Get Healthy__ How Your Selfie Habit Could Be Hurting Your Skin

April 14, 2016 | By

In case you haven’t heard, we’re in the age of the selfie. But as it turns out, your selfie habit could actually be bad for you. Besides you know indulging in your vanity, those selfies could be aging could skin.

U.K. blogger Mehreen Baig takes about 50 selfies a day. (Ca we just stop for a second and say WHOA! We digress...) She started noticing freckles, dark circles and large pores on her skin, and when she heard that it could be caused by her smartphone, she saw a doctor.

Her doctor confirmed what Baig had suspected: the HEV (High Energy Visible) lights from her smartphone and computer were causing damage to her skin. The lights, combined with UVA and UVB rays, can cause inflammation under the skin, which slows the skin’s ability to protect and heal itself.

What’s even worse is that while you can use sunscreen to protect your skin from UVA and UVB lights, it does nothing to protect your skin from HEV lights. If HEV lights are a concern for you, consider investing in an antioxidant cream, gel, or serum. You can also try this primer that protects your skin from HEV.

So you don’t need to give up your selfies. You just need to protect yourself.

Via: Refinery29

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