WEB DESK: It is bad news for all the selfies addicts out there, as this habit may cause damage to your skin and appearance and worst make you look older.
And how that, one could ask is all thanks to the electromagnetic radiation and light emitted form smartphones, which dermatologists says can damage the skin, promote wrinkles and simply speeds up the ageing process.
According to The Summit Express, the startling revelations were made by dermatologists at the Facial Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition in London. Dr. Simon Zoakei, the Medical Director of the Linia Skin Clinic, said people who take a lot of selfies should worry about the dangers of such activity, because the radiation emitted from electronic devices is of different wavelengths, making one’s regular sunscreens and ordinary creams simply ineffective.
“Even the blue light we get from our screens can damage our skin,” said Dr. Zoakei.
The Elite Daily reported, studies have revealed that the blue light the smartphone screens emit, called High Energy Visible, or HEV light can be as as harmful as UVA and UVB rays.
However, the good news is there’s a way to prevent it i.e. anti-oxidants revealed Dr. Obagi.
“A sunscreen will not protect you. But if you saturate your skin with anti-oxidants it can help prevent DNA damage from electronic devices,” informed Dr. Obagi.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2016