Stress can happen to anyone and the below techniques can work on both men and women. Women find this information very useful as they are more interested in glowing their skin.
You spend most of your time in the kitchen if you are a housewife, and your skin gets irritated due to smoke, fuels, & oil in the kitchen. So you need relaxing & glowing techniques along with modern devices like kitchen chimney. As a Kitchen chimney is also helpful to suck up the smoke, odor from the kitchen, you could spend stress-free & silent moments in the kitchen.
In fact, If you are looking for a good kitchen chimney, check the article: “Best Chimney For Indian Kitchen”
I am not going to explain the foolish routine, I will explain the exact and direct ways to improve your mood, sleep, concentration, alertness, and also it will enhance your skin & hair health.
This routine includes cleanliness, scrubbing, massaging, brushing, etc that will bring positivity to your stressful moments.
The below steps will give you the double benefits I would say.
Tips Can Be Your Relaxing Techniques To Curb Your Daily Stress
1. Relaxing Bath
It is a well-known fact that the bath releases tension. Taking bath soothes every part of your body. Infect the head bath is much better than a normal bath for burning all your stress.
An aromatherapeutic bath or massage is famous for minimizing stress, anxiety, and depression. And, I will talk about below how essential oils are beneficial for your beauty(Essential oils are used in aromatherapy).
If you love natural ingredients, you could make a mixture of milk, honey & rose petals to make your bath fragrant and relaxing. Milk removes dead skin cells, honey hydrates your skin, and rose petals for fragrance.
Here’s What You Can Do:
What you need to do is to add the mixture of a half cup of milk, 5 drops of honey, and some rose petals in your bathtub.
Or, mix a few drops of essential oils in the bathtub to make an aromatherapeutic bath. Turning on the music while bathing is also a good idea for relaxing.
Note1: Wash your body with normal water after using each relaxing technique.
Note2: Never use essential oils directly on your skin, hair, or in the bathtub. You must include the carrier oil with it.
2. Full Body Scrub
The feeling of the scrubbing creates a good sensation and circulates blood flow on your body which soothes the soft tissues. And in the end, it releases your stress.
Focus on those areas where most of the tension lies like the forehead, neck, jaw, etc. And always do a scrub in a circular motion.
How To Scrub?
Mix ¼ cup coconut oil, ½ cup brown sugar, and 2 tbsp honey. Start scrubbing your body thoroughly afterward. Finally, wash your body with normal water & apply your favorite moisturizer.
3. Scalp Massage
Massaging your scalp with oil not only boosts your mood but also balances the hormones which cause depression, stress, boredom, and anxiety.
Scalp massaging increases the level of dopamine in your body which eventually turns out to have a positive effect on your mood.
Your mind receives the signal of sensation, relaxation, and happiness while this process.
Head massaging is also for your well being as muscles around your head don’t move with your body. So massaging and touching those areas is good exercise for them.
Scalp massage helps in hair growth, produces thick hair, and reduces dryness, itchiness & dandruff.
How To Massage?
Take the hair oil and start applying oil on the scalp with the help of fingers. Make sure to cover every area of your scalp while oiling, for this, you have to separate your hair into small parts.
4. Body Hair Removal
Unwanted hair is a burden to your body so removing them makes you feel light. The body hair removal method is a great way to relax your mind.
I personally feel very fresh and it gives me better sleep at night.
Methods Of Hair Removal:
There are tons of ways to remove your hair like waxing, shaving, epilation, etc.
5. Dry Brushing
Why dry brushing is so important for flawless skin and for your perfect mood? Dry brushing unclogs pores result in blood pumping in the body. This whole process imitates the nervous system and makes you energetic.
Dry brushing is the exfoliation process that soothes dry skin, removes dirt & dead skin cells.
How To Detox?
To detoxify harmlessly, use a long-handled natural stiff-bristled brush.
Be kind to your skin as much as you can, for this, you have to swipe only one or two times that too in a circular motion. Start this process from downward to upward, I, e from feet to back.
Note: Don’t do dry brushing on sensitive areas on your body like breasts, abdomen, neck, cut areas, lesson, scrapes, burned or sunburned skin, etc.
6. Feet Massage
Feet massaging reduces the same level of stress as your full body massage. Infect there is a tough skin in your feet area than the other body parts.
