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    Health Talk: Taking Too Much Selfies Can Make You Look Older And Damage Your Skin

    There is no question that a lot of people from the current generation love taking and posting their selfies on various social media platforms. However, this may no longer be the case within a few years, as a handful of dermatologists now believe that the exposure to the light and electromagnetic radiation of a phone to take a selfie can speed up the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

    During a conference on aesthetics and anti-aging in London, Dr. Simon Zoakei said. "Those who take a lot of selfies and bloggers should worry. Even the blue light from our screens can damage our skin." He adds, "I think there is a gap in the market for products which protect, because there are people who take lots of selfies, and bloggers who come to me. I have seen that there is damage and aging taking place. It's a different wavelength of radiation so sunscreen will not block it."

    Even one of the most revered dermatological doctors in Dr. Zein Obagi of the Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills believes that cellphones can be damaging to the skin. Dr. Obagi claims to be able to tell what hand a person takes selfies with just by looking at which side of their face has been more exposed to light and radiation, and is therefore more damaged.

    Both of these doctors have called for some type of defense mechanism from this type of skin damage. This is because they and several other doctors believe that the radiation from smartphones damages our DNA, effectively preventing our skin from repairing itself. Saturating the skin with antioxidants should help, according to reports from the New Zealand Herald.

    Taking care of one's skin is important especially if one loves to take selfies. This is because a study claims people tend to overestimate how attractive they are in these pictures, says The Telegraph. Experts claim that moisturizers and oil will provide minimal help for this. They say that a good scrub is the best way to minimize damage from selfies.

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