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Do you know the skin damages caused by overexposure to blue light? Discover how to protect yourselves against them.

19 May 2020

As with any other radiation, overexposure to blue light accelerates skin aging. With the increasing presence of devices such as cell phones, computers or tablets in our daily life, it is important that we know how to protect our skin.

We have highly internalised the damage caused by UVA and UVB rays on our skin, but ultraviolet rays are not the only ones to which we must pay attention. Today it is also important to become aware of how we should protect ourselves from blue light radiation from exposure:

  • To sun rays
  • To the screens of cell phones, tablets or computers, devices which are increasingly present in our daily life.

As with any other radiation, overexposure to blue light accelerates skin aging. One of the damages caused on the skin is oxidation, and the acceleration of this oxidative stress is one of the main causes of skin aging.

Blue light also generates dryness in the skin, as it induces a reduction of aquaporins, the molecules responsible for maintaining skin hydration level. In addition, it activates the metalloproteinases that accelerate collagen destruction, causing signs of flaccidity and appearance of wrinkles.

Finally, contact with blue light can trigger the formation of spots thanks to a molecule called opsin 3, which is involved in the entire process.

Some products that act as a technological shield, protecting us from these damages, as they contain active substances that fulfil an antioxidant action. The antioxidant cell protector concentrate aox ferulic acts as a biological protector against oxidation caused by blue light sources. In addition, it enhances collagen synthesis and protects the cells responsible for producing it, promoting skin elasticity and turgor.

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It is also important to get a sunscreen, which not only protects us from UVB and UVA rays, but also from visible light, and mainly from blue light. mesoprotech is the innovative range that offers the most advanced, complete photoprotection technology, by protecting against the harmful effects of UVB and UVA radiation, as well as against infra-red radiation (IR) and visible light (HEV).

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