NUcheckt from the phone it does not lead to the aging of the skin check the messages on the reliability. Statement: “The light is on, your phone can be harmful to your skin and to the skin to lead it.”

Verdict: false

In the beginning of september, wrote to Marie Claire, the blue light is on, your phone can be harmful to the skin, and the aging of the skin results. The magazine writes, moreover, that it is the blue light of the phone may be just as harmful as the uv light from the sun. If you are really a parent, this is too long for your phone to look at, and it might be bad for your health?

Where does it come from?

Of international and Dutch press have been warning for a number of years, the danger of smartphones is on the skin. It is part of the Marie-Claire appears to be largely based on the one in June of 2016, and published article in the British newspaper, The Telegraph. In this piece, it tells a dermatologist that you are using your phone to the skin can lead to.

What is the difference between natural light and the light from your smart phone?

Marlies Wakkee, a dermatologist at the Erasmus MC, will explain that, in the light of a laptop, and the phone’s blue light is on, which is a part of the visible spectrum of light.

Sunlight contains a much wider range. Of course, the light is at the first from the ultra-violet light (uv), which has been proven to be harmful to the skin. Uv radiation promotes skin aging and increases, eventually, the risk of developing skin cancer. In addition, there is the daylight of visible light, where the blue light is a part of, and is sensitive to infrared light, which keeps them warm.”

Frank de Gruijl, a research fellow at the department of dermatology at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), points out that the visible light from the sun is many times more intense than the light from your smart phone.

What do we know about the effect of your mobile phone to your skin?

The phone is very weak, it has no significant influence on the aging of the skin, or the chance that your cancer will get, say, both Wakkee, as De Gruijl. Experts say this is the last year at the NRC.

Wakkee tell you that at this moment there is actually no convincing studies that demonstrate that blue light has an effect on the skin. “There are some lab tests done, in which individual cells were irradiated with a blue light. This seems to be in some of the studies to have an effect on the skin. However, this does not mean that blue-light effect on the skin, it also has a protective layer, the stratum corneum. And if there is an effect, it is the question whether, in practice, something very small. The Uv light has a much greater effect on the aging of the skin.”

What is the best way to do anti-aging?

The light from our phones we are and so are not visible to parents. Wakkee, tells you that your skin when exposed to sunlight or more quickly becomes obsolete. “Do you want to treat aging skin to reduce the protect you against daylight, and do not go on the sun bed.”


The skin does not deteriorate due to the light from your phone or on your laptop. Several experts have stated that the light from a phone is much less intense than the daylight. If the blue light has an effect on the aging of the skin, the intensity of the light from a phone is too low to have a significant effect. However, it is shown that in sunlight, the ageing process accelerates, and the risk of skin cancer increases.

We can evaluate the following statement: “the light is on, your phone can be harmful to your skin, and the aging of the skin leading”, as false.

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