Three Things to Keep You from Damaging Your Skin While Using the Computer

According to a recent survey conducted by dermatologists during the yearly event for the Facial Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition, the HEV or High Energy Visible light produced from our Smartphones, computer screens, smart devices, and tablets can cause damage to our skin and lead our skin to age quicker.  These news are terrible for someone like me!   Not only do I work in front of the computer, I also spend a lot of my time on my phone.  So, I have been looking for ways to reduce these side effects of modern life.  Here are the few adjustments I began to incorporate into my daily routine to limit the effect of technology in my life:

Applying an all-inclusive antioxidant

The HEV light that is emitted from the phone or computer glare has a negative effect on the skin cells’ DNA.  As a result it accelerates skin aging. However, the broad-spectrum antioxidant can block the high energy visible light from penetrating our skin.   In addition to protecting your skin from the ill effects of technology, topical antioxidants also prevent damages from free radicals.  There are many antioxidant-rich skincare products on the market to help to protect us from skin damage.  I use Phloretin CF from SkinCeuticals during the day, and Antioxidant Face Cream from The Organic Pharmacy at night.

Regenerating damaged skin with the help of copper peptides and antioxidant supplements

Copper peptides are very useful in healing damaged skin.  These peptides can be incorporated into your skin care routine to increase collagen production and reverse computer exposure side effects. Read more here . Whenever I spend too much time in front of my computer, I use VivierSkin C E Peptides, an antioxidant-rich rejuvenating treatment that repairs and prevents the visible signs of premature aging.  In addition, you can take nutritional antioxidant supplements on a regular basis to give you even more protection. There are specific products that support skin, fight free radicals in the body and may even reduce damage to nerves, muscle, and tissue.  I take Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, and Selenium daily.  I also try to incorporate green tea and dark chocolate into my diet.

Limiting your usage on your phone and computer

The electromagnetic radiation produced from out smartphones, tablets, and computer screens can splinter a single or a couple of strands of DNA that can cause the skin to damage. The recurring exposure to these high energy waves will make the skin damage worse.  Although we can reduce these negative impacts on our health with above measures, the best way is to limit how much screen time you have each day. Setting screen time limits, creating a screen free bedroom and not eating in front of the screen have been helpful adjustments in my life.  And  how do you reduce your smartphone use?  Please share!