Infinity Med Spa knows everyone wants to protect their skin – sun damage, aging, toxins… you know the deal. And when it comes to sunscreen and antioxidants, well, you need both every single day
We all know that the sun is not good for our skin, but we’re safe indoors, right? Not quite.
Computer screens. Cell phones. Televisions. Fluorescent lights. Chances are, you’re exposed to one or more of these for several hours daily. New studies show that HEV light, the visible violet/blue light put out by the aforementioned devices, can be just as devastating to the skin as UV damage caused by sun exposure.
Clearly, it does not generate the immediate redness or inflammation caused by UV radiation, but just like UVA rays (which equally penetrate the atmosphere all year, in rain, snow, or bright sun) HEV light is another deep penetrating aging wavelength. There are many harmful effects of HEV light, including increased skin dryness and reactivity, inflammation and redness, wrinkles, skin sagging, and uneven pigmentation.
So, how can you protect your skin?
Your first line of defense should be a topical antioxidant, like SkinBetter’s Alto Defense Serum, something Infinity relies on often. Alto contains 19 different antioxidant compounds, including an ingredient called Buddleja officinalis, which is a potent free radical scavenger that gives broad spectrum light defense for your skin on a cellular level.
You also want a daily broad spectrum sunscreen with micronized mineral ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Both are capable of reflecting HEV light near the top part of the UVA spectrum, thereby decreasing its harmful effects. Elta MD UV Elements SPF 44 and Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41 both contain micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, and are made for all skin types.
These two together make for a powerful defense against the kinds of everyday aging effects that we all encounter. Want to find our more about protecting your skin and general health and beauty? Stay tuned for more from the Infinity team of experts, or go pay them a visit: infinitymedspaandwellness.com