Is Your Cell Phone Causing Skin Issues?


Ahh, the beloved cellphone, a constant companion this day and age. From pockets, to bags, cup holders, counter tops, etc., these devices sure do get around! With all this shuffling from place to place, our phones tend to gather germs, bacteria, oils, makeup and dirt, along its journey in our day-to-day use.

A study by Charles Gerba Ph.D., a microbiologist from the University of Arizona back in 2012 found that it’s possible for a cellphone to carry 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats! WOW! (makes me think of the times I’ve dropped my phone on the floor, only to brush it off without a second thought) The mixture of oil, sweat, and bacteria may lead to skin irritations, foremost among them being acne. The build-up of contaminants on our phones can result in clogged pores. Pair this with the friction of having the phone up against our skin, it can be a recipe for inflammation.

Without cleaning our phones, we are constantly re-introducing these germs to our skin, which, of course undermines a great skincare routine. Take note to be more mindful when handling your phone, especially in these times of the COVID pandemic. In the flow of our busy days, “phone hygiene” can be neglected, but there are many ways to keep your devices sanitized.

Phone Cleaning Tips

Use of a lint free cloth

Avoid getting your device wet (avoid sprays when possible)

Try to clean or wipe device twice a day

Make sure device is UNPLUGGED while cleaning



*Research specific protocols for cleaning your particular mobile device, some manufacturers have support pages regarding sanitization.

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Donata’s content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any question you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on Donata’s website.


A. Carling is a passionate Health and Wellness Advocate as well as a Certified Fitness Professional.

- A. Carling -



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Donata Skinfood Reviews

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2013 reviews

A friend told me about Donatas Skinfood after I had been complaining about the effects PCOS has been putting on my skin. Hormonal acne is pain and everything I'd used in the past stopped working. I must say this soap smells really good it isn't drying out my face and all of my sebum has decreased DRAMATICALLY. Again a little goes a long way! I have started to use it on other problems areas on my body and I've never felt so clean love it!!

falling in love

I love this stuff a little goes a long way I made sure to purchase the sample in case I was not impressed. But the longevity of the little amount I have and the improvement it is already offering my skin has me in AWE. Will be a customer for life love this!


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Best thing I’ve ever come across

I’m so so fortunate that I came across this company from Instagram. This is my 20 day update & i suffered from some really bad acne scarring. In less than a month my spots have faded DRASTICALLY. I’m excited to see what it will look like in months to come.

Amazing products!

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