Small Screen Squinting Syndrome

Prevent Smart Phone, Tablet and Computer Facial Wrinkle Damage

Small Screen Squinting Syndrome -or- Computer Face

  • Women and men starting in their teenage years are spending many hours a day staring at their lap top, tablet, smart phone and /or smart watch screens. Compared to watching large screen TV’s or going to a movie theater, these small screens require concentration to stare and interact with them. Ms. Mimiko calls this squinting.
  • As we spend more time on smart phones in particular, this puts lots of strain on the underlying facial muscles of the forehead, between the eyebrows and corners of the eyes to focus on the screen.
  • All this squinting increases the formation of facial wrinkle lines and deepens them at any age.
  • Do you want to look like you have the facial wrinkle lines between your eyebrows and around your eyes of a 50-year old before you are 30? Defend yourself!
  • In addition to wearing toute nuit patches as directed while sleeping, Ms. Mimiko also recommends placing the patches between the eye brows and/or around the corners of the eyes while watching videos, playing games, reading or typing while squinting at small screen devices.
  • Ms. Mimiko wears them while she works, so should you!
  • Since the patches are light weight and nearly invisible hardly anyone will notice you are wearing them.
  • The patches take the strain off the underlying muscles to keep the skin flat so it slows down the formation of wrinkle lines caused by repetitive squinting.
  • Y-shape, Jet and Triangle are ideal patches to use.

11 Reasons You Might Have Premature Wrinkles & What To Do About It If You’re Unhappy
Oct 14, 2016 By Carolyn Steber BUSTLE

Reason 11: You Squint All Day Long

Take a moment and think about how often you squint into your computer screen. “Facial movements — like squinting, raising your eyebrows, or furrowing your brows — cause the muscles in those areas to contract, which makes the skin wrinkle,” dermatologist Melissa Piliang, M.D., told Sara Schwartz on HuffingtonPost.com. Getting your eyes checked can help, as can making the effort to catch yourself in act of squinting.

https://www.bustle.com/articles/188962-11-reasons-you-might-have-premature-wrinkles-what-to-do-about-it-if-youre-unhappy?utm_content=bufferdff29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Is Your Smartphone Aging Your Face Prematurely?
5 Maladies of the Digital Era
By Janet Allon AlterNet
August 24, 2015

Face it; we’re all addicted to our electronic devices. You might know a few lonely holdouts, determined to stay detached and live off the grid, but their numbers are diminishing. Most of us are living in an ever more wired world, dependent on instantaneous communication and information, and at a panicky loss when we can’t find our smartphones.

No one wants to hear it, but we’re paying a steep price for this behavior. Our tech habits are laying ruin to our physical and mental health and abilities. Being aware of the possible pitfalls is your first line of defense against premature aging, aches and diminished brain capacity. That and unplugging more often. Here are five digital maladies you should be aware of.

  1. Text Neck
  2. Hearing Loss
  3. Brain Scramble
  4. Computer Face
  5. Computer Vision Syndrome

Okay, enough about the brain. Spending inordinate amounts of time in front of a computer is ruining people’s looks! Your looks! Seriously, if that doesn’t convince you to take more screen breaks, we don’t know what will.

Cosmetic surgeons are reporting that more women are developing the dreaded “computer face,” a combination of permanent frown lines, wrinkles around the eyes from squinting, jowls (jowls!) and double necks from looking down for long periods of time.

“If you spend most of the time looking down then the neck muscles shorten and go saggy, eventually giving you a second neck,” cosmetic surgeon Michael Prager told the Daily Mail [15]. And because when people work and are under stress they frequently wear serious or even grumpy expressions on their faces, those lines are becoming permanently etched on younger faces.

The solution: Get up, stretch your neck, change your expression, move your screen to eye level. And Botox, of course, according to plastic surgeons, anyway.No word yet on the long term effects of the dreaded “selfie face,” but it can’t be good.

You’re probably ready for a break from the screen right about now…

http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/your-smartphone-aging-your-face-prematurely-5-maladies-digital-era