Cell phones have become such a vital part of everyday life, whether it be texting, talking and even surfing the web. People are glued to their cell phone 24/7, but did you know that constant cell phone use can have negative effects on your skin? Over usage of cell phones can cause breakouts, dark spots and even premature wrinkles!
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, Cosmetic Dermatologist and founder of 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center., provides some tips and tricks to help phone addicts stay connected while looking their best.
The Phone Zone: The area from the temple to the chin, referred to as the “phone zone,” is prone to breakouts. Your phone holds onto germs and these germs can be transferred onto your skin. To reduce breakouts, it is important to exfoliate the skin and balance oily skin, which can worsen the condition. Make sure to clean your phone often to rid it of germs and keep your face fresh.
Text Neck: Holding your phone low and constantly looking down can cause the collagen in your neck to break down and create an undesirable turkey looking neck called “text neck”. To reduce text neck, try to hold your phone at eye level or try using different collagen building products for day and night.
Early Wrinkles: Phones usually feature small fonts that make it difficult to read. Squinting to read texts and emails can cause crows feet and wrinkles to form around your eyes. To prevent these troublesome lines increase the font size and brightness on your phone. Also make sure to use eye cream daily.
Dark Spots: The surface of your phone gets hot after a long phone call. This heat radiated while on the phone can have similar affects to the sun, causing development of dark spots on your face along the phone zone. Help to erase or stop these spots by using a hands free device and applying a product such as Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum twice a day.
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, Cosmetic Dermatologist, is world renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. An authority on age prevention vs. anti-aging procedures, he uses the latest and greatest techniques in laser resurfacing, fat reduction, hair removal and more.
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