. Even exposures as short as 60 minutes can trigger these changes. Too much blue light could also lead to pigmentation.
Secondly, does blue light therapy help with wrinkles?
Blue light activates chemicals inside these bacteria, which ruptures their outer walls– destroying the cell and their ability to form acne and other imperfections. Rosacea, psoriasis, wrinkles and sun damage are all ideal candidates for Blue Light Therapy treatments.
Keeping this in consideration, how can I protect my skin against blue light?
Wear a physical (aka mineral) sunscreen that contains Zinc Oxide, like Invisible Physical Defense SPF30. This ingredient helps protect skin against blue light. It also helps protect skin against UV rays – which pose a greater known threat.
Do computers age your skin?
Prolonged exposure to the blue light emitted from your computer screen and mobile phones can damage your skin leading to premature aging and pigmentation.
Blue light also induces hyperpigmentation that can lead to sunspots or dark spots by affects the production of melanin in your skin cells — the dark pigment responsible for tanning your skin in response to sunlight exposure.
Red light. If you’re concerned about wrinkles and general aging of the skin , red light devices are your best bet, because “they target fibroblasts, which are involved in the production of collagen,” says Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, a dermatologist and the author of “Beyond Soap.”
After letting the drug soak into your skin for an hour or two, the dermatologist shines blue light onto the treated skin for about 15 minutes. The light kills the cells that absorbed the sensitizing medication. Following the treatment, the damaged skin flakes off, leaving healthier, younger-looking skin behind.
When the light is applied to your skin, the epidermis absorbs it and then stimulates collagen proteins. In theory, more collagen means that your skin will look smoother and fuller, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Blue light is needed for good health: It boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function and elevates mood. It regulates circadian rhythm – the body’s natural wake and sleep cycle. Exposure to blue light during daytime hours helps maintain a healthful circadian rhythm.
Some research has shown blue light may increase the risk of macular degeneration, a disease of the retina. Research shows blue light exposure may lead to age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. One study found blue light triggered the release of toxic molecules in photoreceptor cells.