We’re leading very busy lives and lifestyles that we might feel overwhelmed, stressed and drained.
It’s important to steal a few moments of me-time to unwind and relax, so that you can be recharged. With this, you can deal with challenges more effectively.
- Relax with Facial Masks
Hide away for 15 minutes, pour yourself a hot cup of tea, light a scented candle, and unwind with a calming face mask on. This may be one of the easiest and quickest way to feel relaxed and recharged. At the same time, you get to have the gorgeous, glowing skin that you deserve.
Lie on your back, close your eyes, and enjoy the luxurious and overflowing mask serum. You can also catch a quick 15 minutes nap!
After 15 minutes, remove the Mask, and you can use the excess serum for a face massage. More self-massage tips below.
- Self-Massage Tips
If you’re afraid of catching covid, consider self-massage. It relaxes your muscles, improves circulation, keeps your body working efficiently, and helps to de-stress. It only needs 2 to 3 minutes to work on each specific areas to do wonders.
Simply use your hands and use a foam roller, tennis ball or even a rolled up large bath towel, as massage aids.
When massaging your body with your hands, consider using body cream, taking the time to also pamper and moisturise your body. Likewise, you can massage your face using your daily beauty products, getting the glow that your face deserves.
For your face and eyes
Cleanse your face and hands thoroughly before massaging. You may like to use to apply moisturizer or facial oil on your face before the massage. Moisturize your skin while unwinding! You may also use the excess mask serum. Massaging your skin helps to absorb the products more effectively.
To define your jawbone, you can use your index fingers and thumbs to pinch the skin along your jawline starting from the centre of the chin, then move outwards to just below your ears. Massaging it regularly will clear up any congestion that may cause swelling and puffiness.
Close your eyes and gently place your thumbs under your eyebrows, starting at the inside corner of each eye socket. Press and gently move the thumbs in circular motion, working slowly towards the outsides of your eyebrows. Continue this movement all around your eyes, ending back at the bridge of your nose.
Repeat this 3 times, focusing more at the indentation of the inner eye socket, where the bridge of the nose meets the ridge of the eyebrows, as this may be an especially tender point for many people.
Ease headaches and tension
Place your thumbs on your cheekbones close to your ears, and gently use your fingertips to apply pressure and rub the temples. Using firm pressure with tiny circular motions, gradually move your fingers up along your hairline until they meet in the middle of your forehead, massaging your entire forehead and scalp as your fingers move along. To make the experience more pleasant, you may want to use facial oil as well.
For your neck and shoulders
Stress often manifest itself on your neck and shoulders. To dissipate that tension, use your left hand to firmly massage your right shoulder and the right side of your neck. Start off with gentle circular motions, rubbing the muscle gently at first with your index and middle fingers. With your palm and fingers, you can squeeze the shoulder neck muscles to finish off with a firmer massage. Switch to the other side.
Relieve your feet
Sit on your chair and put a tennis ball under your foot. Gently exert pressure and roll the ball around slowly in order to relax different areas of your foot.
Relax your hands
This is helpful if you use the computer the whole day and have stiff hands and wrists. Stretch your palm out in front of you, and with your opposite hand, hold your fingers back firmly for five seconds. Repeat with the other hand.
Rotate your wrists counter clockwise for ten times, then anti-clockwise for ten times. Repeat 3 times.
Release lower back tension
Stand up and put your hands on your waist. With your thumbs behind you and fingers facing forward, gently press your thumbs into the muscles at either side of the spine. Take note not to press on the spine itself.
Keep your thumbs firmly pressed in while you rotate your waist in a small circular motion. Spend some extra time where you find a tender point. Move your thumbs gradually up on each side of the spine as far as your hands can comfortably reach.
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