Blue Light Damage and How You Can Protect Your Skin From It

Blue Light Damage and How You Can Protect Your Skin From It
For so many of us, increased screen time from being in quarantine has become either a necessity or a necessary evil - and trust us your skin is feeling the negative effects. Blue Light from our cell phones, computers and TVs could be undoing all the work the skincare products you finally got around to trying are doing to your skin. 
The good news is that blue light doesn’t appear to have the capacity to cause the kind of harm that UV light can. Actually, sometimes, blue light can even be beneficial to your skin--but only in controlled ways. Controlled use of blue light (aka blue light therapy) is actually used by dermatologists to treat a number of skin conditions. However, there are concerns surrounding what everyday exposure from electronic devices is doing to our skin. 
Protecting the skin from damaging lights should always be a top priority. UV rays from the sun being number one. However, the new normal of endless Zoom calls, show meetings and social media browsing now also requires us to take into consideration blue light, also known as High Energy Visible Light (HEV). Unlike UV Light, blue light is not known to cause skin cancer, but it can still be very damaging to your skin and can contribute to skin aging. The antidote is antioxidants, they protect the skin by neutralizing the reactive oxygen species that are generated within the skin by blue light before they can cause any damage. 
Protecting your skin against blue light does not require a big change in your skin care routine. If you are already in the habit of wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from UV light, then you are already on the right track. But, did you know that there are products made to specifically help protect your skin from the damaging effects of blue light? Here at Rude Cosmetics we know the importance of keeping your skin healthy, especially if you spend a lot of your time in front of a screen. Whether it is for work or pleasure, even if you do not see it now in the long run your skin will thank you if you start to protect it now. 
For this reason, Rude Cosmetics created a blue light defense skincare with the mixture of hyaluronic acids (or HAs)  along with beta-carotene in carrot extract to improve the skin elasticity and protect the skin from the damages of blue light. You might be wondering, what are the different HAs found in the blue light collection. Under the list of ingredients you may see one of the following types of HA: Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate. That is all great and all but what are the benefits? Well they all have different roles in keeping your skin healthy. For example, Sodium Hyaluronate is the most common form of HA and can quickly enter the skin cells. Similarly, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer penetrates barriers with ease, but it's more challenging to break down, so skin stays hydrated longer. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid contains smaller molecules that give an immediate plumping effect, and Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate helps restore and renew rough, damaged skin. There are 3 products in this collection; Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Toner, Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Face Cream and Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Eye Cream. All of these products are cruelty free and vegan. 
Use the Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Toner every day or night after washing your face. Dispense a few drops onto the palms of your hands and gently pat your face with the palms of your hands to allow absorption. The benefits of using a Toner after washing the face is it can help close pores and tighten the skin. It can even remove chlorine and minerals present in tap water. The Blue Light Barrier Toner is cruelty free, vegan and has hyaluronic acid which will prevent the toner from drying out your face which can be the case with other brands of toners. For The best results we recommend putting the toner in a spray bottle and spritz all over your face for an even application. 
The Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Face Cream is the perfect addition to your skin care routine. After applying toner, apply appropriate amounts of the face cream while avoiding the eyes and mouth. This cream is perfect to keep you hydrated and protect your skin from the blue light emitted from your cell phone or computer. Like wearing makeup? No Problem! This rich yet lightweight cream is great to wear under your foundation for that added bit of moisture. Our Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Face Cream is cruelty free and vegan. 
The perfect final step to your skincare routine is the Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Eye Cream. Some of the benefits of using an eye cream are preventing the more common signs of aging. It can lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. It minimizes the look of puffiness, reduces the appearance of dark circles and even prepares the under eye for makeup. Your under eyes can be very drying which can cause creasing of your concealer. The Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Eye Cream not only helps prevent damage caused by blue light but it contains hyaluronic acid which can help add moisture to your under eyes. The under eye is one of the most sensitive areas of skin, which means lots of heavy products can actually cause your under eye to sag and even cause more wrinkles. The lightweight formula of our eye cream is designed to help you layer on those products without the worry of causing more damage. Dispense a tiny dot of our eye cream onto your finger and gently pat around your eye, if wearing concealer over the cream, wait 30 seconds before applying concealer over for the best results. Our Blue Light Barrier Hyaluronic Eye Cream is both vegan and cruelty free. 
Although adding one of our products to your skincare routine is enough for the added protection against blue light. Incorporate all three products for the most effective, long lasting results! 
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