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Unfortunate New Thing for Women to Be Wary of: Tech Neck

Photo: Shutterstock/AXL
Photo: Shutterstock/AXL

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If over-indulging at parties and slacking at the gym is the only thing you're stressing about this holiday season, think again: Net-a-Porter's magazine The Edit just filled us in on another thing we should all be worried about: the fact that hours spent hunched over a cell phone, tablet, or laptop is going to make our jawlines jowly.

Facialist Sarah Chapman explains "tech neck" to the mag: "We spend around 411 minutes a day looking at screens—that's a lot of time spent with your chin tucked under and your face tilted at a 45º angle. It's inevitably going to take its toll, causing slackening around the neck and deep skin creases."

The magazine lays out some solutions, including slathering on YSL's Forever Youth Liberator's dedicated jaw and neck serum, practicing "face yoga," or covering it up with clever bronzing techniques. The surgical route is a facelift that'll alter the contours of the jawline. At least there are options.
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