We’ve known for a long time about the importance of protecting ourselves from UVA and UVB rays, but recent research shows that’s no longer enough. If you really want to prevent premature aging, you also need to be careful of how much blue light you’re exposing yourself to on a daily basis. Because although you might never have heard of it, blue light is everywhere, and it’s anything but good for the skin.
Fortunately, you can prevent your skin from suffering under the destruction of blue light with a blueberry-infused skincare routine. Read on to learn more.
Blue light is a high-energy light that comes from the sun, our screens, and our indoor lighting. Yes, all the things we expose our skin to on a daily basis.
“One of the reasons that blue light has become a concern is that High Energy Visible (HEV) light, which typically refers to blue wavelengths on the visible light spectrum, not only comes from sun exposure but also from computer screens, cell phones, and other digital devices,” says Shari Marchbein, a board-certified dermatologist.
According to studies, we spend around 50 percent of our lives staring at screens. That means we’re actively exposing ourselves to something that’s known to cause aging.
Research shows that blue light contributes to brown spots and hyperpigmentation on the skin such as melasma, as well as photoaging and wrinkles.
Not only is blue light bad for our skin, it’s also responsible for causing eye strain and disrupting our circadian rhythm – our natural sleep cycle.
This study supports the theory that blueberries protect against aging and light-induced damage.
That’s because blueberries are high in antioxidants which help fight cell-damaging free radicals. They’re also high in plant compounds known as anthocyanins which also have powerful antioxidant properties.
Further research shows that topical products containing blueberries (or anthocyanins) can help in the treatment of premature aging thanks to their antioxidant properties.
To protect your skin from blue light rays, follow this Blueberry Kush skincare routine for clear, youthful, and vibrant skin.
Slather your skin in blueberry oil
Topical antioxidants are essential in your skincare regime. While the skin naturally contains antioxidants like vitamin E, they are used up when your skin is exposed to blue light. Applying topical antioxidants like blueberry oil to your skin can boost its defence against oxidative damage.
“Topically applied antioxidants will essentially create an antioxidant ‘depot’ in our skin, so the antioxidants will still be doing good in our skin after we have washed our face in the evening,” explains dermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams.
Opt for Truly’s Blueberry Kush CBD Face Oil, a powerhouse of antioxidant rich oils. Made with 1,000 blueberries, vegan collagen, and AHA/BHAS, this nourishing vegan face oil will protect your skin, whilst making it look soft and luminous. Apply 5-6 drops to cleansed skin.
Scrub your skin with blueberries
Exfoliation is another vital step in keeping your skin healthy. While it doesn’t directly prevent blue light induced damage, it does maintain your skin’s overall health and allows other skincare products to work more effectively. Exfoliation sloughs away any dead skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin, allowing your creams, serums, and oils to penetrate more deeply into your skin.
Truly’s Blueberry Kush CBD Scrub detoxifies your skin and reveals fresh, glowing skin that better absorbs your other blue-light shielding skincare products. You can use it on your face or body – both need protection. Massage a small amount into your skin in circular motions, leave it to sit for a few minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
Coat your body in blueberry lotion
Your body needs just as much protection as your face. After all, it’s also skin and it’s also exposed to blue light from our screens and indoor lighting. The best protection is slathering your skin in blueberry-infused body cream. It will shield your skin against blue light and other environmental aggressors, preventing premature aging.
Go for Truly’s Blueberry Kush CBD Body Lotion. It contains the oil of 1,000 blueberries and is packed with vegan collagen to keep your skin looking young and glowing. In addition to being a natural shield against blue light, it’s also extremely hydrating for the skin. It will keep your skin protected and hydrated all day long. Apply all over the body after showering.
Besides adopting an antioxidant-packed skincare regime, there are a few other things you can do to keep your skin protected from blue light.
Blue light is a thing and it’s already affecting people. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can protect yourself from it and maintain young, healthy skin.