While you may feel the effects of your work schedule on other areas of your life, you may not be aware of how it affects the vitality & look of your skin. Your skin can actually develop conditions, including acne and dryness, because of the many pollutants present in the workplace. Learn about the ways in which your office life can affect your skin, and how you can care for your skin with help from 18|8. 


1. High Levels Of Stress

Short deadlines, heavy workloads, and pressure from clients and bosses can all result in stress in the workplace. When you are stressed, your immune system weakens, and your skin gives in to foreign bodies and infective agents. This can cause acne, dryness, scaling, discoloration, and even dark circles around your eyes.


2. Poor Air Quality

Even if your building has good airflow, it’s almost impossible to avoid bad air quality, especially when your building receives poor maintenance. Mold, pollutants in the AC, dangerous bacteria, and toxic particles affect the condition of the air. When these particulates come into contact with your skin, they can cause blocked pores and acne. 


3. Effects of Air Conditioning

When it’s hot in the office, it can be tempting to sit next to the AC. But, believe it or not, the breeze from the appliance can cause dryness. By causing an imbalance in its moisture content, air conditioning units can make conditions like psoriasis and eczema worse. 


4. Bacteria on Telephones

If your job requires you to call clients, then your skin may be susceptible to dirt and bacteria that has accumulated on your telephone. Holding a phone up to your ear and face can cause you to perspire, in turn trapping natural oils inside your pores and causing blemishes to form on your skin. 


5. Light From Your Computer Screen

Did you know that light from the computer screen and mobile phone can create wrinkles on your face? The high energy visible light from these screens can penetrate your skin and adversely affect your elastin and collagen, causing fine lines and sagging skin. 


Revitalize Your Skin With A Men’s Facial From 18|8

At 18|8 Chicago, we help you combat skin breakouts, dryness, acne, and other skin problems associated with your workplace. What you need is not to avoid the work environment, but to protect yourself by regularly visiting our salon for a revitalizing and relaxing men’s facial treatment.


Our men’s facial includes an in-depth face cleanse with a hot towel wrap, skin exfoliation to eradicate dead skin cells, and application of moisturizer to rehydrate your skin. It also includes a relaxing scalp, neck, and shoulder massage.


Visit Our Chicago Men’s Salon Today

At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon, we want to do more than give you a relaxing facial treatment: we want to help you perfect your style and improve your look so much that even your mirror will notice. Call us today at (312) 874-7188 to set up an appointment or book your next visit online at our Chicago, IL barbershop. We’re more than excited to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you look, feel, and perform at your absolute best.