Moon, Lark, Slumber, Mayfair, Hudson or Rise! Which filter makes your selfies look the prettiest on Instagram?

Rowan Atkinson, better known to us as Mr. Bean was probably the first person who introduced us to selfies back in90’s.

At that point, selfies weren’t the talk of town but today they certainly are, thanks to our smartphones.

That front camera and dozens of filters available to adorn our selfies with, it is hard to resist the need to take some selfies.

Snapping yourself once in a while is perfectly fine but obsessing over taking selfies everyday indicates a problem. Are you a narcissist, are you forever alone, or are do you possess a low self-esteem? While social media photograph filters help you look at your best for your online presence, in real-time your love for selfies is damaging your skin.

Dermatologists claim that the electromagnetic radiations and light rays emitted by the smartphone screens are harmful for your skin cells. Yes, your flawless selfies are deceiving you. These selfies are giving you the illusion of being a flawless beauty on one hand. But, on the contrary, they are speeding up your skin ageing. As ageing is paced up, you are likely to develop wrinkles sooner than other people who are not ‘chronic-selfie snappers’.

Prior to speaking at the Facial Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition (FACE), Medical Direction of the Linia Skin Clinic in Harley Street Dr Simon Zoakei said that this finding is particularly important for people who take a lot of selfies.

Looking at the damage caused to your skin, experts can also tell which hand you use to take your selfies. That observation skill is a little too much but it fortifies the fact that taking selfies causes your skin cells to damage.

Owing to the different wavelength, this damage cannot be contained by the use of sunscreen lotions. But good skin moisturizers and facial scrubs can come in handy for reducing this damage.

Sorry for being a killjoy but sometimes things just have to be spelled out to humans.