But aside from your usual stressors, we discovered that there are many things in your office that are actually damaging your skin and taking a toll on your beauty. Here are four of them:
1. Cigarette Smoke
This habit might feel like an effective stress-reliever, especially if you're dealing with a lot of issues or juggling tasks. Even if you're not a smoker yourself, passing by the smoking area still exposes you to the noxious gases that come from cigarettes.
Those fumes are known to activate collagen-destroying enzymes (MMPs) in the skin, which evetually leads to dull or dry skin.
2. Computer Screens
Yep, even your computer screen is doing a number on your complexion. Experts say that monitors emit high energy visible (HEV) light, which they suggest penetrates deeper into the skin, triggers an enzyme that impedes collagen production.
What can you do when every company is going digital and depending on these machines more and more? Can't let that ~fear~ of skin damage kill your career!
3. The AC
You're not sure if your office AC is meant to keep employees cool or to cryogenically preserve them for all eternity. One thing's for sure, though: cold air will dry out your skin, leaving it itchy, dull, and flaky—something you don't want your coworkers, bosses, or clients to look down on you for.
4. UV Rays
Everyone covets that corner office with the stunning skyline view, but there's a catch: the closer you are to a window, the more exposed you are to skin-damaging UVA rays, which glass windows can't filter out.
So yes, you NEED to stay protected using products with SPF even when you're indoors. Don't let your skin be exposed to damaging UV rays that could take a toll on your skin, making you look more haggard than what you feel.
Luckily, you have an ally against dry skin—NIVEA Extra White Firming Body Serum. It has 95% Vitamin C that noticeably helps whiten your skin, coenzyme Q10 that repairs skin cell damage and SPF33 that protects your skin against UV rays. The result? Visibly fairer and firmer skin in just 14 days! It's one of the great beauty essentials that can keep up with a fierce go-getter like you.