Dead Skin Cells Could be Gunking Up Your Computer

This may be the grossest news you hear all day, but according to a  Best Buy Geek Squad guy, the reason your computer is running so slowly  could be your dead skin cells. It turns out, when it flakes off, it  could be gunking up your computer. So in addition to temporary Internet  files and unused apps, the skin you shed could be making it crawl along.

"A lot of dust, food, and other junk builds up in your computer and especially your fans inside your computer," Geek Squad’s Adam Silkey explains. "Those are what keeps your computer cool and keeps it speedy."

And that “dust” and “other junk” he’s talking about? It’s mainly dead  skin. While it’s normal to shed skin cells, not using cans of  compressed air regularly to spray off the buildup on your computer could  eventually cause it to clog up the fan, Silkey says. And now that we  know, let’s all give our keyboards a good wipe down with some Lysol  wipes and spray our computers clean with compressed air. Sounds like  they could all use it.

Source: Allure