According to a recent study, if you want your skin to age more slowly and develop fewer wrinkles, put down your phone.
Blue light from screens on smartphones, computers, and other gadgets “may have harmful consequences on a wide range of cells in our body, from skin and fat cells to sensory neurons,” according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging. Scientist Jadwiga Giebultowicz works at Oregon State University.
“Our data suggests that avoiding excessive blue light exposure may be a good anti-aging treatment,” Giebultowicz concluded.
Sunlight’s ultraviolet, or UV, rays are bad for your skin’s appearance and health. Doctors are still researching the harm done by the gadgets’ screens, which the majority of people are exposed to all day long. These items give off blue light.
“Aging can occur in a variety of ways, but it begins at the cellular level when cells stop repairing themselves and producing new, healthy cells. According to The New York Post, defective cells are more likely to self-destruct, which has an impact on the entire body in addition to how they appear. It explains why older people recover less quickly from injuries and their bones and organs begin to degenerate.
The study, according to Giebultowicz, demonstrates that specific bodily constituents known as metabolites serve as critical gauges of a cell’s functionality. These metabolites are produced by the body as it turns food and liquids into energy, a process known as metabolism. According to research, exposure to blue light can change these chemicals.
More specifically, according to the newspaper, scientists discovered that when exposed to strong blue light, glutamate levels in fruit flies declined while succinate, or succinic acid, increased.
Researchers claim that because the insects and people both use similar signalling pathways, they “create an acceptable analogy for people.”
The flies were exposed with more blue light than is normally available to humans. Giebultowicz said that additional research on human cells is necessary.