It’s safe to say that technology has changed our lives for the better, but what about effects of digital ageing on our skin? With the amount of time we now spend in front of our screens, it’s not just UV rays that are our skin’s worst enemy. What we need to guard against is blue light. “When we speak about skin protection, we are aware our skin needs to be protected from the sun and other environmental factors. What we don’t take into account is that electronic devices emit blue light and we’re significantly more exposed to it than the sun. And just like UV radiation, blue light has been reported to trigger oxidative stress, induce skin pigmentation, and cause photo ageing,” says Ainsley Mayben, Training Lead at Kama Ayurveda.

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