Do You Have Netflix Face?

It turns out our addiction to screens isn’t just making it harder to sleep– it’s ruining our skin as well. The issue is our devices give off what’s called blue light, or high-energy visible light. Glamour reports that 79 percent of us check our smartphones before bed, and over half of us check our devices within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning. Dr. Sweta Rai, a spokeswoman for the British Association of Dermatologists says light from the screens can “cause some pigmentation problems.” She adds, “They can give you a falsely aged appearance, we see that often in darker skin people. If you look at a pristine face and put brown spots on it it will look aged from sun damage. There is some truth to the fact that blue light penetrates deeper into the skin compared to UV light.” Celebrity facialist Nichola Joss even warns, “Continuous looking down and squinting has changed the way people’s faces sit.”