And while we can’t avoid technology, we can certainly take precautions to diminish the adverse effects it has on your skin. Read on as we put together some tips and tricks that will protect your skin from damage caused by gadgets…
- It’s all about what you eat
- Don’t step out without sunscreen
- Wash your face
- Invest in a laptop shield
- Go for a water-based moisturiser
It’s all about what you eat
Eat more of avocados, walnuts, tomatoes and other such foods rich in antioxidants since they limit the production of free-radicals, thereby reducing skin damage and ageing.
Don’t step out without sunscreen
If you spend your day exposed to the technology-induced radiation then make sure you wear a moisturiser with SPF in it. Apply a SPF induced moisturiser every hour because the radiation can harm your skin just as much as the UV rays. We recommend something that also contains an anti-aging formula to keep your skin from pre-mature aging, which is also a result of constantly being exposed to radiation.
Wash your face
Particles of radicles reach your face quicker than any other part since it’s the closest to the screen. Once you are done using a gadget wash your face to get rid of any radicles. If you use a computer for long hours, take frequent breaks to reduce the strain on your eyes.
Invest in a laptop shield
Get a reflector shield if you’re using a laptop, because it’s obviously going to be on your lap at some time. The shield acts as a barrier between your skin and the laptop reducing the impact of heat and radiation.
Go for a water-based moisturiser
Amongst all the other harmful effects, the heat from a computer causes skin dryness so you need to replenish the moisture quotient of your skin. We recommend drinking least 2 litres of water to stay hydrated. You can also keep applying a moisturiser to your face to keep it nourished. A water-based moisturiser will hydrate your skin better.
Pro Tip: Keep your laptop/computer at least 18 inches from your body. Prolonged exposure to computer can increase the risk of Toasted skin syndrome.