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You probably have heard that blue light can harm the eyes. But did you know there is growing concern among experts that blue light might also damage our skin and cause premature aging? 

Studies show that getting exposed to blue light for a long time can cause dry eyes, disrupt sleep, and may increase the risk of macular degeneration. However, experts are also now saying that this visible light may also damage the skin or contribute to premature aging.

Not everything about blue light is bad, though. For one, blue light helps us stay alert, elevate our mood, and keeps our wake and sleep cycle regulated. Blue light is also used to treat skin problems such as acne and psoriasis, What makes it worrisome for experts is the prolonged exposure to blue light, especially at nighttime.

What is blue light, anyway?