Your Smartphone Might Be Giving You Pimples

Can't figure out the source of your never ending pimple problem? Look up your smartphone.

  • Are you a happy, relaxed, stress free person?

  • You live a healthy lifestyle

  • You have a regular face care routine

  • There is no reason for you to have pimples

  • But your face still ends up like this?

  • Your smartphone could be your problem

  • Your smartphone does not have a very clean slate

    • One out of every six smartphones has fecal matter on it, and bacteria can live on your phone for up to a week. Viruses can even attach to your fingertips when you touch the screen of another person’s phone.

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    • Which? magazine carried out tests on a sample of 30 mobile phones and discovered that, on average, a handset had 18 times more harmful germs on it than the flush handle in a men’s lavatory.

      dailymail.co.uk
    • This is especially true if you tweet in the loo, which many people do. One out of every six smartphones has fecal matter on it, and bacteria can live on your phone for up to a week.

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  • Putting it against your cheeks when you answer a call will only pass the bacteria from the screen to your face

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        Putting it against your cheeks when you answer a call will only pass the bacteria from the screen to your face.
    • If you think about how many hours of the day your cheek stays glued on to your mobile handset, it’s no surprise all that grime, bacteria, dust and environmental pollution is passed on to your skin from the device.

      shumailas.com
    • When you hold your phone up to your face, there is a mechanical stimulation (the pressure against the oil glands) that triggers them to produce more oil.

      bitrebels.com
    • Then, the bacteria from the screen and the heat that it gives off breeds more bacteria, mixes together and results in a blemish.

      bitrebels.com
    • And bacteria plus friction can make you break out. When your phone rubs against your jawline, it can irritate pores, creating inflammation, a cause of acne.

      fitnessmagazine.com
  • Want to use your smartphone without the acne? Try these tips

    • The first thing you do is to immediately switch to using earphones, a headset or bluetooth device to avoid any sort of direct contact between your smartphone and your facial skin.

      shumailas.com
    • The solution: If you’re prone to spots, use a hands-free kit and wipe your phone with a saline solution.

      dailymail.co.uk
    • Make it a habit to quickly clean the phone’s screen with cotton wool and a gentle toner. Also make sure you just use a small amount sparingly and ensure your phone has a screen protector on whilst you do this step.

      shumailas.com
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