How does our work environment impact our hair?
Work can have an impact on many aspects of our lives, including our health, appearance and therefore our hair. Hair and skin are two of the most visible and sensitive elements of our bodies that can be affected by our work. Did you know that in many cases, the work environment has a big impact on our hair and skin without us even realizing it? The dusty environment at work can cause our skin to itch and get oily faster. The scalp naturally starts to produce more sebum as it tries to protect the scalp from dirt. It's always important to wash and moisturize your scalp sufficiently to keep it free from dust. In a dusty work environment, I recommend washing the scalp and hair ALWAYS when necessary. If you use natural cosmetics that do not contain any harmful ingredients that do not irritate, dry or cause strain on the scalp, you can wash your hair every day. Do you know how to protect yourself from strong sunlight at work? Some jobs may require regular exposure to the sun. If we are not sufficiently protected we can result in sunburn or sunburnt skin. Prolonged exposure to sunlight accelerates skin aging and causes wrinkles. It is important to use sunscreens with SPF on the body and face to protect our skin from sunburn and ageing. The scalp is well protected by a head covering or a hairstyle without prominent paths. A good helper over the summer is LEAVE IN conditioner. In case your scalp gets burnt it is a good idea to spray conditioner into your scalp as well and leave it on. It has soothing effects that help to regenerate the skin cells faster. Air-conditioned environments are a common part of interiors nowadays, be it homes or workplaces. It has benefits and comfort that it brings, but there are also negative effects that affect our health. One of them is the effect of air conditioning on the scalp. Air conditioning creates an artificial dry environment that often has low humidity. The dry air contributes to dehydration of the skin, which leads to irritation, discomfort and, consequently, due to the skin's defence mechanism, oiling can occur more quickly. If you work in an air-conditioned, dry or even dusty environment, it is important to give your skin more frequent hydration. For hydration we use the Infusion hair tonic, which thanks to its special formula is pleasantly cooling and thanks to its antibacterial and moisturizing effects eliminates the feeling of itching. It is also advisable to apply a light hair oil to the scalp before washing your hair, which also serves to promote skin hydration. You can enrich your skin care with various Indian wraps as well as deep-intensive treatments designed for your scalp type at Hair Therapy salons. Some jobs kt. are polluted with chemicals such as paints, detergents or additives in the products we work with... In such an environment, there is a possibility that you may experience more frequent skin irritation and hair loss. Another thing I definitely can't forget to mention - night shifts, which involve working during the night and sleeping during the day, disrupt our natural biological clock and cause various changes in the body. These changes can have negative consequences not only on our physical and mental well-being, but also on our hair. One of the consequences of night shifts and irregular sleeping patterns is sleep cycle disorder. Our sleep is controlled by hormones and a biological clock that is sensitive to light and dark. When our body goes into night shift mode, we may have trouble falling asleep, sleeping poorly or not getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to fatigue, irritability and reduced concentration. Sleep deprivation and irregular sleep patterns put our bodies under stress. When we are stressed, our body produces more stress hormones such as cortisol. These hormones can affect various body functions including hair growth. Long-term stress can slow down hair growth and lead to excessive hair loss or worsened skin problems. Stressful work environment - is the most powerful factor that greatly affects our hair, skin and overall health. For example, working with increased stress causes increased oil production in the skin, which can lead to acne and subsequently clogged hair follicles. In addition, a large excess of stress can cause problems with hair loss, digestive problems, insomnia,... It is also the most common trigger of a hair disease called alopecia. With certain types of work, we can also unintentionally worsen our eating habits and lifestyle, which can have a subsequent effect on our hair and skin. Lack of time for a healthy lunch or irregular eating leads to a lack of important nutrients needed for our body, and this in turn takes a toll on our body. It is important to always provide the body with a varied and healthy diet.
Thanks to our Trichology Salon we can work with such problems, improve the condition and keep the skin healthy and clean. We will not only take care of your skin and hair but also your mind and body, which you will perfectly regenerate and relax from the usual worries you experience on a daily basis, learn how to properly care for your skin and hair, how to prevent aggravations and minimize the problem.