The latest research shows that we use our phones an average of five hours a day, although the actual amount of time spent is likely even higher for most people. Wifi, smart phones and an ever-evolving technological landscape have opened many doors, but these things could also be aging us prematurely. So what do phone use and wrinkles have to do with each other?
HEV, or High Energy Visible, light is the blue light that screens give off when they’re lit up. Scientists say HEV is close to UV light on the electromagnetic spectrum, which could cause damage to skin and eyes.
Another way that cell phone use can cause wrinkles is through squinting or scowling to read the small print. Constantly furrowing your brow or squinting your eyes to see the small text or images on your phone screen can lead to wrinkles and lines in the skin.
Tips for Preventing Wrinkles
Increase the Font Size
If you are frowning or scowling trying to read the font on your phone screen you can try increasing the font size to see if that will help. It’s also a good idea to get your eyes checked out if you are having trouble reading your screen because of blurriness or other potential vision problems.
Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Doctors have been recommending daily sunscreen in the form of a moisturizer with SPF for years to protect skin and decrease the risk of skin cancer. This can also help protect skin from harmful UV and HEV rays.
Upgrade Your Skin Care Routine
Adding things like vitamins C and E and hyaluronic acid can help stimulate collagen production and regenerate skin. You can find many quality products that contain a mixture of ingredients like these designed to help protect skin and keep it healthy. Talk to Dr. Levine today if you need recommendations.