It might seem like “blue light” is becoming one of those buzzwords but do you really know why you’re constantly hearing about it in the media? To save you time searching, we’ve curated a list of some of our favorite articles explaining the science behind blue light and how it’s affecting your body on a daily basis.
Being predominantly a sleep company, we mostly inform you of the effects that blue light has on your sleep and eyes but that’s only the beginning of what blue light is doing to you… Blue light is harsher than other light on the UV spectrum and is known to deeply penetrate the skin, weakening it, making you susceptible to early aging and skin conditions such as Melasma. Read more from Dr. Anup Dhir here.
High Energy Visible Light (HEVL), better known as blue light, is not the same as the UltraViolet light you’re exposed to, outdoors. Every time you’re using your computer or phone you’re being exposed to HEVL just like you are to UV when you’re outside. Similarly, it has the same effect on your skin, deep rooting itself in your cells and creating substantial damage. Check out Vogue’s interview with skincare and make-up expert, Sylvie Chantecaille.
The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety have found new evidence that blue light projecting devices are disrupting your sleep and damaging your eyes. Learn more about it here.
It’s hard to escape blue light in the technologically driven-world we live in but we really need to limit our consumption. Research has found that the effect of blue light on teen’s sleep can be reversed with one simple tip. Click here to find out the tip! There you have it, four articles that will help you minimize the damaging effects of blue light on your body. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this article.
Start by limiting your daily blue light exposure with blue light blocking glasses.