Sitting in the office for hours on end can be dreadful and it doesn’t just affect your inner wellbeing. The heat, air-conditioning, as well as the overall environment can, too, be detrimental to the skin, especially when it isn’t taken care of appropriately.

Yes, there is only so much you can do when the majority of your skincare is stashed at home, but it doesn’t mean you have to sit there helpless. Here, we show you how you can treat your skin a little better while slaving off at your desk with as little supplies as possible.

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#1 Does your skin feel dry and dehydrated from the air-conditioning? Make sure to have a facial mist on hand for some instant rejuvenation, hydration and to freshen up your makeup all at once. You’ll feel more awake and alert too!

#2 Should your under eyes look puffy, dull and parched, slap on a cooling under-eye mask. Luckily, it doesn’t take long to work and more often than not, five minutes is all it takes for refreshed and brighter under eyes.

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#3 When you’re busy brainstorming and have your hands free, it’s the perfect time to squeeze in your jade roller or any other face massaging tool while doing so. It doesn’t take intense concentration and your skin will reap its benefits for sure.

#4 When you feel a zit popping up, head for the hand sanitiser. Make sure your hands are clean before dabbing some on the affected spot. The alcohol will kill off the germs and temporarily stave off from rising to the surface of the skin.

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#5 Have a hand cream on your desk at all times. On top of moisturising your hands, you can also use it to tame flyaways or eyebrows and remove makeup mistakes in a pinch. It really does do it all.

#6 Feeling greasy midday? All you need is a piece of tissue to soak up the excess oils. Make sure you dab and not rub so it wouldn’t mess up your makeup underneath.

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#7 If you can, get a small humidifier on your desk to add some moisture back into the air around you. It helps protect the skin from drying out and your skin will thank you. Bonus: Add an essential oil to lift your spirits too.

#8 When applying or refreshing your eyeshadow at the office, use sticky notes as shadow shields so the fallout wouldn’t get everywhere. Be sure to remove the extra adhesive on the back of your hand first though.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen