Have you been spending too much time staring at blue screens lately?
We live in a digital era where we constantly spend time in front of all kinds of digital devices – smartphones, laptops, or even just your Apple watch. Whilst excessive screen time is known to affect our mental health, it could also be taking a toll on our skin. The ray of light that emits from our screens is called High Energy Visible (HEV) light, or is often also termed as blue light. Blue light penetrates even more deeply than ultraviolet radiation and can also be found in sunlight, which leads to hyperpigmentation on the skin. Whether you are outdoor or indoors, there’s no escaping.
Nowadays, we are seeing a lot of optical glasses with blue light lenses emerging in the market, given the concern around bad eyesight and disrupting sleep cycles. But did you know that HEV could also lead to premature skin aging, skin discolouration, or even wrinkle formation? Unfortunately, for most of us, our work requires us to be in front of a computer screen all the time. So to minimize blue light damage, luckily, there are beauty and skincare products in the market that combat its effect and helps our skin breathe better.
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For a lightweight, pearlescent makeup-gripping primer, opt for Supergoop! because it’s not going to disappoint. This formula comes with SPF 40 and blue light protection which makes it quite ideal for your daily makeup routine. It does not only make for a perfect dewy and luminous canvas to apply makeup, but it protects you from UV rays, too. The best part? It doubles as a highlighter wherever you want to add that extra glow.
Price: THB 640
This cushion-style BB cream is designed to hydrate pore control, and it comes with SPF 50 UV protection. The water-resistant cream features a semi-matte yet lightweight formula that gives a fresh bright complexion for your everyday look. Given that it contains Exclusive Optimal Mineral Water, it offers instant moisture that cools your skin and shields you from UV rays. Apply the product with the anti-bacterial puff and smoothly glide on for a no-shine finish. A great way to keep your makeup on and stay protected.
Price: THB 1,500
If you want something light and simple, then you can go ahead and use this mist before makeup to primer, and prep the skin for a refreshing day ahead. This Cover Fx rose quartz is an infused alcohol-free mist that’s been designed to defend against pollution and blue light. Remember to shake it well before use and mist 2-4 times.
Price: THB 750
This French brand is known for using high concentrations of natural botanicals, and luckily, they also have the perfect solution to blue light damage. The formula replenishes the skin’s hydration and wards off any harmful effects of exposure to blue light emissions. It comes with a combination of botanicals that blesses us with long-lasting hydration and visible plumping power — keeping all the blue light damage at an arm’s length. Think about all the radiance-boosting power packs such as extracts from Tamarind, Alga, Red Sage Root, and more. Apply it as a booster under your usual moisturisers and let your skin glow.
Price: THB 5,467
If you’ve been noticing those tired eyes in the morning, then This Works Morning Expert Open Eyes will ensure that you feel those wide-awake eyes again. Consider this eye cream an antidote to tired eyes in the morning. The natural giant kelp extracts tighten the look of your skin and the Persian silk tree extracts reduce the appearance of any dark circles. Not to mention, the cocoa seed peptides limit the effects of blue light.
Price: THB 1,321
Goodbye to those old sunscreens. This feather-light barely-there formula protects you from blue light and feels just like a second skin —it’s so light. The ultra-sheer fluid blends in perfectly with your complexion and offers a shield against UVA/UVB rays as well leaving behind all those greases or white streaks. Forget about ageing or skin damage, because this bio-active mushroom complex and green tea calms and soothes your skin while protecting against all the environmental aggressors.
Price: THB 1,984