As if exposure to UV rays from sunlight wasn’t bad enough, skin has another enemy trying to steal away its youth and health: high-energy visible (HEV) light.
Also referred to as blue light, HEV light is primarily from the sun, but it’s also emitted by your smartphone, tablet and computer screen. A growing amount of research is proving how destructive HEV light is for
So, What is HEV Light—and How Does it Differ from UV Light?
The spectrum of visible light which is what the human eye can see—emitted by the sun is made up of the colors of the rainbow, with wavelengths.
UVA and UVB light from the sun fall under the category of invisible light; we
can’t see these rays, but they’re present during daylight hours, tremendously impacting your skin’s health and appearance. Right.
The sun’s UVB light causes sunburn and its UVA light causes deeper damage, like loss of firmness.
The HEV light (blue light) emitting from the sun and your electronic devices ranges higher in wavelengths and longer, but overlapping with, the range of
UVA light. Basically, the blue light is now even more damaging to the skin.
This is because of what the progressive damage of unprotected exposure to UVA and UVB light does to skin is causing ultra-violence. As it turns out, damage from HEV light isn’t far behind.
The sun’s blue light is a big part of why on a non-cloudy day we see the sky as blue. But, unlike the invisible UVA and UVB radiation, which is not an
issue after dark, the threat from blue light doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.
Then pandemic has not only impacted us in illnesses and deaths these past 2 years. But being on lock down, causing us to only rely on our devices in addition to working from home has seem to become an additional threat to our overall skin and health.
As mentioned, HEV light is also emitted by common devices we use or are exposed to all day long: televisions, fluorescent bulbs, at-home light devices for acne, computer monitors and smart phones.
This is why it is more important than ever to maintain your skincare regimen that is formulated with antioxidants to protect your skin.
Just as UVA and UVB light exposure triggers a cascade of oxidative damage on and within skin, so does blue light. The startling difference is that blue light can penetrate farther into skin than UVA light, causing deeper damage that eventually shows up as wrinkles, rough texture, stressed skin, and brown spots.
Lets talk about High Energy Visible Light Protection for Your Skin
So, what can you do to protect your skin from HEV light and what can antioxidants do for skin?
Antioxidants are found in our well-formulated A Queen’s and King’s Essentials cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and serums. When applied to skin, these antioxidant-loaded products help defend and minimize the chain reaction of damage before it visibly impacts your skin.
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