Two parallel lines you see between two eyes. It is sign of aging. It is generally developed in 50s. It was shocking for me to see college going youth developed those linings!

Obviously, I knew the culprit. It is damn excessive screen time (mobile, laptop, TV). More screen time during night. More exposure to artificial light.

“Computer Face/Smarphone Face”

In September 2010, the Daily Mail published an interesting report. According to a leading cosmetic surgeon, professionals who sit for hours in front of the computer—and who tend to squint, frown, or remain in one position for a long period of time—are at a greater risk for the appearance of premature aging.

That means accelerated fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines, turkey neck, deep wrinkles, and jowls. In fact, office workers were the most likely to show signs of premature aging.

Here are some of the potential problems:

  • If you frown or squint when concentrating—you may end up with premature frown lines.
  • Sitting in one position too long can increase risk of jowls.
  • If you look down a lot, neck muscles can shorten and sag—turkey neck.
  • Younger men and women are aging more quickly because of the heavy use of information technology.

So far, this is a phenomenon touted only by cosmetic surgeons, who claim to be seeing more and more younger patients with these types of effects. We have yet to see any real scientific study on the matter, but these early warnings may be worth heeding, considering how badly the muscles in the rest of our body react to endless sitting.

The obvious cure for smartphone face or Computer face isn’t costly surgery or treatments. It’s giving up my smartphone and all of its apps.

Reduce your screen time before it is too late! Detox teens around you or else soon we will see aged youth all around!