Taking selfies can SPEED UP the ageing process because of the blue light, skincare expert claims

Taking selfies can SPEED UP the ageing process because of the blue light, skincare expert claims

CONFESSION time: when it comes to getting that picture perfect selfie, we roughly take about 100 shots before selecting the best one.

But while we’ve been busying working our best angles, it now appears that our mammoth selfie sessions have been wreaking havoc on our skin – and they could even be speeding up the ageing process too. *Gulp*

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New research has found that the blue light from our phones makes skin age faster than ever before… and it’s bad news for selfie fans[/caption]

New research conducted by Avon has found that the blue light from our smartphones – otherwise known as high energy visible light (HEV) – causes our skin to deteriorate faster than ever before.

Which, let’s be honest, is pretty terrifying considering how long we spend glued to our devices everyday.

According to the beauty brand’s survey, 25 per cent of 18-34 year olds spent seven hours a day or more on their phones.

But despite this startling statistic, only 10 per cent of UK adults are aware that the blue light from your mobile can be having a detrimental effect on your complexion.

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Blue light from our phones can penetrate the skin and make it ‘thinner and more fragile’, a skincare expert has claimed[/caption]

Explaining the damaging effect phones can have on the skin, Dr Susan Mayou said: “Blue light can penetrate down to the dermis, the deeper layer of skin where collagen and elastin are produced, making skin thinner and more fragile.

Increased exposure to this type of light can cause considerable oxidative damage to the skin.”

However, it’s not all doom and gloom as it turns out injecting a bit of Vitamin C into your daily routine (other than just drinking orange juice) could rejuvenate your complexion.

Avon’s Global Director of Skincare and Trend Innovation Anthony Gonzalez said: “When applied to your skin, Vitamin C provides antioxidant properties, which neutralise the type of skin damaging free radicals that we’re increasingly being exposed to due to the nature of our modern lifestyles.”


Avons Vitamin C serum counteracts the damaging effect blue light has on the complexion[/caption]

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With this in mind, Avon has developed a Vitamic C Radiance Maximising Serum which promises to improve skin tone and counteract the damaging effect blue light has on the complexion.

The lightweight serum packs a powerful antioxidant punch and can be used both morning and evenings before you apply moisturiser.

And since it launched last month, the serum has already won a whole legion of fans – with one bottle selling ever 60 seconds. That’s it, we’re stocking up.

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