Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the damage that the sun can do to your skin – and the need for broad spectrum sunscreen to protect yourself from its harmful UVA and UVB rays.
But the truth is, harmful rays don’t just come from the sun. They are also emitted from indoor lighting – such as overhead lights, lamps – even computer screens. They all emit potentially harmful, skin-aging blue rays. And Americans spend a whopping 90% of their time indoors (in fact, I bet you’re indoors right now – probably in front of a blue-light-emitting computer).
My point is not to alarm you – it is simply to keep your skin looking it best, its youngest and its healthiest.
So, how are indoor lighting’s blue rays different from the sun’s rays? Blue rays have shown to penetrate the entire depth of the skin, depleting its natural antioxidant system and causing free radical damage like dehydration, dullness and surface wrinkles.
But don’t turn off your computer and all your lights just yet! I researched Lutein — a natural golden-yellow pigment derived from marigold petals. Scientists were buzzing about it, with studies proving that this powerful pigment can filter out blue rays before they damage skin. It’s why I formulated our Lutein Indoor Protective Day Creme with it. NewBeauty just awarded it ‘The Best Innovation’ in its annual Beauty Choice Awards – try it for yourself as your daily moisturizer.
Do you think your skin can benefit from indoor protection? Tell me in the comments!
One of the first-ever licensed estheticians in the U.S., Barbara Salomone is the architect of the modern American facial. Since launching Bioelements Professional Skin Care in 1991, she has trailblazed the industry, incorporating nutritional supplements into topical skin care products, and pioneering the introduction of antioxidants, calcium, probiotics and lutein. Visit Bioelements on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube.