One of the best parts of working in a startup is the company’s open floor plan – not only does this setup allow you to work closely with your team members, but it also enables you to keep up-to-date with office gossip, share snacks (within arm’s reach) and, unfortunately, pick up whatever virus is spreading around the office.
In an attempt to stave off the “plague” (which is what we call it in my office), there are number of tactics my colleagues employ to try and stay healthy – exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat foods high in vitamin C, drink the herbal Echinacea tea, and inhale zinc nasal spray as a cold remedy. Because I seem to be susceptible to the office plague, I am willing to try most any strategy.
Recently, I was listening to a coworker (who could be one of Allure Magazine’s beauty insider editors with her endless makeup and skincare knowledge) talk about how smooth her skin has been of late, which she attributes to cod liver oil pills (the open floor plan is also a great way to catch up on the latest beauty tips). Cod liver oil (CLO) is packed full of vitamins and minerals so it’s no surprise that her skin was glowing. That’s when I thought – something that could boost my immune system and keep my skin clearer? Yes, please!Read More