Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Is Your Smartphone Giving You Wrinkles???

  Lately, I have been staring into the mirror thinking, "Where are these fine line around my eyes coming from?!!" I have seen a significant change around my eye area being drier and my concealer wasn't going on as smooth as it normally does.
  After a few days of pondering what could have changed, because I still used the same moisturizer day and night and an eye cream, I came to the conclusion that staring down at the itty bitty text on my smartphone was the culprit.  I did some internet research and confirmed my sneaking suspicions.  Below is one article that had some great information.  Enjoy!


Wrinkles may be a sign of approaching middle age but younger women now have a reason to worry -- and the culprit may be your smartphone. According to New Jersey board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Glatt, many younger women are beginning to develop premature wrinkles from staring at their Smartphones. What these women need, says Dr. Glatt, is 'Blackbery Botox.' Sounds scary, doesn't it? Dr. Glatt explains:
Smartphone casuses wrinkles"The trend for 'BlackBerry Botox' is highly increasing especially among women who are addicted to gazing on their BlackBerries or iPhones all day.
Peering at a small screen causes facial strain, around and between the brows which may cause premature wrinkles on the face."
Smartphone-related wrinkles are the latest condition that doctors attribute to overuse of technology. Others include 'BlackBerry thumb' -- a form of repetitive strain injury caused by excessive texting.
Before you start to panic or begin glaring at your Smartphone with resentment, this can all be prevented by taking a few precautions. Try some of these tips from Dr. Glatt to avoid those tech-savvy wrinkles.

Prevent Smartphone wrinkles with these tips:

Wrinkle prevention tip
Take a break
It's important to put down or at least glance up from your Smartphone regularly so that your eyes can rest. Though squinting is necessary when using a Smartphone, taking time to relax your eyes can make a significant difference in reducing this new type of strain on your facial muscles.

Wrinkle prevention tip
Turn the light down low
Too much light and contrast can cause you to narrow the eyes to take in the brightness. A no-no for fresh-looking eye contours. Combat the dreaded 'crow's feet' effect by dimming the screen in your 'settings' options -- and see how low you can go on the light emission. The less, the better. (as a bonus, this will also help preserve your phone's battery life!)

Wrinkle prevention tip
Enlarge the text
If you find yourself struggling to read the small text on your Smartphone and start holding it so close you wrinkle your nose so much it hurts, just enlarge the text by simply going to your settings and altering the text size. Also, the zoom function can be a fantastic thing -- use it to focus in on images on your device so you can see much more clearly and avoid pulling the inner eye.

Wrinkle prevention tip
Looking after your eyes
If you can bear it, spend less time glued to your iPhone or Blackberry. And during this timeout, take some deep breaths to relax the face into a more natural expression, and gently massage the area around the eyes -- a simple thing that can make a big difference to preventing those lines that starts subtly but can get deeper and more pronounced. Not only will your face be serene looking, you will feel more serene -- and in a much better state to deal with any inbox horrors.

Wrinkle prevention tip
Don't forget to smile!
If you are experiencing stress from being constantly attached to your Smartphone, just think about the potentially negative effect this is having on your youthful appearance. Then, take time to do something that relieves the tension, like playing on a fun app, like TomCat or Angry Birds; this will help relax your face, soften your expression and prevent long term frown lines.

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