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How to prevent spots: Top 5 skincare tips for the office

June 19, 2015 by Works with Water
skincare tips for the office

How to prevent spots: Top 5 skincare tips for the office…

Today we’ve collected together some of our top tips for keeping your skin looking fresh, healthy and spot-free if you’re an office worker who’s prone to acne and suffers from a tired-looking complexion.

1. Keep phones and office equipment clean

It may sound unpleasant, but ever thought how much bacteria is on phones, your keyboard, pens, light switches, printers that the whole of the office share?

We bet there’s a LOT! 

You only have to touch one of these surfaces and then touch your face to transfer the bacteria to your skin. Of course this doesn’t mean you’ll immediately get spots. But it does increase the chance of developing acne if you’re prone to excessive sebum (the oil on the surface of the skin), as this mixes with bacteria and gets clogged up in pores – and that’s how blemishes are formed.

The answer? Keep any equipment you use clean. If you’d rather not hose down communal objects or electrical ones, just be careful about touching shared items and then touching your face first. Which brings us onto our next point…

2. Wash your hands regular or carry antibacterial gel

Catch bacteria before it wrecks havoc on your complexion. Wash your hands regularly. If you can’t move from your desk much throughout the day, buy a decent antibacterial gel instead.

3. Don’t just leave your skincare routine at home

You may think that you have to run through your skincare habits in the morning and then leave your routine again until the night.

But with our help: clear skin and help: beautify skin supplements that doesn’t have to be the case. help: clear skin is formulated specifically to address spots and acne by reducing the bacteria we produce on our skin.  Just mix a sachet into your mid-morning drink over a period of 4-6 weeks and see the improvement in your skin. Nothing could be simpler.

help: beautify skin jelly is developed to improve the quality of your skin gradually, making it appear plumper and more youthful with the help of 100 per cent natural ingredients CoEnzyme Q10, hydrolysed marine collagen and resveratrol. A tasty, refreshing ready-to-eat ‘skin treat’ that you can eat on-the-go any time of day.

4. Don’t lean on your hands or chew things (!)

If you don’t have any quirky office habits, this will seem like crazy advice. But many people lean their face on their hands when tired, meaning the surface of their hands transfers oil and bacteria build up onto their face.

Many others tend to chew pens. An office habit many of us turn to when we’re tired! But they could be leading to breakouts in specific parts of your face.

So notice where you get spots and try to put two and two together next time you’re slouching on your hands or noticing breakouts around your mouth. Are they connected?

5. Eat healthy snacks

Offices can be notorious for sweet snacks and chocolate-y temptations! But even if it’s someone’s birthday you don’t need to pig out on treats. Not only will they cause spikes in your energy levels, they could also lead to you piling on the pounds or leave your skin looking more dull and even more oily if you’re prone to excessive oil and skin irritation. Instead, arrive armed with healthy snacks that you can munch on throughout the day to stop you from picking at communal food.

Try chopping up vegetables, like cucumber and carrot, into sticks and eating them when you need an afternoon pick-me-up.

Gradually introducing good-for-you treats over sugary ones will improve your mood and your skin

Do you have any top office tips for keeping your skin looking glowing and fresh throughout the day? Please share in the comments below. 

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