Published On: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016

Selfies can damage you skin: Study


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In this contemporary world, everyone is fond of taking Selfies. The advent of smartphones has made it easy for everyone to become selfie addict. When you take the selfie, a flattering filter is applied. Outlines are blurred, colors are softened, and a sepia tint soaks via to imply a simpler era of vinyl records and VW camper vans. All of this is the work of a moment. Then, with a solo tap, you are prepared to upload: to Twitter, to Facebook, to Instagram, each likeness goes with a self-referential hash tag.

But be aware the selfie addicts a study has warned that continually revealing your face to the light and radiation from smartphones can harm your skin, accelerating ageing and endorsing wrinkles, stated dermatologists.

Doctors can inform which hand a person grasps their phone in only by gazing at which pose of the face is much injured, they added. Simon Zoakei, who is Medical Director of the Linia Skin Clinic in the UK, has stated that “Those who take a lot of selfies and bloggers should worry. Even the blue light we get from our screens can damage our skin,”

Specialists consider that electromagnetic radiation comes from mobile phones ages skin by hurting the DNA. It may be a reason for breaks in the DNA strand which can stop skin mending itself and put the oxidative strain on cells, eventually endorsing wrinkles, the Telegraph accounted.

Zein Obagi further stated “You start to see dull dirty looking texture that you cannot identify on one side of the face,” Zein Obagi, who set up the Obagi Skin health Institute in the US, continued by saying “I think we need to create a defense 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,”


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.