Can my Phone Cause Skin Damage?

Can my Phone Cause Skin Damage?

Did you know that your phone emits High-Energy Visible (HEV) light? This "blue light" can penetrate the skin and contribute to premature aging and hyperpigmentation.

In addition to screen breaks, shield your skin from blue light with daily use of mineral sunscreen. See below for some acne-safe options.

Moreover, dirty screens can harbor bacteria that worsen acne and other skin conditions. Regularly clean your devices to keep your skin clear and healthy.

Lastly, stress from constant connectivity can increase cortisol levels, leading to inflammation, breakouts, and delayed healing.

“Both the content on your phone and the act of checking it frequently can trigger a stress response, which releases cortisol into the body,” says Dennis Buttimer, M. Ed, CEAP, RYT, CHC

Remember, a few simple habits like using sun protectant and practicing digital detox can go a long way in protecting your skin.