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The Scary Thing You Need To Know About The Blue Light In Your iPhone

June 22, 2017 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

We know, we know, we spend too much time on our electronic devices. Between our laptops, iPhones, tablets, and watches, it seems like our eyes are always glued to some sort of screen.

 

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iphone blue light dangers

But as it turns out, the time we’re spending looking at our iPhones is actually taking a major toll on our skin.

iphone blue light dangers

So, what’s causing these skincare problems? It’s time to get familiar with high-energy visible (HEV), or as most people call it, blue light. Studies show that blue light penetrates the skin more deeply than UV rays, according to Byrdie. Yes, your iPhone screen is potentially more dangerous than the sun’s rays.

iphone blue light dangers

Scientists also believe that blue light impacts DNA and could possibly be linked to accelerating photoaging, which is almost equivalent to the same effects of sun damage.

iphone blue light dangers

Now that you know the damaging effects of blue light, it’s best to limit your screen time to protect your skin. I know this is going to be hard, but it will definitely be worth it. Plus, scientists and skincare companies are already developing products to protect us from HEV light, so you won’t have to go without your iPhone for long!

 

Author:

Associate Editor

Emily Belfiore is a former associate editor of SheFinds. She wrote beauty, weight loss, wellness and celebrity stories for the site. She is a pop culture enthusiast.

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