Use A Laptop Computer? Beware Of Toasted Skin Syndrome


Updated 12/11/14. Along with technology’s innovative sides comes a new skin condition. They are calling it “toasted skin syndrome” which occurs when a person is continually resting their laptop on their upper thighs. The heat increases melanin production and stimulates a brown discoloration. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve heard me talk about how heat can bring out brown spots in the skin – now this same thing is occurring in the legs. I recently posted about this syndrome on Facebook, and several people commented that they did in fact have this happen to them, so there must be many affected.  Crazy, but true!

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The solution. While it is certainly obvious that you should discontinue keeping your laptop on your thighs, you can exfoliate the skin daily in the shower with a gentle loofah glove or this Exfoliating Body Cloth which helps to break down damaged pigmented cells, followed with a thin coat of Vitamin C & E Treatment which acts as a natural skin lightener to expedite the fading process. These measures (along with time) will make for a quick recovery, helping to restore skin back to its natural even-toned state.

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