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Your phone could be the culprit behind your dull skin! What you need to know

Smartphones have become our latest obsession. We all do realise its ill effects but they have invaded our lives in such a manner that it is difficult to part ways. Apart from bad mental health, the little screen is also causing grave damage to your skin.

How your smartphone is affecting your skin?

The infamous crow feet – those tiny crinkles around your eyes that creep up in you mid 30s – make themselves home when you constantly squint your eyes to read on your phone and contract your muscles to focus better.

When you stick to your phone all the damn time, these crinkles do not wait for your 30s to make an appearance. They start happening right from your 20s.

What you can do about it?

Apart from reducing your screen time, take frequent breaks and use some aloe vera gel under your eyes. You can apply a thick layer of aloe vera, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.

Acne

The bacteria around you loves your phone’s screen and acts as a magnet for the bacteria. So, the moment you pick up your phone and place it against your skin, the bacteria gets transferred to your screen.

What you can do?

Try using a headphone to pick up phone calls. Clean your phone often with a microfiber cloth – you can do this once every day. Cleanse your face with anti-acne products like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.

Pale sallow skin

Sallow skin means the skin that has lost its natural complexion. This may make your skin to appear yellow or brown. Remember, sallow skin is not a sign of ageing.

Too much time with your phone can make you dull and give you sallow skin.

What you can do?

Do not use screen two hours before your bedtime and hydrate yourself well throughout the day.

Other problems of overusing smartphones

Text neck

Constantly looking down to check your phone can cause text neck. The involuntary repeat movement causes creasing and leads the delicate skin to lose its elasticity. Text can lead to constant pain in the neck.

What you can do?

Do not bend your neck to look at your phone, rather hold your phone at the eye level. Practice exercises to strengthen your neck.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Please consult your treating physician for more details.

TNN/timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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