Let's Face It... Cell Phones are Filthy

Let’s Face It… Cell Phones are Filthy

Written By Samantha Dym, Contributing Author.

Do you wash your cell phone before each use? Of course you don’t. How could you? Our cell phones ring and buzz constantly. We forget that our phone is something we put up to our faces several times each day.

It has become very common for dermatologists to see breakouts along the upper jaw line and the outer ear. The area never gets a fair chance to heal. That’s because it gets damaged by bacteria over and over again, which can lead to hyper-pigmentation and scarring over time. Cell phones are dirtier than toilets because they’re exposed to so much bacteria. The combination of electronics keeping the germs warm and proximity to your mouth with saliva and makeup will turn your handset into a swarm of microbes, including Staphylococcus aureus, frequently found in the human respiratory tract and on the skin. This is responsible for pimples, boils, pneumonia, and meningitis.

It is recommended that cleaning your phone daily with an antibacterial wipe will go a long way in protecting your skin and your overall health. Remember… cell phones are delicate and don’t adjust well to wetness or humidity. A gentle wipe down will get the job done.