At the Facial Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition held in London last week, dermatologists revealed that selfie-taking can result in more wrinkles.
“Those who take a lot of selfies and bloggers should worry,” said Dr Simon Zokaie, medical director or the Linia Skin Clinic, said. “Even the blue light we get from our screens can damage our skin.”
“I think there is a gap in the market for products which protect, because I know there are people who take lots of selfies and bloggers who come to me, and I have seen that there is damage and ageing taking place… It’s a different wavelength of radiation so sunscreen will not block it.”
This is not the first time our smartphones have failed us. They are also responsible for the dreaded ‘tech neck’ – caused by constantly looking down at screens – and for increased spots and blemishes from pressing bacteria-carrying phones against your face. These factors are all having damaging affect on our appearances little by little, every day.
“In my clinical observation, I can tell whether someone uses their right hand or left hand to hold their phone,”added Dr Zein Obagi. “You start to see dull, dirty-looking texture that you cannot identify on one side of the face.”
Thankfully, Dr Zoakie did say that companies are looking to fill this gap in the market but, until then, these are the best products on the market to make you your most photogenic; so no need to spend hours staring at your phone, playing with filters and editing apps.
For moisturising… use L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Magic Blur Anti-Ageing Moisturiser, £6.49, which contains a blurring technology to instantly diminish fine lines.
For minimising pores… try Clinique’s Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector, £20, a mattifying gel cream which creates a soft veil over your skin to clear any imperfections.
For setting your make-up… apply the Estée Edit by Estée Lauder’s Flash Photo Powder, £24, across your face, neck and décolletage. It contains light-reflecting blue pigments, to make your skin glow in front of the camera, without looking shiny.
For dark circles and redness… Benefit’s boi-ing on the double, £18, is a new concealer which comes with two shades to colour, correct and cover bags and spots.
For protection… Dr Simon Zoakie said “antioxidants are currently our best defence”.SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, £129, is clinically proven to protect your skin from free-radical damage.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK