Workaholics anonymous: is your career affecting your skin?
If your skin’s starting to suffer just as your career’s beginning to take off, it might not be down to mere coincidence.
Read on to find out how taking things slower at work can help your skin to look - and feel - better.
Working girl: bad habits to avoid
We’re all aware of the impact that a pressure-filled work environment can have on skin’s appearance, but that doesn’t mean that we should ignore the cumulative effects of long-term fatigue or low-level stress. Over time, a long, stressful commute can expose skin to damage caused by pollution, a key factor in the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and other problems, as well as potentially increasing the likelihood of UV damage. What’s more, stressful working environments or regularly staying late can interfere with a healthy sleep pattern, hindering our skin’s ability to repair itself. This can lead to a breakdown when it comes to cell hydration and blood flow, leaving the complexion looking pale, dull or puffy.
Change your lifestyle, help your skin
Improving the ways our body responds to stress and ensuring we get enough shut-eye are key when it comes to improving our skin’s health, as well as our overall wellbeing. If you find yourself with too much work on your hands at the end of a long day, exercise can help you to feel better physically and mentally, as well helping your body to prepare itself for sleep. Just make sure to properly rehydrate your skin post-workout, to avoid exacerbating dryness that often comes with tiredness. Vichy Mineralizing Water is not only ideal for topically hydrating skin after a session at the gym, but has been proven to help with epidermal regeneration – typically one of the first things to suffer when tiredness begins to affect the complexion.
Of course, it’s well known that poor eating habits can negatively affect skin quality, so it’s important to take the time to eat away from your desk. Instead of reaching for a sandwich or unhealthy snack, a lunch rich in fresh fruit and vegetables will help boost your skin’s antioxidant levels, helping to repair damage caused by pollution and UV rays - as well as helping you avoid that mid-afternoon dip in energy levels. Finally, sitting in front of a computer for hours on end without taking a break can leave you feeling tired and sluggish, so keep refreshed with a spritz of Vichy Mineralizing Water whenever you start to flag. After all, a healthy body starts with a healthy mind.