The ultraviolet sun ray UVA1 causes skin damage and is responsible for kickstarting the photoaging, or premature aging, process. The University of Michigan Department in Dermatology conducted a study and found that even in low levels, UVA1 ultimately leads to saggy and wrinkled skin. It is yet undetermined whether or not UVA1 exposure is linked to skin cancer. Finally, most sunscreens sold on the market do not protect against UVA1.
Aside from the well-known broad spectrum sunscreen, antioxidants represent a different path to boost our skin’s defense against UV rays. What are their role? How can we supply our body with antioxidants in order to prevent premature aging?
We know that the blue light from our phones and tablets can disrupt our sleep. And now studies show it also penetrates deep into our skin and speeds up the skin-aging process. Blue light and skin damage is a serious matter, and we should take the necessary precautions and think of alternatives to night-time screen exposure.