HEV Light from Phone Screens may Age your Skin

Research reveals screen HEV light from your everyday electronic devices can cause skin damage. It can penetrate deeply into the skin and cause wrinkles.

HEV Light from Phone Screens may Age your Skin

Supreme Day Cream contains elements to shield your skin against the High Energy Visible Light.

Research suggests that HEV light, a type of gleam produced from the screens of your everyday technological devices, may deeply damage your skin.

HEV is short for High Energy Visible Light, which is blue in colour.

Researchers also discovered that HEV light rays are already found in daylight. And so once you add on the hours spent using Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, your face has been continuously struggling through an ageing battle.

A study by Dr Justine Hextall, the Consultant Dermatologist from the Harley Medical Group explains that:

“There’s emerging evidence that light from mobile phones and computer screens can, in fact, penetrate into the deeper levels of the skin.

“It then causes free radical damage that [stimulates] the MMP-1 enzyme, which breaks down skin collagen and elastin.”

As a result, this causes a loss of skin volume and radiance, producing wrinkles and fine lines.

Moreover, the study describes that the HEV beams found in the daylight already make up 50% of the oxidative stress skin faced from the sun. That are the destructive effects of free radicals on skin cells, scarring and damaging the skin appearance.

So when you plus the hours you have spent staring at Netflix and social media, throughout the day, your ‘screen focused face’ has experienced ageing from all of that exposure.

In addition, skin expert Dr Zein Obagi of Zo Skin Health claims that:

“In my experience, I have been able to tell which hand a patient holds their phone in, as the skin takes on a dull, almost dirty texture, which has not been induced by the sun.”

Light reflected while using your mobile phones, tablets, or computers, has now become a new threat. So, is it now time to give up your #Snapchatstories?

Well, perhaps not just yet! Meet the new products that specifically help to prevent the skin damage effects caused by the HEV light.

How to Protect your Skin from HEV Light?

We are already aware that receiving too much sun exposure is risking skin damage. And for sun safety, there are sunscreen lotions to protect against the UVA and UVB light.

But, did you know you can also have an HEV light prescription?

See the computer and mobile screen creams available, and protect yourself from becoming an aged screen face.

Supreme Day Cream ~ DR Sebagh

Dr Sebagh

Recommended by DR Sebagh, Supreme Day Cream contains elements to shield your skin against the High Energy Visible Light. The brand says that the product provides daily protection against environmental damage. In addition:

“This triple-protecting, the luxurious cream also contains a powerful blend of antioxidants to help defend skin against free radical damage and provides anti-pollution benefits.”

Available here at Dr Sebagh. 

Oclipse Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF50~ ZO Skin Health


Dr Zein Obagi believes that: “We have been able to successfully incorporate this breakthrough ingredient into a novel formulation while maintaining its efficacy.”

This sunscreen cream available here, is further described as containing skin conditioners. These specific ingredients, give the skin a smooth and soft texture. Additionally, it carries a ‘photo-stable’ sun protection system, shielding you throughout the day.

So, while tweeting or uploading images on Insta, don’t forget to apply your mobile cream and stay safe from HEV light exposure!

Anam has studied English Language & Literature and Law. She has a creative eye for colour and a passion for design. She is a British-German Pakistani "Wandering Between Two Worlds."

Images courtesy of: Official websites of Zo Skin Health, Dr Sebagh, and TheFabZilla, Business Today.

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