Can Blue Light From Screens Be Bad for Your Skin?

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If you want to have healthy and beautiful skin, you already know you should avoid the sun and UV rays, but is that enough? Spending hours in front of the computer and phone may also have a damaging effect on your skin thanks to the infamous blue light. How careful should you be about this?

There’s still no sufficient evidence that blue light can, in fact, be harmful to your skin. Until scientists give us a more precise answer, what can you do if you want to make sure your skin is protected?

If you want to take this extra step, get a sun protection cream that keeps you safe from the UV light but also from blue light. The ingredient you should be looking for is iron oxide and it’s already in many sunscreens even if they don’t specifically say they protect skin against blue light. Of course, it’s best to avoid screens as much as possible, at least when you’re off work.