Ever wondered if your smartphone was giving you wrinkles?
Over recent years, there's been a surge in people resorting to cosmetic surgery to deal with deep wrinkles on their necks. It started with young people in Asia (20 - 30 year olds) and is now spreading as the digital world expands its global reach. Welcome to the 'text neck' syndrome! Crippling back and neck pain caused by bending over our smartphones for hours on end. And that's not all. Being hunched over a screen causes deep horizontal wrinkles to appear on our necks and can give usdouble chins at an early age .But don't panic. It may be a widespread concern, but there are plenty of ways to deal with the text neck problem.
According to latest statistics, adult Brits spend around 2 1/2 hours a day hunched over their tablet or mobile. The result? Deep neck wrinkles! To limit their appearance, we need to start changing our habits. First of all, don't bend over your device - hold it at eye level. To avoid a stiff neck, regularly stretch it by turning your head from left to right, gently rotating it as well as looking up and down. And if you want to ease your aching shoulders and improve your posture, then there's nothing better than a yoga or Pilates session.
We all know that we need to moisturise morning and night. So, if you're glued to your phone, adopt a beauty routine that usestreatments packed with vitamin C. Creams, serums, lotions, masks... The antioxidant properties of vitamin C will zap wrinkles and prevent sagging skin. There are even anti-wrinkle treatments designed to combat text necks by filtering the blue rays that devices emit - these rays are just as damaging as UVA and UVB rays!
We're always being told to moisturise our necks and cleavage, but what you may not know is that there are creams designed to target this zone - just like eye and lip contour treatments. Neck skin is thinner that facial skin and has fewer sebaceous glands, meaning it dries out more easily So religiously moisturise to tone up skin on this fragile part of the body.