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Stress, Blue Light, and Pollution: How Can You Protect Your Skin?

Stress, Blue Light, and Pollution: How Can You Protect Your Skin?

Our skin has to face numerous aggressions on a daily basis. They are insidious and weaken the skin whilst accelerating premature aging. The result: the skin appears duller, less plump, the complexion is less even, and signs of aging are intensified. But, the good news is that it is possible to prevent this harm from happening. Here's how.

Free radicals, oxidative stress, and premature aging are all bad words when it comes to the skin, but they can be counteracted, or even anticipated. Because, for skin that radiates health, prevention is the key. This includes a healthy diet and balanced lifestyle, but also skincare adapted to our environment and our everyday life. The skin is the largest organ of the body and also one of the most complex. It interacts as much with the inner world as it does with the outer world; a double dose of work that can be increased by unpleasant factors. In fact, stress, pollution, tiredness, or even the blue light from our screens are a part of our daily environment. Day after day, they damage the epidermis, oxidizing the cells which then are no longer able to defend themselves, nor regenerate correctly. The complexion then ends up becoming blurred, pigmentation spots appear, and the facial features are drawn.

Blue Light; A New Menace

We have known for a long time that free radicals are amplified by our hectic lifestyles, and that excess free radicals create oxidative stress.

And so blue light from our screens is just another one of the many environmental aggressions that are responsible for this stress. On average, we spend 6 or more hours a day on our screens, and recent studies have highlighted the aggressiveness of blue light and its injurious effects on the skin.

With a wavelength between 380 and 475 nanometers, blue light is certainly less energetic than UV light, but it penetrates more deeply and damages the skin’s youthfulness.

This leads to the appearance of pigmentation spots and the decrease in the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that are essential for maintaining the skin’s firmness and tone. Blue light waves do not physically hurt the skin, unlike the burns caused by UVB, but they act insidiously, weakening the skin on a daily basis. The solution? Opt for appropriate skincare products rich in antioxidants, such as those in the new Laboratoires de Biarritz range.

soin protecteur contre la lumiere bleue
Crédit photo Mathieu Hemon
gamme hydratante bio contre les agressions du quotidien : stress, pollution, lumière bleue, tabac...
Crédit photo Mathieu Hemon

Moisturizing and Protective Skincare

Whether your skin is dry, normal, or oily, it is increasingly attacked and weakened.

And whatever our age, these changes to our lives and habits alter our skin: it becomes more reactive, more dehydrated, and more scarred.

To counteract these effects, Laboratoires de Biarritz is unveiling the HYDRA-PROTECT+ range. Inspired by the marine environment, it deeply moisturizes the skin for 24 hours, all whilst creating a shield capable of resisting the free radicals generated by blue light, pollution, stress, tiredness, etc.

There are seven skincare products for eyes, face, and body, with varied, yet sensorial textures. They offer people of all ages and all skin types an answer to this new cosmetic problem.

The patented Alga-Gorria® extract and an “extremolite” have been combined with several powerful, moisturizing active ingredients, including hyaluronic acid. Alga-Gorria® is derived from a red algae and is a powerful antioxidant, while the ‘extremolite”, an amino acid from an extremophilic marine microorganism (capable of surviving in extreme conditions), actively protects cells against oxidative stress. An unmissable range for day-to-day use!