Want to stay looking young and fresh-faced for as long as possible? Then step away from your mobile phone, girlfriend!
Yep, that’s right. Apparently, our devices could be contributing towards ageing our skin.
How your phone could be ageing your skin!
We’ve all heard the scaremongering about how mobile phones and tablets may be bad for our health, but they may also be doing harm to our looks – and that isn’t good news for our selfies!
According to skin experts and dermatologists, the high-energy visible light (HEV) our devices emit, also known as blue light, may potentially be penetrating our skin more deeply than UV rays causing damage to our elastin and collagen.
In fact, studies show that HEV decreases the number of carotenoids found in the skin which can lead to discolouration and age spots.
“I don’t think we’ve reached the point where HEV light is an emergency yet,” Elizabeth Tanzi, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at George Washington University Medical Center. Derms tells Shape.