Cell phones are essentially life these days. No matter where you go, someone is talking, texting, surfing, or shopping. Yes, these handy devices do more than let you chat with someone. They are life for a lot of people. Have you ever stopped to think about how many times a day you pull out your cell phone to swipe the screen to reach out? How frequently do you unlock your phone to make a quick call or do a quick search? Collectively, those living in the United States check their phones 8 billion times a day, according to an article in Time Magazine. That number is astounding. All that browsing does more than mess with your mental state, however. Each and every time you touch your screen you are transmitting all the germs held on your fingertips directly to your phone, and that can wreak havoc on your skin. Fountain of You is not asking you to give up your smart phone, don’t worry. We do, however, want you to protect your skin from all those toxins and show you how to alleviate common problems like neck wrinkles that come from staring down at your screen all day.
According to Allure magazine, your phone can do a number on your skin. Not only are you transmitting germs – more germs than a toilet seat – but you can you are also risking the chance of developing something called “tech neck.” Acne, rashes, wrinkles, and dark spots have all been attributed to cell phone usage. Don’t fear, there are things you can do to protect yourself.
On the germ front, you can clean your cell phone with a water and alcohol solution to get rid of all the bacteria that comes from your fingertips. This should help in preventing acne on your face that results from all the grime off of your phone. Think of all the door handles, grocery carts, food, kid messes, and general gunk you pick up on a daily basis. It pays to take a few moments and clean off your smart phone for the sake of your skin.
Tech Neck is an actual thing that happens from staring down at screens all day long. Not only does it compromise your spine, but it can create wrinkles on your neck area. Your neck is one place on your body that shows aging quickly so be sure that you are taking special care of the skin that resides there. Moisturize your neck just as you would your face and remember your posture while looking at your phone.
Some people are actually allergic to some of the chemicals that are in their phones. If you are one of these folks, consider purchasing a protective case for your smart phone. This will protect your skin from contact dermatitis and keep your phone safe too.
Cell phones are a necessity in our culture but this does not mean that you have to live with the skin conditions that can arise from dirty screens and overuse. Be sure to protect yourself by using common sense. If you are noticing that your skin has lost its luster due to cell phones or life in general, please contact Fountain of You today. Our skin experts can have you feeling rejuvenated and confident in your skin quicker than it takes you to answer that text from your mother-in-law. We offer the latest in skin care and laser hair removal services in Melbourne, FL and look forward to serving you.