Modern Woman Health Woes, Solved
Your attachment to your cell phone and high heels is hurting your health. Here's what you can do to fix it
The Culprits: We hate to tell you this, but your cell phone has more germs than a toilet seat. That disturbing fact sheds some light on why certain areas of the face, i.e. from the temple to the chin, seem to sprout blemishes on the regular. This area, referred to Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, cosmetic dermatologist and founder of 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center in New York, as the "phone zone," gets hit face first by the bacterial breeding ground that is your phone screen.
That's not the only damage your phone can do to your face. Today's smartphones are basically tiny computers, and they get hot. According to Frank, the heat radiated from your cell during a long phone call can have the same damaging effects that the sun has on skin.
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