We all know that the use of smartphones is widely spread among people of all ages. There are many advantages of using smartphones, but there are also some negative aspects of this technology. One of these negative aspects is the phone’s impact on our facial skin.


The beautiful skin you have been privileged to enjoy all these years could be gone in an instant if not cared for properly. Unfortunately, dermatitis is a problem that can make you red, itchy, and scaly with swollen rashes or flake-offs due to the use of nickel-containing materials found within cell phones as well as radiation exposure from smartphones which increases inflammation even further when combined.

Crow’s feet

The crow’s feet are a kind of wrinkles that usually develop at the outer corner of one’s eye and diverge from an angle in bird footprint designs. The constant gazing toward screens can lead to more formation, especially if you’re looking down constantly or using your smartphone for long periods during work hours without taking breaks in between.


Since we tend to touch our faces a lot, the grime and bacteria from our hands are transferred to our faces, resulting in breakouts or aggravating existing acne. In addition, the heat generated from the phone further exacerbates the problem by causing inflammation and dilated blood vessels.

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Dark circles

The blue light from our cell phones has been proven to affect how well we sleep and the quality of our skin. If you don’t get enough rest, your eye bags will become more prominent and dark circles under them because this affects production levels for collagen, which helps maintain a healthy-looking complexion.

Double chin

Constant looking down at our phone screens can lead to the formation of a double chin. When we tilt our heads down, the skin on our chin stretches and forms wrinkles. Over time, these wrinkles become permanent, and you will still have a double chin even if you lose weight.

Wrinkled neck

The damage to your skin from constantly looking in a downward direction can be recognized by the appearance of wrinkles on top. In addition, persistent and regular staring gradually causes collagen loss, resulting in deep lines and lines surrounding the eyes. And if this continues long enough, you may end up having aged prematurely because no new cells are created when it’s all said.

How to take care of your face skin when using a smartphone

There are a few things you can do to take care of your face skin when using a smartphone:

  1. Use hands-free options as much as possible to limit your skin’s contact with your phone.
  2. Clean your phone regularly with an antibacterial wipe or spray.
  3. Wash your hands often, and use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands.
  4. Avoid touching your face while using your phone.
  5. Take breaks from looking at your screen every 20 minutes or so to give your eyes and skin a rest.