Simple Ways to Unwind and De-stress


It’s important to steal a few moments of private me-time to unwind and unplug. This allows you to have a better relationship with yourself too! 

We have 7 simple ways to share how you can unwind and de-stress:

  1. Relax with Facial Masks

For a me time of 15 minutes, pour yourself a soothing 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 deserved.

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

Self-massage 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.

You can simply use your hands, and use a foam roller, tennis ball or even a rolled up large bath towel, as massage aids.

When you massage your face, you may also like to do so using your daily beauty products, so that you can stay beautiful at the same time.

  1. Self-Massage: For your face and eyes

Cleanse your face and hands thoroughly before the massage. You may like to apply moisturizer or facial oil on your face before the massage so that you also moisturize your skin while unwinding. You may also use the excess mask serum after applying the mask on your face too. It will help your skin 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. Regular massage 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.

  1. Self-Massage: To 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.

  1. Self-Massage: 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. You can 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.

  1. Self-Massage: 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. You can do this for 3 minutes for each foot.

  1. Self-Massage: Relax your hands

It may be especially helpful for those of us who 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 clockwise for ten times. Repeat 3 times.

  1. Self-Massage: Release the 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, taking 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 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.

Coreenna Ong

Coreenna Ong

Co-founder and Head of Research

Ms Ong has more than 25 years of extensive experiences in research and development, conceptualization, formulation, and production process development. She is currently the Head of Research and Development at aspurely skincare.

She has authored 2 best-selling Beauty and Wellness books with Marshall Cavendish, Nature’s Spa: DIY Beauty Treatments and Nature’s Treats: Recipes for Wellness, which are currently available in the Singapore National Library collection.

Ms Ong was also a Beauty columnist for Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore's largest Chinese-language newspaper publication, with huge regional presence. As its weekly expert contributor, she shared the latest research and technologies from the Beauty industry, and addressed many readers’ skincare issues and concerns, offered beauty tips, quick fixes and insider knowledge.



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