How to Protect Your Skin From Blue Light
Now that our screen time has increased tenfold, we've another skincare duty to factor in: protecting ourselves from the blue light (HEV) emitted from digital devices. Modern technology is – in many ways – a blessing, but for your skin… not so much. Blue light not only weakens the skin barrier but also hinders skin oxygenation and accelerates pigmentation (especially in darker skin tones). The secret to combatting this modern-day nemesis? A line-up of excellent anti-pollution skincare.
1. Like SPF, your pollution-shielding ingredients need to be topped up throughout the day if you sweat, swim or shower. 2. Even if you’ve not worn make-up, stick to your evening cleanse as it is key for getting rid of pollution particles at the end of the day. 3. Outside of work, limit screen time to minimise the ageing effect of blue light. You can also get anti-blue-light screen filters for your phone.
Nourish with Sisley
Shield with Guerlain
Boost with Aesop
While excess screen time poses an extra threat to our skin, we shouldn’t forget about other daily menaces. If you’re not sure what to choose, plump for an all-round pollution solution.
Powercell Anti-Pollution Mask$2,725
Diamond Cocoon Ultra-Rich Cream (50ml)$9,285
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Anti-Pollution Serum Drops (30ml)$3,552
Environmental Day Cream (50ml)$5,791Now $5,212
NAC Y² Pollution Defence Booster Serum (20ml)$2,494Now $2,245
DEFENSIF Environmental Antioxidant Booster$3,941Now $3,547
Anti Pollution Mattifying Cream (40ml)$2,582
Orchidée Impériale The Brightening & Perfecting UV Protector SPF50 (30ml)$3,842