What is Blue Light and How To Protect Your Skin Against It

What is Blue Light and How To Protect Your Skin Against It

What is blue light?

Half of the light spectrum is made up of visible light, and the rest from ultraviolet rays (UVA & UVB) and infrared rays. Ultraviolet and infrared light are both invisible however, blue light is part of the visible light spectrum which has a particularly high energy range. This is often referred to as HEV – high energy visible light.

Smartphones, tablets and computer screens add to the blue light exposure to our skins. Not only do we get exposed to the light spectrum during the day, now we also are exposed while watching our favourite series on smart tv’s at night; we spend much time on our phones as well as joining online webinars and zoom meetings as many people now work from home more often.

Blue light

How does blue light damage the skin?

Due to the deeper penetrating wavelengths of blue light, they reach the deeper dermal layers where free radicals induce damage to cell structures and functions. Enzymes that break down our dermal structures – such as collagen and elastin – lead to the premature formation of deep wrinkles. Although deterioration of structural proteins like collagen is natural, oxidative stress caused by blue light accelerates the aging process and the development of several visible signs of aging.

sun skin damageMoreover, UVA, UVB and HEV Light can cause damage to skin cells leading to hyperpigmentation – a skin condition of discolouration which is prominent in a country such as South Africa. Blue light may contribute to conditions such as sun spots, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How can I protect my skin against blue light and the light spectrum?

High-tech natural cosmetics Team Dr Joseph has the answer in two unique plant-based formulations.

What makes these products specialized against blue light?

Team Dr Joseph offers advanced protection against the light spectrum and at the same time enhances the ski’s resistance against photo-aging and photo-damage through plant-based functional ingredients.

A special and central functional ingredient of these sun care products is extracted from the blossoms of the summer lilac (buddleja). It not only protects the plant against UV and IRA but also offers the skin optimum protection against natural and artificial light.

Seabuckthorn is naturally high in vitamins C and E as well as flavonoids to protect the skin’s immune system while you enjoy your time indoors or outdoors.

What are the benefits of these sun care products?

  • Broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays
  • Also protects against artificial light (blue light from mobile phones, smart tv’s and tablets)
  • Light texture that absorbs super-fast and does not whiten (also a great option for African skins)
  • Formulated with cell-protecting and skin-smoothing active ingredients that can prevent premature skin aging and unwanted pigmentation
  • Provides the skin with additional moisture
  • With innovative and harmless sun filters
  • Also suitable for sensitive skin and children’s skin