According to a new study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, your smart phone may in fact house all kinds of bacteria you'd normally never want near your face.
780 swab samples were taken, half from cell phones and half from people's hands, t conduct this study. According to the results, 92 percent of the subjects' hands and 82 percent of their phones had bacteria on them.
Since bacteria are the leading cause of acne, this could be a very bad thing. NYC dermatologist Debra Jamilan, M.D., says that cleaning your phone screen off regularly is essential. Getting into the gross details, holding your phone up to your face causes a mechanical stimulation that triggers your glands to produce more oil. The bacteria from the screen paired with the heat that your phone gives off mixes together and results in blemishes on your face.
I'd recommend wiping your phone off twice a day after hearing this.
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