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Fluorescent Lighting?

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Ok I always noticed this but don't know if there's anything to it, but: When I was in high school one thing that really annoyed me was how uncomfortably oily my skin got throughout the day. I always associated this with the overhead fluorescent lighting at school. Since I've started online school at home where I'm mostly exposed to natural light, my skin is way less oily. Like there are probably other, stronger factors but my skin rarely feels greasy anymore. And I felt that slimy feeling again when i went in for the SATs.

Am I just imagining this or what?

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When you go to school youre exposed to wind, sun, temperature changes, youre walking around all day long - all of these external aggressors will stimulate the sebaceous glands. When youre sitting at home on the computer all day, your body is much more relaxed - so are the sebaceous glands.

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Stuffy rooms generally make my skin much oilier and I can stay at home and remain clear for days and then after a full day of college, I start to breakout due to the heat and oil it generates.

So yeah, I agree with this wholly.

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Agreed. My skin is always less oily when I'm at home on the weekends. Also, the lights make my shiny skin look even worse. I hate fluorescent lighting. :(

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I was the exact same in high school. Eight hours under fluorescent light caused me to break out. In the summer months, I would wear long sleeves, because if I didn't, my arms would be covered acne breakouts. I pretty much forgot about it when I got out of school. A few years ago, I began working from home, and decided to buy some bright lighting to work in. The brightest I could find was a 3000 lumen CFL. (I shave my head these days) After one week, my head looked like a pizza, and my arms were breaking out again. I was not hot, walking a lot, leaving the house or anything. I am convinced it is the lighting. I gave the light bulb to the first person that would take it off my hands.

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strongsad.gifstrongsad.gifstrongsad.gifstrongsad.gif fluorescent light...one more thing to be paranoid about! eusa_think.gif

I supposed if red and blue UV lights can treat acne, then there might be an artificial light that can trigger it. Artificial light from computer screens and cell phones can also cause insomnia, so yeah, it could be a factor that impacts your skin somehow.

I'm sitting under fluorescent lighting as I type this...uh oh saywhat.gif

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