Selfies are EVERYTHING right now. No matter who you are, where you’re from or what you do, you have probably taken at least one selfie. There’s some people who aren’t that bothered and then there’s people like me who literally take selfies of themselves while writing an article about selfies.
Modern day has made us all a little more narcissistic. The day hanging out with friends cannot be the same without a selfie to show. It’s about the first thing a friend will ask for after a day of ‘hanging out’. It is good that we have one more way to document our lives as opposed to when writing was invented. But wait sha because apparently, the innocent act of taking a picture of yourself documenting your slay might be slowly murdering the slay and messing up your skin.
Dermatologist have revealed that continual exposure to blue light and electromagnetic radiation discharged by the smartphone can damage the skin in the long run. The sad part about this is that this kind of radiation is different from the one the sun emits and so sunscreen cannot protect you from it.
You know what we need? A mad scientist somewhere who can develop some anti-selfie-aging cream. That would be very ideal.
Selfie is a relatively new practice and so it will probably take a couple of years before we’re really ugly. Longer for those that more often than none, take selfies. The ones that can genuinely be concerned are those who make a living from uploading selfies, like celebrities and fashion bloggers.
Before you go on and be happy that you don’t post a lot of selfies, it would entice you to know that the light from your phone screen generally is bad for the skin. Either way, your smart phone usage will have an effect on your aging process. It is going to be difficult to say we should completely stop using smartphones (lol, I’ll take the bad skin before I ever consider putting this phone down) but it would help if you reduced your usage a bit. This seems like a lot to ask, we know, but the alternative is looking like a 70 year old at 40.
Written by Nkem Ikeh
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