Could your smartphone be causing your acne breakouts and damaging your skin? It may seem far-fetched, but studies have shown that when it comes to items you own, your cell phone is crawling with germs that go entirely unseen unless it were to be placed under a microscope. How is this possible? Let’s take a closer look.

If you’ve spent a lot of time talking on your cell phone during a particular conversation, chances are you may have noticed a layer of sweat build up between your skin and the screen. Any dirt or bacteria that’s on the screen will mix with the oil produced, resulting in those blemishes that seem to pop up in the most opportune of places. The easiest way to combat if you don’t already use a hands-free device is to wipe down your screen on a daily basis.

Speaking of your screen, the constant blue light being emitted from it travels on the same wavelength as UV rays which you know can damage your skin, albeit nowhere near as strong as those emitted by the sun. While there aren’t any studies showing that the light is strong enough, it’s something to keep in mind.

If you’d like to learn about how to treat acne, contact Hall Longevity Clinic today or visit us to learn more about our full range of acne treatment services.

The staff of Hall Longevity Clinic provided this update. We deliver preventative, general and cosmetic medical procedures and a wide array of services including age optimization, advanced skin therapies, facial rejuvenation, general healthcare options, and more. Call (305) 672 4733 for additional information. You may also visit us at 1680 Meridian Avenue Suite 601, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.