Could the blue light thrown out by our phones, laptops, tablets be prematurely ageing our skin?
The science suggests it could be.
Studies have shown that the blue light given off by electronic devices - our phones, laptops, tablets - could cause our skin cells to shrink, die, or, at the very least, prevent them from working to the best of their ability - leading to premature ageing.
The sun also gives off blue light, but while we protect ourselves from its UVA and UVB rays we rarely do from the light given off by our screens despite increasing data that shows the potential long-term harms of visible light, and in particular blue light, on our skin.
Why is blue light believed to damage the skin and how can you screen-proof your skin with blue light skincare designed to protect and renew?