<center>Is Blue Light exposure giving you the blues...

Is Blue Light exposure giving you the blues...

I’m sitting here in the middle of a pandemic. My laptop is open, TV is on in the background playing music and my phone is in and out of my hand. This is what living rooms, dining rooms and home office spaces look like all over the globe. Our eyes are red, we haven’t slept. We are double tapping, scrolling and swiping like our lives depend on it. It hasn’t been all whipped coffees and living room yoga let me tell you! We have all had to adapt to our new normal, which means a surplus of screen time. We are living our lives looking at screens. And although technology has been a life saver in these hard times, our exposure to Blue Light has increased tremendously. 

Blue light is a high energy, short wavelength light that is on the visible light spectrum. It is not to be confused with UVA or UVB rays. Sunlight has always been our main source of blue light, but we are getting more and more exposure with our digital devices. 

  • Disrupts circadian rhythm; your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle
  • Damages the cells in your eyes causing digital eye strain and Retina damage
  • Can cause hyperpigmentation and inflammation.
  • Triggers oxidative stress on skin.
  • Causes premature aging by destroying collagen through free radical damage.


Because of its high energy and short wavelengths, blue light penetrates deep into our skin. Damage caused by Blue Light, much like UV damage, is cumulative. And although you may not see the damage yet, we are all about educating you on preventative measures. There is still more research to be done on Blue Light and how it effects skin, but we believe the key in fighting Blue Light damage is SPF and antioxidants. Products that contain SPF will protect against visible light and premature aging. Antioxidants help prevent against free radical damage and boost collagen and elastin production. 

Dermalogica Biolumin C Serum: 30ml $123.00 / 59ml $192.00

  • Serum that brightens and firms.
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Prevents and corrects free radical damage.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery 50ml $104.00

  • Moisturizer containing SPF 50.
  • High in antioxidants.
  • Controls triggers that lead to aging.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect: 12ml $26.00 / 50ml $89.00

  • Light activated moisturizer.
  • Broad spectrum UV protection.
  • High in antioxidants

 



  1. Minimize screen time.
  2. Use hands free to minimize screen and skin contact.
  3. Wear Blue Light glasses.
  4. Combat Blue Light with Red Light. (*Red light therapy stimulates collagen and elastin production to help fight signs of aging. You can add Red light therapy to any of our services!*)


Okay okay, I know I haven’t put Blue Light in the best of lights here. But believe me when I say, it’s not all bad.

  • Boosts alertness and cognitive function.
  • Can be used to treat mood and sleep disorders.
  • Helps fight acne by killing P. acne bacteria on the skin. 


So Blue Light, is it bad or good? I say everything in moderation. Am I still going to binge watch Tiger King, Facetime with my BFF and scroll through Instagram today? In all honesty, yes. But first, I’m going to protect myself with SPF and antioxidants so my skin doesn’t have to age 5 years like I feel I have since March.

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