How Does Blue Light Affects Your Skin?

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Heavy phone, computer, or tablet use is bad for our health. This light can penetrate your eyes' protective layers and cause dry eye, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

New research published in Chronobiology International confirms that exposure to blue light in the night impairs melatonin synthesis and thus sleep quality.

Poor posture, headaches, digital eye strain, and overuse injuries can cause pain or stiffness in your upper body, arms, and hands.

And that's not even the half of it. Blue light, it turns out, can be harmful to your skin, according to specialists.

Blue light may penetrate skin. Blue light, like ultraviolet (UV) light, may cause long-term harm, warns board-certified dermatologist Rebecca Marcus, MD.

"We may not detect any short-term impacts, but it's undoubtedly leading to collagen degradation, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation," says Dr. Marcus.

Another study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology linked blue light to skin photoaging, pigmentation issues, and melasma.

According to the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, long-term contact may impair your skin barrier. Sensitivity, dryness, redness, and breakouts can result.

In a summary, current evidence reveals that unprotected blue light exposure might cause skin sagging, wrinkling, pigmentation, and sensitivity over time.

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