We’re all addicted and dependent on technology more than ever. While it may have made our lives easier, this constant contact with our cell phones also has a lot of negative effects. The rays emitted by common, everyday gadgets have a visible effect on our largest organ – the skin.
Did you know the blue lights (HEV) emitting from our gadgets is as damaging as the ultraviolet rays of the sun? Exposing our skin to both these rays causes inflammation under the skin, thereby slowing down the skin’s ability to protect and repair itself.
Here are six ways your phone is ruining your skin:
1.Your phone can hinder your sleep pattern
No matter how sleepy or tired you are, looking at your phone at night will only hinder your sleep. The phone light actually tampers your sleep rhythm, which makes it harder for you to sleep even after you keep your phone down. With less sleep, our skin tends to lose moisture, making the skin dehydrated and even dull over the time.
2.Addiction causes more stress
If you can't live without your phone, you're obviously addicted to your cell phone. The fear of 'no mobile phone' and getting anxious to check notifications is called Nomophobia. Be it your battery draining out or no internet connection, this syndrome only causes stress. All this stress is eventually going to take a toll on your skin and cause skin breakouts. Also, do you know that the heat generated by the phone can cause dark spots and even hyperpigmentation!
3.It also affects your eyes
Have you ever noticed that you squint a little while looking at your phone. The constant squinting causes crow's feet, around your eyes. The fonts on mobile screen are small and that's why the eyes contract the muscles more to focus better. All this leads to premature ageing, which can trigger wrinkles around your eyes.
4.You're always tired
Constantly being on the phone can actually make you tired. Even if you're not doing any sort of physical activity, just being on the phone can make you tired. Be it phone games or viral videos, all this makes your skin look tired and dull with time.
5.Creases on the neck
To check the phone, we constantly look down on the screen. This causes repetitive movement of the neck, which causes creasing, as the skin is delicate and loses its elasticity. To avoid this, you can practice good posture (consciously looking straight) and even moisture the skin to promote cell renewal.
6.The worst: Acne
The mobile phone is like a magnet for bacteria with all the exposure during the day. With every phone call, you just let the germs onto your skin, leading to breakouts and tough acne.
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