Customising your daily beauty arsenal to suit your work routine will boost your complexion and your productivity
We’re willing to bet on it that you haven’t left the office recently and thought ‘WOW my skin looks good.’ In-fact it’s more than likely that most days you leave the office you wonder how on earth your make-up has slipped that far down your face or why your dark circles looked so much more pronounced than when you left the house that morning.
One thing we know for sure is that offices aren’t conducive to brilliant skin. First there’s the harsh air-con and drying central heating, then there’s the fact the large majority of us spend our days in-front of a screen or with HEV emitting phones close to hand, not to mention the long hours and copious cups of tea and coffee. None of which are at the top of any Derm’s wishlist for healthy, glowy skin. But don’t panic, we’ve scoured the beauty halls to create this edit of the best products out there to combat the most common office skincare woes – whatever your work-life routine.
So keep scrolling to see our pick of the top five beauty products you need to invest in now…
Best for: city slickers
In just 15 minutes, this seaweed-based sheet mask can help to purify and detox skin regularly exposed to rush-hour pollution particles.
Best for: commuters
Hot, crowded trains or buses can leave a greasy film on your face, causing blocked pores. Twice a week, apply this soothing clay exfoliator to help neutralise acidity, mop up excess oil and slough off dead cells.
Best for: night shifts
If a busy schedule means regularly pulling an all-nighter, keep a bottle of this handy. Packed full of essential oils and skin-softening orange blossom, you only need a quick spritz to brighten a tired face.
Best for: in-office dehydration
Air-con can wreak havoc with your skin’s moisture levels. Try this serum with hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water, plus provides a potent hit of vitamin E.
Best for: screen addicts
Laptops and phones emit HEV or blue light, which is proven to cause oxidative damage to the skin. Apply a shot of this multitasking SPF in the morning to help shield your complexion.