Dr Anjali Mahto explains how selfies can cause premature ageing
Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist at Highgate Private Hospital and the Cadogan Clinic told OK! Online: “HEV light penetrates the skin more deeply than UV light.
“This has the knock-on effect of causing DNA damage within these cells and activating enzymes (matrix metalloproteinases) that break down fibres that give the skin support. Over time, this can result in fine lines, wrinkles, and premature ageing.
“HEV light causes silent damage as it does not trigger redness or swelling in the same way as ultraviolet radiation.”
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