Researchers: Your phone is giving you wrinkles

Adam Warner
April 29, 2019 - 11:47 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – There have been plenty of studies recently about how phone and tablet screens can cause sleeplessness and even memory lapses – now researchers have discovered they can give people wrinkles too.

From crow’s feet around the eyes to laugh lines and forehead crinkles, more screen time means more exposure to blue light.

Blue light, also known as High Energy Visible (HEV) light, can induce oxidative stress in the skin, according to dermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams.

The blue light penetrates the skin deeply, causing damage to the DNA of cells and leading to wrinkles.

Those looking to avoid the risks of blue light can get a blue light screen protector or summon the will to limit their screen time.

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