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The Blue Light From Your Phone and Computer Screens is Aging Your Skin

The Blue Light From Your Phone and Computer Screens is Aging Your Skin

The Blue Light From Your Phone and Computer Screens is Aging Your Skin



Working from home and working in an office couldn’t look more different in 2021.

You may associate the WFH setup with a lot of screen time, sitting in one place for long periods, and resisting distractions like household chores, pets, kids, etc. Across the board, the magic of the indoors illustrates working from home, and that may look like skipping the SPF, skincare routine, and other necessary steps to prepare for morning productivity. Yet, just like the harmful UV rays that can damage your skin while outside, the blue light from your computer screens is also doing invisible harm to your skin.

Let’s Talk About Screen Time

Everyone knows the danger of UV rays and sun damage when it comes to skincare. When UV (UltraViolet) radiation emitted from the sun comes into contact with our skin for prolonged periods, we can develop redness, sun spots, sunburns and even cancerous cells that increase our risk for skin cancer and melanoma.

Over 100,000 men will be diagnosed with skin cancer every year, leading to over 7,000 deaths. It’s vital to protect your skin from harmful UV rays when you’re out in the sun. But there’s a new danger to be wary of when it comes to harmful light, especially as average screen time use rises.

Blue light, otherwise known as high energy visible light, or HEV for short, is emitted from all types of screens from phones to desktop LED displays. The truth is that HEV can be just as damaging to our skin cells as UV light. 

Studies have suggested that people with all skin types and colors are highly susceptible to HEV light from phones and computers. As we spend more time online, awareness around blue light should be at the forefront of our skincare in order to prevent skin damage and premature aging. 

Use SPF Indoors & Outdoors

You may have crossed off sunscreen as an essential purchase for yourself, or limited your use of it to the summertime if you work from home. But SPF should be used indoors and outdoors, year round and all day. 

So what kind of sunscreen should you be looking for? 

Well, we created our own SPF because we weren’t satisfied with the options out there. Many of the major brands who make popular spray sunscreen products use harmful chemicals in their formulas. OR, they leave an ugly white cast on your face, which is the exact opposite of how you want to look at the club day party. 

We bridged the gap between everyday and high performance, and between moisture and protection, and made the Disco Mineral Sun Block with SPF 30. It’s formulated with all natural ingredients and Zinc Oxide to ensure that future you stays looking youthful and protected against UV rays and harmful blue light.

We even added our favorite ingredients, like tripeptides, wakame extract, and niacinamide so it acts like a moisturizer too. 

SPF is needed both indoors and outdoors, so you can ensure that you’re protecting your skin from UV rays outside, and blue light from your screens inside. The magic behind the Mineral Sun Block is that it simply feels like your everyday moisturizer, and the powerful SPF is just an added bonus. We recommend applying twice daily for maximum protection.

Fight the Blue Light

Want to ensure you’re extra protected? Pair you Mineral Sun Block with a pair of blue light specs. That way, you know that your phone and computer screens won’t take more from you than just your precious time.

Be a homie and let your gamer or avid phone user friend know about this knowledge bomb. The truth hurts, but a sunburn and long term skin damage is going to hurt more. Here at Disco, we got your back.


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