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Skin Care At Office

Discussion in 'Face & Skin Care' started by sunkan, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    Are you a working girl? Do you step out of home in the early hours and spend more time in office than at home?

    Chances are you do not have enough time to look after your skin. Right? Do you neglect your skin care?

    Here are a few tips on how to keep your skin healthy even during office hours.

    Note: Men had better pay attention too -- most of these tips are as useful for you!

    Air conditioning

    Extreme temperatures are bad for your skin. Air conditioning is known to sap moisture from your skin. Turn the AC vents away if they are directly pointing at your desk. Keep a small bottle of moisturiser in your desk drawer and apply it every two to three hours.

    Sunscreens and antiglare

    If your workstation is near a window and you keep the venetian blinds, make sure you use a sunscreen and put up an antiglare film on the window pane. Long hours of indirect sunlight too, can add tan.

    Water, please

    Keep a bottle of water on your desk to remind yourself to drink enough. Most office goers suffer from dehydration, as they get too engrossed in work to pay attention to the body's thirst signals. This eventually tells on your skin.

    Clean up

    Wash your face during lunch hour and let it breathe for half an hour before reapplying make-up. If possible, carry cleansing pads and use them to remove the layered grease and natural oils, as these block pores and aggravate blackheads and acne.

    Go easy on beverages

    Do not overdose on coffee to keep your mind razor sharp all day. Switch to tea instead. With its skin friendly antioxidants, it's a much healthier option.

    Blink, blink

    Don't stare too long at your computer screen. Ultraviolet radiation from these screens can cause tanning and dark circles under your eyes. Fix an antiglare coating on your computer screen and use sunscreen, but the best bet is to limit your hours of exposure.

    Say no to grease

    Going for a power lunch with business associates? Remember to stick to salads without oil-based dressings or ask for dressing on the side. Fresh greens and tomatoes, loaded with vitamins and minerals are much better for your skin, than gorging on greasy, heavy curries and gooey desserts. If you carry your lunch to office from home, make sure you include fruit in your lunch bag everyday.

    Take your medications

    If you are already under treatment for some skin problems, carry your medication with you and apply it as often as prescribed. Don't skip a medication application because you're at work for long hours -- this might make all the difference between success and failure of your treatment.


    Smoke not

    Stay away from 'smoking clubs' who grab a cigarette during coffee breaks. Cigarette smoke is poison for your body -- and that includes your skin.

    Your feet need air

    Slip off your shoes under the table when doing desk work for long hours. Airing out your feet considerably decreases chances of fungal foot infections common in those who wear closed-toe shoes for long periods of time.

    Habit wise

    Make skincare a part of your daily routine. It will take some initial effort but once these habits become a part of your regime, you'll be able to maintain your looks and keep your skin problem-free with ease.

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  2. shaa

    shaa New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    That was a fantastic post...very useful and quite exhaustive as well.:thankyou2:

    In addition I would be really happy if you could give some tips for those working in night shifts as well.
    As Iam one, I would love to learn some easy and effective ways to maintain the glow on my skin..:smile: .


    Keep posting,
    Luv.
     
  3. aishu22

    aishu22 Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Sunkan,
    Lovely post :) Absolutely necessary for people like me....I seldom do a skin care wen at work.Will try to follow ur kutti kutti suggesstions !!
     
  4. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    dear aishu,
    kutti kutti thanks to u..as u liked it so much..sunkan
     
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    Dear Sunkan ma'am,
    Nice post indeed.........as if written for us........
    What should I complement you.........you are really an all rounder from snippets to jokes to beauty care to science and medical updates.........and what not.......gr8 work ma'am.
    regards.
     
  6. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    thanku meeta,
    i am jack of all trade master of none.. as long as i can cover a lot of issues it would do great for me..sunkan
     
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    Makeup for Office

    Hi,

    I am not sure what kind of skin I have
    My face becomes very dry and is full of white flakes like thing which u get when it is dry ...so i tried moisturizer ,dry cream ...nothing helps ....
    Also my face becomes very dull .....and in office everybody asks whether I am sick :-(
    So I started using Revlon foundation cream ....I apply dry cream and this foundation cream ...my face looks very bright for 30 mts ...afterwards i dont know where all those cream goes...i look really very dull ....I thought maybe becos of the dry cream and tried applying foundation without that ...but still no use ....

    Anybody Pls hlep me ...on what to do or what cream to use ? and how to apply mild makeup which will last for atleast for few hrs ...
     
  8. Indian_Rani

    Indian_Rani Junior IL'ite

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    Re: Makeup for Office

    One day I was late and didnt wear makeup and others told me I look tired :)

    I would suggest not piling on too much because you want to look professional. For work, I wear foundation, a powder over it, a neutral eyeshadow, pencil eyeliner, a creme blush and mascara. The colors are not too dark. That may sound like a lot but isnt really. It depends on the shades.

    Maybe that brand doesn't work for you or its the wrong shade. I use Lancome mousse foundation, Loreal HIP creme blush, Covergirl eyeshadows, covergirl eye pencil. Department store makeup can be a little spendy but I always found out that its worth it. The makeup lasts long and it is good quality makeup. Lancome and MAC are my favorites.
     
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    Re: Makeup for Office

    Maybe the makeup doesnt work with your skin type or you arent 'setting' it correctly. Go to a department store (macys, nordstorm) and talk to the beauty consultants. I found that MAC and Clinique work best with my skin tone/type. Some of my friends like Estee Lauder as well.

    Get a long wearing sheer foundation and a loose powder to 'set' it. I like Clinique's 'perfectly real' foundation. And I also have their "Super powder" which works both like a foundation and powder, depending on how its used.

    For work, I first cleanse and then moisturize. Its important to let the moisturizer sink into your skin first, so give it some time. Then apply foundation- with a brush. You'll get much better results using a brush. After this 'set' the foundation by lightly brushing with some loose powder. I also use eyeliner (loreal's basic brown) along the inner lids and then some mascara. (Body Shop's black) For the lips use, a sheer natural lipstick or lipgloss.
     
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    Re: Makeup for Office

    Thanks Rani and Rationale !
    I tried Revlon for dry skin and has given me better results.
    Thanks a lot guys !
     

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