Avoid Skin Problem At Work

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

If you are being bothered by skin conditions, it is quite possible that your work environment is a principal source of dryness, lack of sunlight and stress that manifests in poor skin. This article discusses the things to consider in your work environment that will help to maintain healthier skin. Not only will the suggestions in this article benefit your skin but will also improve your general health and well-being in the work environment.
Assess your workspace. Do you work in an environment that involves air-conditioning and heating for long periods of time? Do you work in a place where you cannot open the windows or where there are no windows in close proximity? The lack of fresh air and sunlight can have a detrimental impact on your skin. If your environment is lacking in good ventilation and is high on artificial cooling and heat, it is highly likely that your skin is suffering as a result of the environment.
Moisturise. It is important to moisturise skin no matter what; keep a moisturiser in the desk drawer or top shelf at work and use it regularly during the day. This will help to prevent the dry air from robbing it of moisture.
Use water as a humidifer. If you don't have access to a humidifer, try a simple handmade solution of filling a bowl with water and leaving it on your desk or in a tucked-away corner. In addition, drink water regularly throughout the day. Avoid having too many caffeinated drinks, preferring water for most of your hydration.
Take breaks. It is important to take regular breaks from working at the desk, till or counter. When it is possible, schedule regular breaks to stretch and exercise. Maintaining your body weight is an important step to keeping healthy skin.

Go outside. Get some fresh air where you can. Getting outside will give your skin a break from the artificial air environment and gives your skin a break. Not only do your skin cells get a refresher from the outside air but it will lower your body temperature, which helps improve your skin.
Take computer breaks. Sitting at a computer all day is not only a source of problems for posture and mind exhaustion but it can also impact the health of your skin. If your skin is red, blotchy and puffy, it may be as a result of sitting for too long and being faced with the computer visuals and radiation. Take regular breaks and use screen covers on your monitor.
De-stress. Stress can manifestly outwardly in the skin. It can lead to break-outs in the form of acne, dry skin, eczema, and other skin problems. If stress is a regular part of your job and you find that your skin is reflecting this, it is a sign that you need to manage stress better and learn coping techniques that don't result in your body being ravaged. Listen to your body and make the changes needed; maybe even leaving the current job you're in, whether it be a change of career or a promotion or change of company, perhaps your skin is trying to tell you what your conscious mind will not.
Keep active. There is nothing better than exercise for healthy results. Use work as a gym of sorts - take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk or cycle to work instead of driving (if you cannot do so, park further away and walk or get off the bus a couple of stops earlier), walk your documents to a client in another department instead of asking someone to collect them and take a few stretches at the water cooler.
Have the air-conditioning or heating inspected. If the artificial air feels uncomfortable for any reason, e.g., too hot, too cold or blowing too hard etc., have the system inspected. Most workplaces have occupational health and safety procedures in place to enable staff to request such inspections. If not, seek a response from upper management, building management or another source of support that might be able to intervene. It is important that cooling and heating are set at an appropriate temperature to enable comfortable working.
Open windows and doors where possible. If you work in an environment that does have windows that can be opened, open them! Encourage your workplace to consider replacing sealed windows with ones that can be opened. Scientific studies have shown many times that indoor air is a lot unhealthier than external air, so if you can get a good exchange of healthier air coming in and less healthy air passing out, this can only be a good outcome!

Add a reminder post-it note to your computer screen or work pile to take a break now and then and to moisturise your skin!
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