Blue light is a high-energy, short-wavelength light. The main source of blue-light we’re exposed to actually comes from the sun but now, more than ever, we also get a significant dose from our devices. Laptops, mobiles, TVs and even indoor lighting all emit this same blue light.

While we need blue light to regulate our body’s circadian rhythm (our natural sleep-wake cycle), there is mounting evidence that too much blue light can contribute to photo-aging, including wrinkles, weakened skin elasticity and even hyperpigmentation due to an increased production of melanocytes. With our screen-time at an all-time high right now, here are three simple steps you can take to reduce the side effects.


The first, and most simple, change you can do is switch your devices to night shift mode. This automatically changes your screen to the warmer end of the color spectrum. Ensuring your devices automatically switch to night shift mode during hours of darkness will maintain your body’s usual circadian rhythm and lead to a better night’s sleep.


In the context of skin, blue light is another free radical that permanently damages cell DNA. The best way to counteract this is by incorporating antioxidants into your skincare regimen. For this purpose, they will be much more effective when used as part of your AM regimen so that the antioxidants can get to work throughout the day. Orveda’s antioxidant marine enzyme is very powerful against light and is found in all Orveda products.


With blue light contributing to an increased production of melanocytes, any existing hyperpigmentation can become more visible. While vitamin C is a usual go-to, Orveda’s Visibly Brightening & Skin Perfecting Masque is clinically-proven to be 6x more effective when it comes to skin brightening. Our masque is a leave-on formula and as it is very potent, we recommend applying over moisturiser (particularly on your first application). Use as a spot treatment on affected areas or all over for a uniform + even-toned result.

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