Did you know talking or texting on your phone, puts your skin at risk? In a culture where selfies have become a daily occurrence, making use of your cell phone is inevitable. These are a few (emphasis on the word few), negative side effects caused by constant interaction via mobile phones.
Of course, giving up your cell phones is out of the question. So here are some of these skin reactions and their simple solutions.
Causes: Keeping your gaze downward for long periods of time can cause something called "techneck" — wrinkles underneath the chin and around the neck. Squinting at small text can also cause crow's-feet around your eyes.
Solution: The neck and chest regions are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Make sure that your anti-aging skin care products reach these areas.
Causes: Sudden break out of rashes could be caused by your phone usage. Recent studies have proven that the nickel and chromium in cell phone casings can cause a reaction on skin called allergic contact dermatitis.
Solution: Not all cell phone brands contain the rash-inducing nickel, and not everyone is sensitive to the mineral. If you do have sensitive skin, you could enclose your phone in a plastic case and then cover your screen with a clear protector to prevent irritation.
Cause: Do you know that your mobile phone carries more bacteria than the toilet seat handle? Shocking right? Remember all that makeup and sweat that ends up on your screen after a very lengthy conversation? Those accumulate and could cause breakouts on your skin.
Solution: You can use a water-based solution with 40 percent alcohol or use any monitor wipe. You could also invest in an eyepiece and save yourself the stress.
Causes: LED light from your mobile phone can affect your sleeping routine. The blue glow emanating from your computer, cell, and tablet screens can throw off your internal sleep rhythm, which makes it harder to fall asleep.
Solution: Less sleep means under-eye bags. Prevent puffy, dark circles by investing in eye creams that can keep the bags at bay. Better still, set your phone in another room after dinner and get an alarm clock.
Cause: Remember midnight calls? That burn you get after talking on the phone for hours? Well, that’s overheating and it can cause major skin issues. The heat can mess with your melanin production, causing dark spots and discoloration.
Solution: Don't let your phone rub against your face for too long. When in a private area, put your phone on speakerphone mode or switch to Bluetooth for lengthier conversations.