To selfie addicts take note! Exposing your face constantly to the light and radiation from your smartphones may damage your skin, speeds up ageing and add wrinkles, dermatologists warned.
“Those who take a lot of selfies and bloggers should worry. Even the blue light we get from our screens can damage our skin,” said Simon Zoakei, Medical Director of the Linia Skin Clinic in UK.
Skin experts feel that electromagnetic radiation from mobile devices ages skin by damaging the DNA. It can cause DNA strand breakage which can prevent skin repairing itself and place oxidative stress on cells that ultimately promoting wrinkles, Telegraph reported.
“I think we need to create a defence mechanism, light has some sort of magnetic think that is happening to the skin. This magnetic field is altering the minerals in the skin. A sunscreen will not protect you,” said Zein Obagi, founder Obagi Skin Health Institute in the U.S.