Skincare Tips For Women In Tech

Hey there, tech sis! It’s no secret that women in tech deal with a lot of the same beauty issues as other women do. Long hours of staring at a screen, little time for self-care, and the pressures of looking put together all come into play. 

We know that as women in tech you’re out there working hard, and we want to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself—whether that means making time for skincare routine or just taking a breather in the middle of the day. 

The first thing you need to do is protect.

I know you’ve heard it before, but I’m here to tell you: You don’t have to sacrifice your skin for your career. Women in tech can and should still take care of her skin.

Here are some of my favorite tips:

Drink water.

This is a no-brainer, but if you’re not drinking enough water throughout the day, chances are good that you’re dehydrated. Dehydration can cause dry skin and make it harder for your body to flush out toxins from your system. It also makes your face look more wrinkled than it really is! Don’t forget to drink a glass of water every hour—it’ll do wonders for keeping your body running smoothly and helping your skin stay hydrated.

Make sure to apply sunscreen every day before heading outside (even on cloudy days). 


Sitting under fluorescent lights all day can cause sun damage—and we all know that sun damage leads to wrinkles! Also, make sure that whatever sunscreen product you choose has an SPF of 30 or higher; anything less will not protect against enough UV rays. 

Stick to a routine

The best way to keep your skin looking its best is by sticking with a regular routine. It doesn’t have to be complicated—just make sure you’re washing your face every night before bed and moisturizing twice a day during the workweek (and once on weekends).

Get enough sleep

While we’re on the topic of routines, don’t forget about sleep! Getting enough rest will help keep hormones balanced, which means less inflammation and irritation in the long run—which means no acne! If you find yourself struggling with insomnia or waking up earlier than normal because of stress, consider talking with your doctor about taking an evening melatonin supplement before bedtime (or even better yet: try meditation!).

Keep It Simple


If you need a quick fix, use a face mask before bedtime and then wash it off in the morning. It’s the easiest way to get rid of any impurities and make your skin look great. Just be sure to use a mask that is specifically designed for your skin type: dry, oily, or combination.

Be Gentle With Your Hands


You may not realize how much stress and pressure are put on our hands by typing all day long. If they start feeling rough or cracked, try applying some hand cream every hour or so throughout the day. The extra hydration will make sure that your hands stay soft and smooth!

Give Your Face Some Time In The Sun

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from science, it’s that sunlight helps us stay healthy—and glowing! If possible, go outside for at least 15 minutes every day, this will help keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Eat well.

Your diet has a huge effect on how healthy your skin looks—so make sure that what you eat is full of vitamins A and C (they’re great for keeping acne at bay) as well as omega-3 fatty acids (which are great for preventing dark spots).

Keep your hands clean.

Cleaning your hands regularly is crucial for preventing breakouts, but if you’re spending a lot of time on the computer, it can be easy to forget. Use hand sanitizer every time you wash your hands or touch something that someone else has touched (like a doorknob), especially if they have acne or other skin conditions (like eczema). It’s also a good idea to keep a bottle at your desk or wherever else you spend most of your time at work so that you won’t forget.

If you’re a techie like me, you need all the help you can get to combat the harmful effects of tech on your skin. Luckily for us, we can take some great strides towards healthy skin with a few simple tips. Remember, it takes a lot more than just applying some moisturizer; there’s an entire science behind what it takes to achieve healthy skin after hours at your computer screen. So follow these tips to keep your skin looking good until you can make it home for an evening cleansing session.

For more tips on beauty and well being: BEAUTY AND WELL-BEING: TRANSITIONING INTO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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