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Your Cell Phone Could be Bad For Your Skin

cell phones cause acneIt's no surprise that people are concerned about the possible harm from radiation due to cell phone use, but have you ever considered what your mobile phone might be doing to your skin? An article in today's Daily Mail talks about the possible cosmetic side effects your cell phone use could be causing you. From saggy jowls to acne breakouts, your smartphone might be doing some not-so-smart things to your looks. Cell Phone Acne Breakouts Just think about how many times you touch your cell phone with dirty hands. And then consider all of those germs and bacteria that then end up on your face when the screen touches your skin. The Daily Mail article says that findings from a report showed that mobile phones carried 18 times more harmful germs than the flush handle in a men's bathroom. Pretty gross, huh? Our suggestion is taking time each day to carefully wipe your cell phone down with an alcohol swab or saline solution to clean it off. We also suggest buying a hands-free ear piece so your face is not touching your cell phone screen. Sagging Jowls Courtesy of Your Mobile Device Now here's one we hadn't heard before. Did you know that looking down at your iPhone or iPad may contribute to sagging jowls? Crazy but true. The Daily Mail article says looking down at your phone or tablet may help gravity and cause a "downward tug" on the skin. They recommend keeping your phone or tablet straight ahead, so you're only looking forward, not downward.
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