So, you probably already know that staying under the sun for too long is harmful to your skin. But did you know that staying indoors with your laptop might just be as bad? New studies show that your gadgets—yup, the one you’re probably reading this article on, merely a few inches away from your face—can reflect the harmful UV rays of the sun. Here are a few more facts you’d probably be surprised to know.
Fact: Your gadgets are making your skin darker
A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examined the effects of prolonged exposure to mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and e-book readers from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The findings showed that the amount of UV ray exposure while using these gadgets increased to almost 85 percent, because they beam back harmful radiation from the sun (that can penetrate tinted windows, glass, and even water!) It’s like holding up a mirror to your face, under the sun. Yikes! These UV rays activate our skin’s melanin production, resulting in darker skin.
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