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6 Ways Your Cell Phone Is Making You Ugly

August 12, 2013 by Jenn Rice
shefinds | Style


1) Text neck: Constantly looking down at your phone to text and check email will cause your neck skin to become loose and wrinkled (aka "turkey neck" or "text neck"). Solution: Invest in a skin cream with vitamin A in it, which has a subtle skin-tightening effect, or try these at-home exercises to tighten-up neck flab. You can also cover up turkey neck with a fashionable scarf.


 2) Cell phone acne: Recents studies have shown that cell phones have 18 times more harmful bacterial, including Staph, E.Coli and Salmonella, than a public toilet handle. Enough said! All of those germs that your phone comes in contact with during the day are then transferred onto your face, which can cause breakouts and serious infections. Solution: STOP texting in the bathroom stalls and when you're cooking chicken, ladies. And get a handy GoSwype ($1.99), a microfiber cloth that removes 98% of germs with one swipe.


3) Forehead wrinkles: Small font on your phone screen will cause you to strain your eyes and also squint, which can lead to forehead wrinkles over time. Solution: Make your font bigger! It might seem dorky, but it's better in the long run. And don't forget to use an anti-aging cream everyday to help avoid fine lines and wrinkles! We love Philosophy Time In A Bottle ($74).


4) Saggy jaw: Excessive phone use could lead to a saggy jawline, due to the fact that your head is constantly tilting down when you read messages and text. And the older you get, the skin's elasticity decreases, causing the skin to sag. Solution: Hold your phone straight in front of you, versus down below, so you're not slouching your head.


5) Blood shot eyes: focusing on small objects on your phone for a long time, such as your Twitter feed or Candy Crush, can lead to dry and blood shot eyes. Solution: Take a break from your phone! Stop staring at Instagram so long. Pop in your headphones and listen to some music instead.


6) Makeup meltdown: The longer you talk on your phone, the hotter the battery gets, causing your foundation to smear. Repeatedly holding your phone to your cheek and ear can also lead to breakouts and rashes along your jaw. Solution: Instead of holding your phone to your ear, use a pair of headsets with a built in microphone. Keep concealer handy in your purse for on-the-go touch ups.



3) Forehead wrinkles: Small font on your phone screen will cause you to strain your eyes and also squint, which can lead to forehead wrinkles over time. Solution: Make your font bigger! It might seem dorky, but it's better in the long run. And don't forget to use an anti-aging cream everyday to help avoid fine lines and wrinkles! We love Philosophy Time In A Bottle ($74).


4) Saggy jaw: Excessive phone use could lead to a saggy jawline, due to the fact that your head is constantly tilting down when you read messages and text. And the older you get, the skin's elasticity decreases, causing the skin to sag. Solution: Hold your phone straight in front of you, versus down below, so you're not slouching your head.


 

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