Conventional offices are not exactly the best for our complexion, barring what we already know about how stress accelerates the aging of our skin, worklife damages your skin as well.
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Sitting in an office all day is drying out your skin
Offices are almost always either too hot or too cold, it’s never just right. Even if you are lucky and don’t deal with either issue, the air is dry and recycled. Unfortunately, that air creates a lack of moisture in your skin. Over time the lack of moisture will cause your skin to be dry and flaky.
The most important thing is to make sure you’re staying hydrated and grab a glass of water in between your coffee runs Try and get into a routine of moisturizing your skin throughout the day or look into getting a facial spray that will not only hydrate your skin, but also refresh and cool you down.
Staring at screens all day cause eye issues
We were not made to look at screens all day, it’s not good for our eyes or the skin around them!
Dry eyes from eye strain can be helped by using eye drops! Eye drops instantly relieve your eyes by reintroducing moisture into them and causing you to squint less. Using an eye cream at night is a great way to soothe the skin under your eyes.
If puffy eyes is your problem, checkout this post.
The lighting is not doing you any favors
Sitting in fluorescent lighting all day means you leave the office looking washed out and might even leave your skin irritated.
Find time to get outside at least once a day. Your skin needs Vitamin D! Have that lunch meeting outside!
Germs are everywhere
Office surfaces are hotbeds for all kinds of bacteria. You have to remember that you are sharing this space (printers, phones and bathrooms) with multiple other people. This can cause all sorts of issues from skin irritation and blemishes to illness.
Wash your hands as much as possible, especially if you tend to touch your face a lot. Try and talk on the phone with earphones instead so that the bacteria from the phone doesn’t transfer to your face.
Take a minute to think about all the places we take our phones and the surfaces we put them down on! Gross!