Working life brings with it a very specific set of skincare problems, especially if your job requires you to spend eight hours in an office. The dry air-conditioned air can desiccate your skin, the glaring computer screen strains your eyes, and it’s always so darn hot during lunch hour!
These problems are easily remedied with skincare, but no matter how laid back your office may be, you can’t exactly dive into your full skincare routine at your desk. Sigh. #FirstWorldOfficeProblems.
But don’t worry! These are our smart solutions to your office skincare woes.
PROBLEM #1: The air-conditioning dries out your skin
This is the worst. You know how it goes: you start the day with your meticulous skincare routine, loading up on your toner, essence, serum, ampoule, moisturiser, and sunscreen. Great! Your skin is hydrated and happy, and you feel wonderful.
But at 3 pm, you start noticing the signs. Your face feels tight. You sneak a peek in the mirror and your skin is dull, sallow, drained of colour and life. When you touch it, it feels like paper. It’s the air! Air-conditioning can cause the humidity in the air to drop. That lack of moisture in the air dries out your skin.
SOLUTION: Moisturise. If you don’t want to be caught smearing moisturiser onto your face at your desk, use a facial spray or stick moisturiser. Hands-free and convenient!