Forget sunburns. The latest in skin ailments comes not from the sun, but rather, from your computer.
It’s called laptop burn. The syndrome from which this is borne – technically called Toasted Skin Syndrome, to be exact – is caused by the heat that emanates from your laptop.
Many a laptop user will prop the device atop his or her lap (hence the “lap” in laptop) – where temperatures can reach up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit!
In fact, chronic or prolonged laptop-on-lap usage can, evidently, increase a user’s chance for skin cancer on the affected area. Yikes!
The solution? Invest in a laptop case or a portable laptop desk.
How do you use your laptop? Do you protect your legs by using a laptop desk?