Is technology ruining your face? HEV damage and what to do about it

HEV damage - Does your skin have HEV damage?

Is your PC and smart phone making your face sag?

Who would have thought that your PC, iPad or smart phone could make your face sag? Well, apparently it’s true, because HEV damage is a very real threat to our complexions.

HEV refers to High Energy Visible light in the violet and blue band of the spectrum and is emitted by your PC and mobile devices. Research has shown that this type of light can seriously age your skin by causing free radical damage. 

As we all know, free radical damage is usually caused by too much exposure to UV light (the sun), so we wear sunscreens during the day and include a good vitamin C serum in our beauty routine that contains lots of antioxidants to combat this damage.

This type of free radical damage can weaken the elastin in the cells of our skin, break down the collagen, and increase the pigmentation as well. All of this damage results in a loss of collagen , age spots, sun spots, wrinkles and sagging skin.  

PCs and smartphones can age your skin quickly

How can you lower your risk of HEV damage?

women using phone - protect your skin against HEV damageResearch has found that Americans spend more than 10 hours every day staring at their screens, including tablets, smart phones, PCs, multimedia devices, DVDs and TVs. With the number of devices increasing, we can only imagine that this time will continue to increase.

HEV damage is a big problem to anyone who uses a PC all day at work, along with a smart phone and iPad, and then watches TV at night. Lowering your risk of HEV damage is essential if you want to protect your skin from excessive free radical damage that ages your skin.

One possible solution is to minimize the amount of time you spend using all of these devices, but if you need your computer for work that can be close to impossible. Another option is to sit further away from your screens, if that is practical, and to never use your phone standing in the sunlight, because the screen reflects the sunlight and causes even more damage to your skin.

You can also purchase a Blue Light Screen Protector for your PC monitor screen that completely blocks 100% of the harmful HEV light, as well as an iPhone Blue Light Blocking Screen and a screen protector for an iPad. All of these will seriously help to cut down on the damaging effects of blue light on your skin.

Serums high in antioxidants help protect your skin from HEV damage

Combat HEV damage with these essential skin care products

When you need to protect your skin from HEV damage, you need to use skin care products that are high in antioxidants and in hyaluronic acid to stimulate the production of collagen. A Vitamin C Serum and a Hyaluronic Acid Serum are both good options, but you need to make sure they are high in antioxidants.

InstaNatural Vitamin C Skin Clearing SerumThe Vitamin C Serum that I recommend is the Skin Clearing Serum by InstaNatural, because it contains retinol and niacinamide, which are both great ingredients to reduce pigmentation problems.

Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that will aid in combating free radical damage caused by HEV light, as well as promoting cellular repair and stimulating the production of collagen.

Foxbrim hyaluronic acid serumThe Hyaluronic Acid Serum I recommend is by Foxbrim, because it contains 5% hyaluronic acid that boosts hydration, collagen, elasticity and suppleness in your skin.

As well as vitamins C and E, which are powerful antioxidants that protect your skin from free radical damage and promote cellular repair. Not forgetting MSM that reduces hyper-pigmentation and evens out your skin tone.

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