In today's digitally dependent world, it’s almost impossible to get through the day without looking at a screen. Unfortunately, all that screen time is damaging to skin.
WHAT IS DIGITAL AGEING?
Digital ageing is a modern skin concern caused by the blue light emitted from the screens of digital devices. Blue light (also known as high energy visible light) is also emitted from the sun, from fluorescent lights and from LED bulbs, but it’s our exposure time and proximity to screens that has coined the term ‘digital ageing’.
Blue light is especially worrying because of its ability to reach deeper levels of skin, damaging the layers where elastin and collagen are formed. Lines, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity may all be signs of digital ageing.
KEY INGREDIENTS TO REDUCE BLUE LIGHT DAMAGE TO SKIN
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that addresses pigmentation and dehydration. It also promotes collagen production to improve skin elasticity and firmness. Vitamin A will also stimulate collagen production while speeding up skin cell turnover, reducing fine lines and keeping skin fresh and glowing.
For all-round protection, be sure to also include Vitamin B3 in your skincare routine. B3 is a natural anti-inflammatory which also supports the skin’s moisture barrier to boost hydration.
HOW TO TREAT DIGITAL AGEING
Limiting screen time is the first step in minimising the effects of digital ageing, but given that so many people spend their working days in front of a computer, this isn’t always practical. Another solution is to check the settings on your devices and disable (or restrict) blue light if possible. It may also be worth investing in a blue light shield you can apply to your screens.
In terms of skincare, a routine rich in antioxidants is your best bet to protect and treat digital ageing.
BEST SKINCARE PRODUCTS TO TREAT DIGITAL AGEING
Mx Skincare products are packed with active ingredients to protect your skin and treat the signs of digital ageing, try: