Whether we want to admit it or not, we live in the era of smartphones and other innovative mobile devices. We have become increasingly reliant on them, using them not only for their actual purpose but also be active on social media, watch movies and listen to music. Doctors have been warning people about the negative effects of mobile devices for years now, such as the constant radiation, the inadequate postures that these cause and fatal accidents, caused by the lack of attention. However, it was only recently that scientists have started to talk about the overuse of mobile devices as being responsible for the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Relationship between mobile devices and facial wrinkles
According to a statement released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it seems that the constant usage of smartphones and other mobile devices is likely to contribute to the premature aging of the skin. Studies have only recently begun, but it is certain that facial wrinkles can be caused by the excessive usage of such devices. All it takes is one good in the mirror and you will soon be convinced of how changed your appearance has become. The sagging skin, the facial wrinkles, the creases in the neck – all of these can be caused by all those years you have spent talking on the phone.
The different types of wrinkles, as well as the creases at the level of the neck, are more often encountered in those who spend a lot of time texting and browsing the Internet on their smartphones. We are constantly looking downwards and this does not affect only our neck muscles but also the skin that covers them. Smartphones, used excessively, caused wrinkles to appear sooner than they should. And it is all due to the downward gaze, one that we have become so accustomed to, that we don’t even notice it anymore.
Is it worth the risk?
As it becomes certain that smartphones and other mobile devices are responsible for the appearance of facial wrinkles, it also makes sense to ask ourselves if it is worth it. Even if we might take the necessary measures to prevent the aging of the skin at the level of the face, the creases at the level of the neck might still reveal the actual consequences of mobile device overuse.
Solution, right in front of our eyes
Even though you might be tempted to think that rejuvenation treatments are enough to counteract the effects of smartphones, this is not the case. These treatments will only have a temporary effect, while the smartphone is used for a prolonged amount of time each and every day. So, whether you want to admit it or not, you need to reduce the time that you spend on mobile devices. The less hours involved, the less your neck will be stretched in the downward gaze. If you are still undecided, think about what matters most. Are you interested in looking young for as long as it is possible or do you want to use your smartphone as much as you feel like it? Answering this question truthfully, you will also have the solution to your problem.
What you need to remember about the “tech neck.”
First and foremost, you need to understand that people between 18 and 39 years of age are more commonly diagnosed with tech neck. This is because they are the ones who use modern technology the most, each person owning on average at least three devices. The changes are mostly seen at the level of the neck, because most people care more for the skin on the face rather than the one on the neck. Combined with the sun exposure and the loss of fat, as a result of aging, this condition will lead to premature wrinkles and sagging skin.
New products for new problems
Based on the results provided by studies from all over the world, skin care products are being developed, in order to counteract such problems. For example, there are special skin creams that are recommended for the tech neck and facial wrinkles caused by smartphone usage. The specialists in the field promote such creams, promising to improve the firmness of the skin after one single application.
A final word
If you are interested in leading a healthy lifestyle, you will reduce the amount of time you spend on a mobile device. In this way, you will decrease the risk of problems such as the tech neck or facial wrinkles. At the same time, you will feel more rested and less dependent on current technology. Keep in mind that technology should be helpful and make your life easier; it is not supposed to occupy too much of your time or make you age prematurely.