Are you Experiencing Digital Dehydration?
Over the past few years, our reliance on our phones and other devices has steadily increased. According to recent studies on Statista, the average adult spends about 8.5 hours looking at their screens, and this number has gone significantly higher because of working conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we are all well aware that looking at our phones and computers can cause serious damage to our eyes, more and more research has also seen results that it can be causing a lot of harm to our skin too. These conditions are brought about by High Energy Visible (HEV) light or more commonly known as Blue Light. HEV light is a type of ray emitted by the sun and our electronic gadgets that is said to have so much energy that continuous exposure can result in irreparable damage.
With the increasing studies on the effects of Blue Light on our skin, skincare experts have coined the term “digital dehydration” to describe the overall signs and symptoms we might experience because of too much exposure to HEV.
Do you think you have it? And if so, how do we treat digital dehydration?
Signs of Digital Dehydration
1. Skin Dryness
While skin dryness can be caused by many factors such as stress, poor diet, or air conditioning, nowadays it can be one of the most common signs of digital dehydration. Just like UV light, Blue light also sucks away the moisture in your face leaving your skin tight, flaky, and even itchy.
2. Skin Aging
As we all know, collagen is usually added to skincare products to combat skin aging. Due to the harsh energy that blue light emits, it causes oxidative stress that destroys the collagen in our skin, making way for premature aging and more visible lines and wrinkles.
Acne is often caused by oily skin, but did you know that dry skin can also cause acne? This is because when your skin feels dry, it can prompt the skin to produce more oil. Blue light can also damage your skin’s protective barrier, which may give rise to more acne-causing bacteria penetrating your skin.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when patches of skin become darker compared to your normal skin color. This darkening is caused by excess melanin production and presents itself as small dark patches around your skin. Prolonged exposure to HEV light can be a major cause of excess melanin production.
Fight Digital Dehydration
As they say, modern problems require modern solutions. As digital dehydration increasingly becomes a more common issue that we face with our everyday skincare routine, LANEIGE has developed a new formulation that targets the signs of digital dehydration and restores your skin’s healthy glow.
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