Preview: Digital Disorders

09 : 05 : 2016 HEV Rays : Skincare : Tech Neck

Global – Brands are creating skincare products and services that combat the negative effects of our digital habits.

  • Dermatologists are recognising a connection between our digital habits and overall skin health
  • Blue light emitted by screens is potentially more damaging to skin than UV rays
Moonlight Primer by Make
Into The Gloss
Dr Sebagh Supreme Day Cream

Our digital habits are wreaking havoc on our skin, according to leading dermatologists. High-energy Visible (HEV) light emitted by electronic devices such as smartphones and computers is potentially more damaging to skin than UVA and UVB rays, and our tendency to look down at our phone is causing the skin around our neck to age faster, a condition dermatologists have termed tech neck.

‘The problem of wrinkles and sagging jowls and neck used to begin in late middle age,’ says Dr Christopher Rowland Payne, consultant dermatologist at The London Clinic. ‘But in the past 10 years, because of tech neck, it has become a problem for a generation of younger women.’

The Big Picture

For more on how technology is affecting our skin and the brands that are responding with new formulations, read our Digital Disorders microtrend.

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