91% of workers state that they experience work stress


Whether it’s replying to what feels like endless emails, dealing with tricky customers to tip-toeing around difficult colleagues, it’s no surprise that work can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. In fact, a recent survey found that 91% of workers* experience work related stress. So, what steps can be taken to combat the effects that work can have on your wellbeing…

Ditch tech-neck

As if commuting everyday wasn’t bad enough, it could be taking a toll on your skin too. Many spend a lot of their commute on public transport and rather than looking at strangers they look at their phones – say hello to tech neck! This could lead to sagging skin, so it’s important to pay attention to the neck area in your beauty regime. Try Sesderma FACTOR G Renew Anti-Ageing Regenerating Cream (£56.34, 50ml www.sesdrema.co.uk), which is an anti-ageing cream with growth factors and plant stem cells to stimulate cellular regeneration, reduce wrinkles and give the skin back its tautness. Massage this into gently cleansed skin before and/or after work.

Breathe easy

If you’re looking at improving the quality of your workplace air then a desk plant could be a great place to start, with research suggesting that certain varieties do more than pump extra oxygen into your surroundings - they can also clear the air of harmful chemicals. Spider plants ranked one of the highest in removing volatile organic compounds, which can contribute to dizziness, asthma or allergies. Time to get yourself some office greenery!

Spritz your way to a sense of calm

Heading into a meeting and struggling to contain those nerves? A simple spritz of Miss Guided’s Boss Babe (£28, www.missguided.co.uk) could help soothe those stress levels, as the perfume contains vanilla which, according to research, promotes feelings of relaxation and joy. This fruity floral scent with notes of bergamot, pear, pistachio, almond milk, orange blossom and creamy sandalwood, will also make you smell dreamy and when better than to feel like a Boss Babe!

Pollution proof your skin

Travelling to and from work, or working outside, can leave you vulnerable to pollution, which can lead to the likes of premature ageing, dryness and acne. Vitamin C works as an antioxidant to help neutralise free radicals before they do any damage and helps to improve the firmness of the skin. The Sesderma C-VIT Liposomal Serum (£49.20, www.sesderma.co.uk) is formulated with the latest generation of vitamin C encapsulated in liposomes (lipid bubbles), offering a high level of skin penetration, speed and effectiveness 

Type away

Did you know that if you spend a lot of your day typing away, this could support nail growth as the movement gets your blood flow moving? To promote healthy nail growth, it’s crucial that your body gets the right amount of nutrients. Try LQ’s Skin, Hair & Nails liquid health supplement (£29.00, Boots). This is a delicious alternative to traditional health supplements and contains key active ingredients such as vitamin C, biotin, selenium, and silicon to not only support your nails, but also you skin and hair.

More common Sources of VOCs in the Home and how to limit your exposure can be found from the link here::