Although ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a primary contributor to skin aging as well as the exacerbation of some skin conditions, increasing concerns have recently been placed on the potential skin-related effects of high energy visible (HEV) blue light from personal electronic devices.

A review article in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology suggests that although short-term exposure to low-energy blue light may prevent and treat some skin diseases, longer-term exposure to high-energy blue light can increase DNA damage, cell and tissue death, skin barrier damage, and possibly photoaging.

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