So, you probably already know that staying under the sun for too long is harmful to your skin. But did you know that staying indoors with your laptop might just be as bad? New studies show that your gadgets—yup, the one you’re probably reading this article on, merely a few inches away from your face—can reflect the harmful UV rays of the sun. Here are a few more facts you’d probably be surprised to know.
Fact: Your gadgets are making your skin darker
A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examined the effects of prolonged exposure to mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and e-book readers from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The findings showed that the amount of UV ray exposure while using these gadgets increased to almost 85 percent, because they beam back harmful radiation from the sun (that can penetrate tinted windows, glass, and even water!) It’s like holding up a mirror to your face, under the sun. Yikes! These UV rays activate our skin’s melanin production, resulting in darker skin.
Fact: Morenas DO have to worry about skin damage
If you think you’re safe because of your Pinay skin tone, think again. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Noemi Ramos says, “People who tan easily, or have brown skin, are more prone to developing discolorations with sun exposure.” Since Pinays with that naturally sun-kissed complexion have more melanin in their skin, they’re more susceptible to UV ray damage.
Fact: Skin damage can go well past your bedtime.
While you’re in the office baking under extended UV ray exposure—thanks to your giant computer screen—your skin is also storing up harmful radiation that will accompany you to bed. According to a 2015 study by Douglas E. Brash, Yale University’s clinical professor of therapeutic radiology and dermatology, the UV energy absorbed by your skin’s melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin) can damage your skin further for as long as four hours after your exposure to UV rays. This makes your skin even more prone to darkening and aging, which is why it’s very important that you establish a foolproof, and future-proof, day and night beauty routine.
Choose products that deliver lightening and brightening effects on the cellular level. Infused with pro-vitamin B3, the Pond’s White Beauty line works on preventing melanocytes from delivering pigments to the skin cells while lightening millions of dark skin cells. The line’s day cream also features an advanced SPF 15 PA++ formula that gives the recommended sun protection you need throughout your workday. It’s non-oily and applies smooth—the perfect day cream for a matte complexion, or for wearing under your regular makeup. Used with the Pond’s White Beauty facial foam, gel, or scrub, and the Pond’s White Beauty toner, you’re sure to keep your fair skin protected, while preventing spots and further skin discoloration from happening.
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