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These beauty products protect your skin from the harsh effects of screens

Many of us have been spending the majority of our time behind screens, even prior to this panndemic. Having our skin exposed to hours of blue light can not only cause dry eyes but also ageing skin. Thankfully, there are a handful of incredible products created specifically to minimze the harmful effects of bluelight while also protecting the skin and eyes. Beauty expert Chantel Guertin walked us through seven screen-saving beauty solutions that you should get your hands on!

SPF PROTECTION DURING THE DAY

Aside from using the dark mode setting on your devices to cut down on blue light, another simple way to prevent skin damage from blue light is to wear SPF during the day. When it comes to SPF, there are countless options available. The Sunthera3 Mineral Sun Protection Lotion is an affordable mineral sunscreen option that’s fragrance-free and contains SPF 30. In terms of primers, the Avon Magix Prime Face Perfector mattifies your skin for up to 7 hours, which is a great way to keep you shine-free on video calls. It also makes your pores look smaller and gives you an overall smooth canvas for any makeup application. A powder SPF, such as the Physician’s Formula Loose Powder SPF, is another fantastic option, especially for those that wear daily makeup. The powder can be reapplied throughout the day to remove shine and give your skin added protection.

Sunthera3 Mineral Sun Protection Lotion, $12.99 | Avon Magix Prime Face Perfector$20 | Physician’s Formula Loose Powder SPF, $15.99

ALTERNATIVES FOR LATE-NIGHT 

Another major effect of blue light is that it signals your body to wake up and suppresses the production of melatonin while also preventing your skin cells from repairing as normal. If you need to do social or work-related video calls at night, avoid wearing your daytime sunscreen. Instead, there are two products that can make a world of a difference. Uriage is an amazing dermatologist-recommended brand that created an Age Protect Cream which contains a “blue-light blocker.” It’s proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and even improve skin firmness.

The second product, the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery, helps protect your eye area when you’re starring at a screen for extended periods of time. It also helps brighten the eye area and improve the look of ageing – from fine links to wrinkles and puffiness.

Uriage Age Protect Cream, $47 | Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery, $82

SOLUTION FOR DRY EYES

Dry eyes are one of the most common effects of blue light - also known as digital eyestrain. If you’ve noticed that your eyes become dry after being on your devices, the Systane Eye Drops are the perfect solution. Whether you wear contacts or not, you can still use the drops for dry eye relief as well as protection.

Systane Eye Drops, $12

COMBAT DAMAGE

Don’t freak out if you’ve already noticed the damage that blue light has caused to your skin as there are ways to combat it. For starters, good antioxidants to look for are resveratrol, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and retinol. The Vivier CE Peptides, which can be used at night or day, is an amazing serum that packs a good amount of antioxidants into your skin. The Olay Retinol24 Trio is another notable option that includes a serum, night cream and eye cream. The effective combo will give your skin the retinol it needs for repair while you sleep.

Vivier C E Peptides, $180 | Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream, $43.99 | Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Facial Moisturizer, $43.99 | Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Facial Serum, $43.99