Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WHAT??? My iPhone can cause wrinkles?

Jeez, about a minute after I published yesterday's post about how much I love my iPhone, I get this message in my In box.  It's from Vibrant Nation, a site I blog for that's geared to women over 50.  Say it isn't true!!!
Warning: Smartphones can cause wrinkles

According to a recent article in The Daily Mail, women are seeing an increase in fine lines and wrinkles. The culprit? All that smartphone use. Yes, it's been confirmed: the excessive use of smartphones for chatting, surfing, and working can cause wrinkles.

How so? Earlier mobile phones were used mainly for talk, but increasingly, smartphones are replacing laptop computers as the mobile option for play and work. Women of all ages now spend hours surfing the net, playing games, writing documents or texting on the relatively small screen area, which makes eyebrows crease.

According to Dr. Jean Louis, even younger women are developing premature wrinkles from staring at the small screens on their smartphones. A London-based, anti-aging cosmetic doctor, Dr. Sebagh, said that women peering at tiny smartphone screens for hours each day causes the face to scrunch up, creating an area of tension around and between the brows. As a result, mass smartphone use has become the new leading cause of early wrinkles
No, no, a thousand times, NO! 

P.S.  Be sure to check out the comment on yesterday's post from my BFF Julie at 47 and Starting Over.  Very informative!


Julie D said...

You're the cutest thing ever. LOL

Anonymous said...

Smartphones cause wrinkles, eh?

Well, so does reading a book, reading a magazine, reading letters, manicures, pedicures, needlepoint, knitting, sewing, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles...

In other words: LIFE is what gives you wrinkles!

(But it's really caused by sun exposure, alcohol consumption & smoking & poor diet/lack of exercise.)