Oh yes! They're out there. Who knew? I haven't experienced any breakouts or skin irritation, but earlier reports didn't cease to remind us that cell phones are dirtier than our toilet seat. Gross! If a little soap and water doesn't do the trick (and you happen to live in New York), check out Completely Bare Spa who offers a Purifying Plus Facial especially made for cell-phone users:
From Upper East:
“I noticed that I was using my cell phone more and more, and on just one side of my face. The dirt build-up was causing breakouts,” says Cindy Barshop, owner of Completely Bare Spa. “That’s when we knew we had to come up with a facial designed to clear cell-phone clog,” says Barshop.
And — voila! — a month ago, the Purifying Plus Facial (70 minutes, $185) emerged. Using HP polarized currents and light-emitting diodes (that kill bacteria instantly on contact), this facial clears up acne and reduces hyper-pigmentation instantly. “We use advanced technology so you don’t have to wait to see the results. You see the improvements to your skin as you leave the spa,” says Barshop, who opened her Upper East Side location about seven years ago.
But now more and more spas are jumping on the bandwagon offering services tailored for tired techies, and acne-prone cell phone users. Upper East has a listing of spas in New York who will buff and shine your face for a hefty price. I don't know about you, but the thought of spending $200 on a facial will only motivate me to scrub harder. Work that soap into the pores.