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IN People ON 04 Sep, 2016
Well if you are that kind of person who loves to put everything on social media and let the whole world know about it. You keep posting pictures with your friends and family and love to post selfies then just beware, because what you are going to read in the next two minutes will surely compel you to mind how many times you open your mobile camera or tablet to click your own pictures.
Clicking lots of selfies in a day may prove fatal too.
Don't believe me? Read more below.
26-year-old lifestyle blogger Mehreen Baig from London used to take around 50 selfies a day to post on her blog and on Instagram. She loved to click pictures so that every time she could create her own portfolio and see a better, refined version of herself. She merely dependent on her phone for livelihood.
The High Energy Visible Light(HEV) that is emitted from the use of electronic devices such as notebook, tablets, phone cameras is causing severe harm to the skin thereby resulting in the premature aging of the skin cells. She then decided to consult a dermatologist to find a cure.
She visited Dr. Simon Zokaie, Cosmetic Dermatologist at the Lina skin clinic and after continuous and deep analysis of her skin, she found that there were freckles on her cheeks, larger pores, pigmentation, wrinkles and even dark circles under her eyes. Her skin was getting damaged by the HEV blue light!
The very obvious solution to the problem was to reduce the number of selfies in a day and furthermore Dr. Simon suggested her to use vitamin A cream to prevent skin damage after sunset and use some anti-oxidant serum to gradually reduce the harm.
Selfies are the best way to express emotions and let people know what are you feeling at a particular moment, but in the session, with Dr. Simon she admitted that her skin was aging prematurely as HEV light was penetrating deeply in her skin cells.
Dr. Simon told Mehreen that there were three main factors involved in causing the major damage that is HEV light, pollution, and sun damage. He suggested her individual remedies for all three factors.
Despite the damage that taking selfies is causing to her skin, Mehreen is not willing to give up taking selfies as she feels it is the only way she can pay her house rent. But yes, she has decided to use all the recommendations and apply the serum as Dr. Simon suggested her.
All we can say is..Take care Mehreen!
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