Office Habits that are
Making Your Skin Break Out
Have you been earning zits along with your pay checks? Don’t worry, even the best of us that stick to a strict facial regimen get annoying pimples. So you’ve probably got the face-washing part down, but adult acne is triggered by a multitude of causes. The office, for example, can breed terrible habits that cause nasty breakouts.
Quit these 8 to break your breakout cycle.
8. Things only seem worse than ever.
You’ve been choosing office deadlines over personal care for far too long. The longer you postpone washing your makeup brushes, the more chances you have of getting pimples. Don’t forget—your make up brushes are magnets for germs and oil. What’s five minutes of giving them a proper bath compared to the days (or even months) of dealing with a breakout? Wash them at least once a week!
7. Getting catty with colleagues
The office is a stressful environment as it is. And it’s no secret that stress triggers acne for most people. Do you really want to amplify the stress level with unnecessary drama? Deal with friction as professional and as quick as possible. It’s for your own good, specifically for your beauty’s sake.
6. Daydreaming with a pose similar to this:
Procrastinating again? Aside from delaying your much-needed beauty sleep, procrastinating with that pose brings zit-inducing bacteria to your face. Remember that your hands are in contact with various surfaces in the office, from your dusty laptop to your oily sandwich.
5. Overdoing the hair products
Pat yourself on the back for putting in the effort to look put together at the office. But make sure you don’t do so using an absurd amount of hair product. Pomades, gels or other greasy hair supplies can drip onto your skin and clog your pores. If you’ve been getting pimples along your hairline, then how you’ve been styling your hair may be the culprit.
4. Letting stress take over
Remember the line “keep calm and carry on” that everyone was obsessed with a thousand years ago? Turns out, the cliché actually makes pretty good beauty advice. Don’t let stress take over if you don’t want pimples to take over your face. Find an activity to release office tension like exercising, painting or maybe even dating a new bae.
3. Following the See Food Diet
Contrary to popular belief, what goes on inside the body actually affects skin more than exterior elements (like pollution, skincare and makeup). That means you need to change your diet if you’ve been breaking out more than usual.
That reminder is especially important if you’re already stressed from work and exposed to a dirty environment (perhaps during your commute to the office). Avoid over consumption of dairy, processed food and oily products. Stick to fruits, greens and whole grains.
2. Using a dirty office phone
When was the last time someone cleaned, let alone wiped, the office phone? Do you even remember the phone being sanitized in any form? Just imagine how much bacteria you’re pressing into your face as you telebabad with clients.
1. Marinating in layers of makeup
There’s nothing wrong with a healthy, natural dose of makeup. Some professions require it while for others, it’s a personal choice to bring out their best features. But when you’re working from dusk to dawn, make up becomes a problem.
Letting your face marinate in makeup for too long (aka every time you go on OT) is a fast ticket to clogged pores. Wear as minimal makeup as possible, and keep handy makeup-removing wipes at your office desk.
Guilty of any of these? Share your tips for avoiding office zits below!