Have you thought about this???
We’re not used to living without our smartphones, tablets and laptops for any amount of time—whether we stay indoors or go out.
But, have you ever considered that using your device outdoors could have serious consequences for your skin? Think of those old-fashioned, foil tanning reflectors to envision how screens can reflect the sun onto your face, neck and under your chin—the vulnerable spots that might not be shielded by a hat or sunscreen.
Researchers at the University of New Mexico wondered about this UV exposure from screens in natural sunlight and how it might increase cumulative UV exposure over a lifetime. As reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (September 2015), they found that when a smartphone was held at close range, UV exposure increased by 36 percent!!!
Wherever you choose to spend your days, limiting your sun exposure (or avoiding it altogether) is the most effective preventative measure to protect your skin from sun damage and aging.
If you must chat, tweet or surf the internet outside, always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen, like REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30, or Reverse #4 so you don’t get “burned” by your smart devices. To achieve a golden glow year round without catching any UV rays while you text, try ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. We’ve got you covered!
Be sun smart—especially if you spend a lot of screen time outdoors.