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The Reasons Your Workplace Can Wreak Havoc on Your Skin

We all know how demanding our office jobs can be. A job in an office setting means sitting in front of the computer for hours most days of the week. This, however, can have a negative effect on your skin; too much strain being exerted on the surface of our bodies results in redness and dryness of sensitive skin, along with other skin conditions. 

The good news? You can keep your skin healthy by being aware of the things that can contribute to poor skin health in the office. So, what are they? 

The Temperature

Did you know that the temperature in your office can contribute to poor skin health? There’s rarely an office with the perfect temperature—almost always, it’s either too hot or too cold. There are offices that have uneven temperatures because of their floor size. When there’s a lack of ideal temperature in the workplace, it will usually result in dry and flaky skin because it can suck out the moisture in the air, leaving nothing for your skin. 

The Lights

Most offices have the worst lights that are usually stark and fluorescent. They don’t only make you look unattractive, but these lights can irritate the skin. On the other hand, if your workspace doesn’t have enough lights, it could cause headaches and eye strain, leading to wrinkles and fine lines. 

The Germs

Offices can be a breeding ground for germs that can be found on surfaces, walls, and many more. If the office doesn’t undergo regular cleaning services, these germs can affect your skin health, irritate it, and lead to other illnesses. 

The Caffeine

Whether it’s in the form of coffee or soda, offices have a knack for keeping their employees caffeinated. There’s always an endless supply of caffeine in the office, and as employees consume them, sometimes, they just go overboard. Therefore, too much caffeine in the body can make the skin dry and scaly. 

The Air

Did you know that the dry and recycled air inside the workplace can cause skin dryness, flaking, itching, irritation, and a lot more? This is why many offices are investing in humidifiers and air purifiers to increase air quality. 

The Seating

How many hours do you sit in front of your desk at the office? Perhaps, you spend most of your day seated, right? Indeed, there are many health risks that come with it, and it can impact your skin. 

The Sun

Sure, natural lighting is good, but if there’s not enough UV protection on office windows, you can get the Vitamin D your body needs, along with the harmful UV rays, too! UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin, which is why you need to apply sunblock and reapply throughout the day.

Here’s to a Healthier Skin

Skin isn’t something we always think about until something goes wrong. But it’s important to your appearance and your daily comfort to be aware of how it’s faring, especially if you spend a lot of time in a work environment, where the air is dry, and you’re stressed out from deadlines. 

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