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Does sitting infront of the computer affect my skin?
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Does sitting infront of the computer affect my skin?

Ever since I am a teenage, my skins became darker and darker every year. My mom kept telling me that it is because I have been sitting in front of the computer for too long. The Average time i sit in front of my computer is about 8 hours, sometimes even more. My face became really dark, and so is my entire arm. Is this the cause of my skin turning black?

P.S.
I am taking Baraclude, and i asked my doctor he said it's probably not the the effect of the drug.
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Hi,

I dont think sitting in front of the computer could be the cause of your symptoms. It could be due to sun exposure or hormonal imbalance , etc. Hyperpigmentation Removal treatments are used to eradicate darkened areas of the skin which may result from hormones, sun damage, injuries, skin-type characteristics, medications and more.  Hyperpigmentation lesions can be anything from melasma/cholasma often attributed to pregnancy or hormonal imbalances to freckles.

The treatments vary from melanin blocking agents combined with topical medications such as Retin A which causes the body to exfoliate the skin to rid the body of the hyperpigmentation while prohibiting new melanin production to laser treatments.  The treatments wholly depend upon your needs and skin type.  

For standard non-hormone induced hyperpigmentations Hydroquinone usually reduces or removes hyperpigmentations very effectively. It is a bleaching agent. Also always use sunscreen/sunblock as dark areas on exposure to sunlight turn darker still. For some patients with severe hyperpigmentation,surgical and cosmetic intervention may help.

You can access more information on the foll. website
http://www.yestheyrefake.net/hyperpigmentation.htm

Wearing sunscreen and avoiding the use of abrasive cleansers and cosmetics for the face may help. Get enough sleep and eat a balanced diet everyday.

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing.

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