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How to Protect Your Skin From Blue Light

Feature: Quick Read
Words by Olivia De Courcy

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.

Top Tips for Reducing Blue-Light Pollution
Top Tips for Reducing Blue-Light Pollution

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.

The Line-Up

Cocoon with Natura Bissé

Natura Bissé's booster is formulated with HEV protection in mind, and is proven to increase skin oxygenation by up to 92 per cent. In fact, there’s an entire Cocoon range that includes the Ultra Rich cream and cleanser, ideal for a complete protective routine.
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Nourish with Sisley

A stalwart in the indoor pollution game, Sisley’s Sisleyouth Anti-Pollution lotion also aims to reduce signs of ageing – it contains antioxidant-rich kiwi extract and nourishing vitamin E, so it’s an ideal switch for your daily lotion.
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Nourish with Sisley

Shield with Guerlain

It’s important to keep wearing your SPF, as many of the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate glass. The Orchidée Impérial UV Shield is a dose of triple goodness, protecting you from the sun and blue light, as well as adding a hint of sheer, matte coverage.
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Shield with Guerlain

Boost with Aesop

Antioxidants are brilliant natural blockers to blue-light pollution (and other environmental factors, too). Pop a few drops of Aesop’s Parsley Seed facial treatment in your moisturiser for an added barrier; parsley is known for its power to reduce oxidative stress.
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Boost with Aesop
The All-Rounders

The All-Rounders

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.

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