Your phone is damaging your skin – here’s how to fix it

Hooray for Friday!

Since most of us use our phones more than we want to admit. Do you practice good cell phone hygiene? Your hands and your phone come in contact with countless people and objects every day, making it home to all sorts of bacteria that can wreak havoc on your precious skin.

Here’s how to fix it to keep your phone and skin clean:

Use Earbuds

If your hands are dirty, your phone is dirty. You wouldn’t shove your head in your purse throughout the day, would you? Then don’t plop your phone right against your skin after it’s been lurking against your wallet and keys for hours. Using earbuds when you make calls limits the amount of contact your face has with your phone.

Use screen-cleaning wipes

How many times have you pulled your phone away from your face only to see it covered in oil and makeup? Instead of wiping it off with a tissue or against your jeans, carry screen-cleaning wipes in your purse, or get a Kleenex tissue and apply a small amount of hand sanitizer.

Avoid tech neck

Tech neck is when you develop excessive wrinkles on your neck and chin area as a result of bending your head down to look at your phone. Practice keeping your phone at eye level at all times, whether you’re standing up or sitting down.

Try a blue light blocking screen protector

Yep, the high-energy light (aka blue light) coming from your phone is just as damaging as the bacteria that often lies on it. According to experts, skin issues arise from constantly squinting at your screen (hello, crow’s feet), not to mention, blue light is notorious for inducing free radical damage. To minimize the effects, attach a blue light blocking screen protector to your cell phone.

What cell phone hygiene do you practice? Let us know in the comments.

Sending relaxing weekend vibes! 💋

Photo credit: Jeanie, Call Me on My Cell # Phone, Pinterest


  1. ayrgalaxy

    I never touch my face without washing my hands first if I touch my phone. Lol. I did know about tech neck and the blue light but I didn’t know they made actual blue light blocking screen protectors I’ll have to look into that.

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