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The Battle Against Airconditioning: Office Skincare Tips

For those of you who get to spend your working day outside and in the sun – we envy you. For the rest of us, who work from an office, we’ve got your back. Whilst the office provides caffeine, a controllable climate and protection from the rain, it’s not the best for our skin. We think this is why you need some office skincare tips, just to ensure your skin is always on top form.

Are Offices Really That Bad For Your Skin?

In a nut shell, yes. You may not know it but the harsh air-conditioning can suck any remaining moisture out of the skin, which isn’t ideal when you’ve spent time on your grooming routine. It also provides you with the perfect opportunity to snack throughout the day, whilst that may seem great, your snack choices may be effecting your skin. We’re here for you – we have a couple of tips to help prevent skin dehydration even in the most frigid air-conditioned environments.

Keep Hydrated

We’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth mentioning again. Water is essential in keeping your skin hydrated. If you’re feeling dehydrated on the inside, it will definitely show on the outside. Whilst it may be easy to say ‘drink more water’, let’s face it, water can get a bit boring. Try adding slices of fresh fruit to your water, it’ll give it that extra kick. You could even snack on some water dense fruits and vegetables, including watermelon, celery and strawberries.

Top Up The Moisture

Moisturising is key in any office environment. You’re sitting indoors for most of the day, and air conditioning can dehydrate your skin. It’s good practice to top up your moisturiser over lunch, however if this is too heavy for your skin, try a moisturising mist to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.

Stretch and Stroll

Your skin is more adaptable than you think. Even though it may become dehydrated in heavily air-conditioned offices, step outside into the humid fresh air to give your skin a break. This will also help your overall health, so make sure you take a little stroll on your lunch break and stretch your legs.

Snack for Luminosity and Elasticity

This ties in well with keeping hydrated. What you snack on during the day, can have a knock-on effect on your skin. We all know that there are days where all you want to do is reach for a cookie, however if your skin is taking a turn for the worst, try snacking on dark chocolate or walnuts. Dark chocolate helps to increase skins luminosity, whilst walnuts help to improve skins elasticity.

Make Sure You Use Protection

You may think you don’t have to worry about UV rays if you’re indoors all day, but you’re wrong. UVA rays which cause ageing of the skin, can pass through windows. This can lead to premature ageing, hyper-pigmentation and wrinkles. If you have SPF in your moisturiser, you’re set. Otherwise, find yourself a lightweight SPF to protect your skin daily.

We also wrote about how to keep your skin fresh, even when hungover. Check it out!



International Editor

Grooming is universal and innovative shaving techniques, skincare products and haircare essentials are developed around the globe. As a citizen of the world and passionate traveller I will feature the latest global grooming trends and bring you inspiration from the beauty capitals of the world. You will learn everything from traditional Japanese shaving techniques used in Tokyo to the latest new organic moisturiser from the small town of Helsingborg in Sweden.

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