How Staring At Electronics All Day Is Ruining Your Skin

In this day and age, it seems like everyone is permanently glued to a screen at all hours of the day. Whether it be your phone, computer, or TV screen, we are all guilty of it.

It isn’t something that we can always help, sometimes our jobs require us to be on our computers all day. But what if we told you that you screen is actually damaging your skin?

Dr. Jaliman explained to Refinery 29 that Computer, phone, and TV screens all emit UV light; which can cause your skin to lose its bounce and become flat, which causes wrinkles.

Luckily, with newer technology, computers and phones are not being made with the same type of UV light as they used to be, explained Dr. Rachel Nazarian to Marie Claire. So your laptop and your phone are probably not going to cause you to have tons of wrinkles by the time you’re 30, but it’s better to stay on the safe side and invest in a UV screen for those late nights scrolls down your timeline.

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The lighting from your screens can also cause sleep deprivation, which is definitely harmful for your skin. Not getting enough sleep can cause your body to release cortisol, which is a stress hormone.

In large amounts, cortisol will cause your skin to become less smooth and elastic by breaking down the skins’ collagen. Sleep loss can also cause dark circles and fine lines, and no one wants that if it can be prevented.

For those nights when you are on your phone in bed, turn your phone on Night Shift mode (if you have an iPhone) to help you sleep better and to combat those dark circles and premature signs of aging. Or, you know, chill on your phone addiction for a sec, which we could all benefit from.

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