Dangers of Digital Aging: Here’s How to Protect Yourself from Screen Damage

How digital aging happens:

  • Studies have found that the blue light from screens causes oxidative stress — a process that occurs when the ratio of antioxidants to free molecules in the body is unbalanced. This presents itself as tissue damage: hyper pigmentation, wrinkles or dark spots.

  • In addition to skin-damaging ultraviolet rays, the sun also emits blue light. Blue light has the highest frequency of any other light on the spectrum, which fuels its ability to damage your skin’s protective barrier.

Here are three ways to prevent digital aging:

  • Reduce screen time as much as possible.

  • Invest in blue light filters for your devices (some, like turning on “night mode” on your phone, are free).

  • Use protective skincare products daily, such as sunscreen and products rich with vitamin C and antioxidants. Chemical peels can help relieve dark spots. Wrinkles aggravated by blue light can be smoothed using various aesthetic treatments.

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