Soften the tough skin around the feet is helpful for muscle relaxation.
Foot massaging can be done for low back pain and general pain. But here you have to release your stress, so follow the below steps to do the same.
DIY For Massaging:
Take a mixture of 3 drops of lemon juice, 2 tbsp sea salt, and 3 drops of baby oil. Now start scrubbing your feet for a few minutes and wash afterward.
Lemon juice is for exfoliating, sea salt balances oil production and baby oil hydrates your skin.
Facial works as a stress buster & helps to relieve your psychological pressure. Your body reacts during the face massage as you put healthy pressure on those points which are linked to your body.
Sun exposure makes you really tired and dehydrated. You need to calm yourself from within and outside both.
Apart from drinking water, you need to do some relaxation techniques which will also help you in skin brightening. Yes, facial could do the same.
Different Ways Of Facial:
Get a professional facial or do it yourself. If you are doing a facial at home, either purchase a facial kit or make a DIY.
8. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil solves the problem of insomnia. It helps you give a powerful sleep. This oil not only solves your anxiety issues but also helps to fix so many skin issues like acne, inflammation, wrinkles, and dry skin.
Directions Of Usage:
For the above issues, apply lavender oil with coconut oil directly on your face with the help of your fingers. Or mix a few drops in your daily moisturizer.
Do this at night for a good night’s sleep.
9. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint is helpful for boosting your concentration level, treats your headache, relieves the nerves, and keeps you calm after a long busy day.
There are also beauty benefits of peppermint oil. It cleanses your skin from within by removing the breakouts & blemishes. It also works as a sunscreen & balances the PH level.
Peppermint oil is also helpful for dandruff, itchiness, dryness, nail, hair, and dental health.
How To Use?
Mix two-three drops of peppermint oil with 4-5 tbsp of hair oil and start massaging it on your head. I personally use this oil in the same way for instant freshness, cooling effect & relaxation.
Peppermint oil should only be applied with a carrier oil like grapeseed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.
10. Vanilla Oil
The smell of vanilla is soothing and relaxing. Thus vanilla oil is often used in aromatherapy. Vanilla increases relaxation, happiness, and reduces anxiety.
There are lots of skin & hair benefits of vanilla. It slows down aging, increases hair growth, makes your hair silky. It also helps to lose weight, treats cough & mensuration problems.
How To Make?
Take 1 drop of vanilla essential oil, 2 drops of coconut oil, 3 tbsp sugar, and lemon juice. Mix all ingredients and apply them to make your skin healthy.
This way, you could inhale the powerful smell and improve your skin simultaneously.
11. Jasmine Oil
Jasmine is a boon for your skin, hair, mind & body. The pretty smell of jasmine creates alertness in your mind and helps to break your depressive thoughts.
It helps to boost your focus & productivity. If you are working at night, the smell of this flower keeps you attentive.
Jasmine oil keeps your skin moisturized for a long & enhances the glow on your skin. If I am talking about the hair benefits of using this oil, it conditions your hair well and keeps your scalp infection-free.
Different Ways Of Usage:
Mix a few drops of jasmine oil in the cream, face wash, shampoo, shower gel, or body lotion.
12. Essential Oil Products
If you don’t want to buy separate essential oils(As I told you in the above points), you could buy cosmetics instead which have essential oils like lavender, peppermint, vanilla, Jasmine, etc.
These products will give you the same fragrances that lift up your mood and provide skin & hair benefits as the essential oils give.
There are many cosmetic products available in the market. I am giving you some examples below, you can buy as per your need & choice.
Consider Essential Oil Products:
- Forex: Forest Essentials Light Day Lotion Lavender & Neroli SPF25.
- M.A.C Velvet Eye Shadow – Vanilla.
- Khadi Natural Herbal Jasmine Soap.
The beauty routine I have advised is basic & cost-effective, no costly products are included in this.
Some of the steps you usually do as a skin or hair care routine. I am just reminding you how to do them in a better way so you could take advantage of them for reducing your burden.
If you are using any product the first time (Whether it is a natural ingredient, ayurvedic, or dermatologically tested), make sure to test it on the small area on the skin. Apply a little bit of product below the ear or on your hand for 24 to 48 hours to see any reaction.