Visible light has been proven to not only cause premature ageing and inflammation via increased free radical damage but also can induce immediate pigmentation and discolouration in skin, similar to that of UV-A radiation.
Problem: With most of the UK now on lockdown, our use of screens has greatly increased, as has our exposure to high-energy visible blue light (HEV). We may not be going outside as much but clinical evidence suggests that daily exposure to the HEV causes skin-ageing akin to sun damage, so adapting our skincare is essential.
Solution: SkinCeuticals’ regime of triple antioxidant formulations can help prevent the damage caused by HEV light.
Linda Blahr, National Head of Training and Science for SkinCeuticals explains the difference between UV and HEV light, and recommends the products to limit and inhibit the potential damage from HEV.
HEV effects on the skin vs UV rays:
- We know that UVB rays burn the skin and UVA rays cause ageing by inducing free radicals that cause discoloration and a breakdown of the skin’s structural support.
- Exposure to HEV light stimulates enzymes in the skin that trigger excess melanin production, leading to patchy discolouration, dullness and uneven skintone, which increases especially in darker skin tones by up to18.1%, as compared to 4.3% in lighter skin tones.
Ways to limit exposure:
- To prevent damage from HEV, use a triple-antioxidant serum daily, which can help prevent free radical damage, diminish the appearance of discolouration, fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture, protecting skin cells from oxidation from the inside.
- C E Ferulic for dry/normal skin – RRP £140/30ml
- Phloretin CF for combination/oily skin – RRP £150/30ml
Double Defence: SkinCeuticals Prevent triple-antioxidants are best used together with a broad spectrum SPF to protect from further damage from UVA/B and HEV light.
If you’d like more information on SkinCeuticals broad spectrum SPF collection or products to treat hyperpigmentation and discolouration, please get in touch.