You might look your best in selfies with all the editing and filters but how can you hide your skin in reality? Once they are damaged, you cannot bring back the real look of you. Dermatologists have strictly prohibited taking selfies for a couple of reasons.
The light and electromagnetic radiations from the screen of smartphones directly hit the skin while clicking selfies. The more closeup you take, the more you are exposed to these. What these do is damage the upper layer of skin, speeding up the wrinkling and ageing of the skin.
Some dermatologists have spent so much time in this research that they can just look and tell which hand a person holds the phone as the look of that side would be dull and damaged.
The blue light or high-energy visible light (HEV) from the screen is a different wavelength of radiation so sunscreens or other lotions would not work. As this problem was not brought into light before, no one really knew about this, as a result of which no cure or remedy is thought of yet.
“The skin of the face on the side people hold their cell phones becomes dull and develops dirty looking texture”, said renowned dermatologists Dr. Zein Obagi, who is the founder of Obagi Skin health Institute in Beverley Hills.
What the researchers have predicted till now is that some kind of magnetic thing, created by light, is happening to the skin. The magnetic field is supposedly changing the proportion of minerals in skin. Sunscreen is not eligible to protect your face from this. But there’s one way. If our skin is saturated with antioxidants to prevent the selfies from damaging the DNA. The DNA strands break, which eradicates the power of the skin to repair itself and puts on oxidative stress on the cells.
When this happens, the drugstore lotions, creams or oils do not work. The only thing which can help a little is a good scrub. In short, we cannot hydrate the skin from outside, methods need to be introduced so that it can be hydrated from inside.
Due to these selfies or computer screens, the face skin becomes older than it actually is. You can easily notice it in the form of freckles on the cheeks, larger pores and dark circles. Researchers have found that selfies actually generate the same amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as UVA and UVB lights combined, resulting in prevention of skin repair and ageing.