How Your Skin Is Being Damaged From Your Phone

Nevermind about that radiation stuff, the actual LIGHT that our phones emit has the same sort of effect on our skin as sunlight.

By nowproducerdave on February 8, 2018
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In the same way sunlight can be damaging your skin, your phone is having the same effect. The light that phones emit, specifically the more blue light, is known to speed up aging, and can even cause wrinkles.

The blueish light is called HEV light, which means “high energy visible” light. It has similar aging effects to actual sunlight, and dermatologist Howard Murad says that “excessive blue light accelerates the oxidation process, which elicits inflammation and damages the skin barrier, making it more prone to signs of aging, increased uneven skin tone, dullness, pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.”

So it’s not the radiation this time, it’s the actual light. Most of our phone screens turn off when we’re using them to make calls, but to be completely honest, who ACTUALLY uses their phone as a phone any more? More often we’ve got it up to our face, being washed in that damaging blue light. Cosmetic companies are aware of this though, and are actually developing products to help combat the effects of blue light. Let that sink in. We’re actually making products to protect our skin from the potential harm of phones (and other devices with screens).

Check out more info on the phenomenon here.

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