"The increase in dynamic facial motions during the photos, like pursing the lips, animated or exaggerated facial expressions, repetitive squinting and a downward tilted gaze to read texts or emails, can all lead to increased wrinkle formation on the face and neck," Dr. Amy Perlmutter, a dermatologist with New York Dermatology Group tells Fashionista.
Besides taking less selfies, and keeping your chin up as you type, there are a number of new products hitting the market, aimed at deflecting the HEV and Infared red light emitted from smart phones, computers and other electronic devices, in the same way that we use SPF to combat UVA and UVB rays.
“HEV and IR light have been shown to penetrate the skin more deeply than the traditionally marketed UVA, UVB and UVC rays,” says New York based beauty brand Make Beauty.
Which they claim can “lead to premature ageing and skin damage from the blue-violet and invisible light emitted from [these screens].”
While jury is still out on whether these products are essential or not, we’re thinking either way it might be time to try tech-tox…