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On average, people spend around 12 hours a day in front of a screen. Now we’re no entertainment expert, but we do know a thing or two about the effects that come from that weekend-long Netflix binge. Let us start off by saying we are not here to stop you and your girls-night-in; we are here to encourage you to live your best life (even if that means watching a whole series overnight) while maintaining beautiful, healthy skin.
Taking a few hours out of your day to watch television is a practice many of us are no stranger to and while it can be very therapeutic, it can have some long-term consequences. As you know, UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer, where UVB rays burn the outer layers of your skin. However, there is another part of the electromagnetic spectrum -- blue light -- that can cause damage to our skin over time. Blue light (also known as high energy visible light, or HEV) is a strong light that emits from televisions, cell phones, computer screens, as well as from fluorescent and LED lighting. Studies suggest that HEV reaches down to the dermis, causing skin damage and skin-related illnesses similar to UVA and UVB.
While this can seem intimidating, do not let blue light stop you from grabbing your bowl of popcorn and parking it on the couch. While we have a deep love for getting active in the outdoors, we, too, have an appreciation for those days where all you want to do is click “Play Next Episode.” Say goodbye to guilty and hello to pleasure! To champion this couch adventure, use our Organic SPF 30 Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops designed to protect you from beach to boardroom and everything in between. Our SPF 30 Sun Silk Drops make a great addition to any skincare routine. It utilizes classic chemical actives to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, as well as key ingredients Liposhield, Elix-IR, and Lightwaves Defense Plant Stem Cell Cultures to provide protection from HEV blue light and infrared heat caused by digital overexposure.
Here are our favorite Netflix shows you should definitely check out this fall:
7. Black Mirror This is a series for people who appreciate a show that calls for some deep, critical thinking. In this suspenseful British series, each episode is different, with varying storylines and underlying messages. It’s almost impossible to understand what is going on in the episode until the very end. Then, mind blown.
6. Making a Murderer Get ready to play detective as you dive into Making a Murderer. Exonerated after being in prison for nearly 20 years for a crime he did not commit, Steven Avery filed a lawsuit against his country and somehow managed to find himself behind bars again for the murder of a 25-year-old local photographer. This nonfiction docuseries follows along with the case and gives viewers an inside look at the lawyers, the county, and Steven Avery. Brace yourself because season two releases this month; grab your wine, Organic SPF 30 Sun Silk Drops, and a big bag of popcorn -- it’s going to be good.
5. Stranger Things We’re not sure what kind of sorcery is happening at Netflix Inc., but the Netflix Original team hit it out of the park with this one. This sci-fi series earned the hearts of people all over the world, not to mention a kick-ass cast and constantly intriguing plot and subplots. When a 12-year-old kid goes missing, the town launches an investigation, only to find mysterious supernatural forces are all around them, including a peculiar and unexplainable girl. According to Netflix, season three is due to air in 2019 and needless to say, we are very excited.
4. Queer Eye I’m not crying, you’re crying. Okay, maybe I’m crying. After a decade of being off the air, Queer Eye is back with five new style experts in everything from culture to cuisine, interior to design, and one ultra-fabulous grooming expert. Together, the Fab Five forge relationships with men and women alike who come from different backgrounds and beliefs, ultimately leading to emotional conversations and beautiful conclusions. This is one you won’t want to miss.
3. Friends Six friends living in New York City, figuring out this thing called “life” together. There’s love, there’s laughter and there’s coffee. Unagi.
2. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown A one-of-kind show where the late Anthony Bourdain travels to various cities and countries around the world, indulging delicious cuisine and exploring indigenous culture. Bourdain is authentic and entertaining as he gives us insight into these wonderfully unique places.
The Office Does this need an explanation or are we just cliche? The Office is funny, awkward, romantic, uncomfortable and everything in between. Season 4, Episode 13: The Dinner Party. Nuff’ said.