Whether it’s constantly checking emails or mindlessly scrolling through our feeds, we have to admit that our mobile phones are literally an extension of ourselves. However, did you ever stop to think that your mobile usage may have severe consequences on your skin? Read on to find out just how.
 
Acne
 

Acne

Your mobile is one of the biggest breeding grounds for bacteria. It’s exposed to dust and dirt everyday and the minute you put it against your face, the accumulated grime also gets transferred. So, if you’re prone to acne on one side of the face, you know the reason why! We suggest wiping your phone with a wipe at least once a day to prevent this from happening.

Contact dermatitis
Typically, a mobile is made up of metals that also contain harsh chemicals. Prolonged exposure can lead to inflammation and allergies. So, if you’ve experienced irritation on the areas where the phone touches your skin, you may have developed an allergy. If this is the case, consider placing your phone in a plastic case and ensure that you change it on a regular basis.
 

Pigmentation
 

Pigmentation

According to research, prolonged exposure to light from screens can result in spots and pigmentation. Eventually, the radiation will make your skin look damaged and uneven. Our suggestion? Use your earphones instead!

Premature ageing
Is your skin looking dull or starting to sag? Well, your phone could be to blame. Devices that emit radiation can result in damaging collagen causing your skin to lose firmness.
So, a few tips go a long way in minimising this damage. Try keeping your phone away when it’s being charged or when you’re sleeping at night. Wipe your screen regularly and use earphones whenever possible. Trust us, your skin will thank you for it!