Feeling cooped up at home can be mentally exhausting. Pamper yourself with these self-care tips while staying home.

With most of us telecommuting during this period, we’re now more plugged-in than ever before. The constant staring at our devices with no work-home differentiation can make it difficult for us to put down our devices. This plugged-in lifestyle might have unknowingly taken a toll on our mental and physical health.

We’ve put together some simple beauty rituals you can adopt even when you’re home, so you can feel good and take your me-time to the next level. 

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1) A Massage A Day Can Go A Long Way

More people are dealing with “tech neck” now as we are constantly bending our necks to look down at our phones, tablets and even our laptops when it is placed too low. Besides causing muscle aches and stiff necks, “tech neck” can also cause neck lines to appear or worsen as the skin around our neck is delicate and constant repeated movements will result in neck creases.

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Show your neck some love and adopt this beauty ritual into your daily routine. Take a few minutes each day to perform a rejuvenating massage for your neck to prevent fine lines and creases from developing. You can also massage your face at the same time to achieve an overall lifting effect too! Check out some facial massage tips from Estetica’s facialist below! We recommend using ést.lab’s VitaLift A+ Miracle Lift Serum that is formulated to target deep wrinkles and sagging tissues and contains high-performing active ingredients to provide instant and long-term lifting and firming effects whilst massaging your skin for better efficacy.

Additionally, make sure to stretch your neck and shoulders every 30-40 minutes throughout the day to give your muscles (and eyes) a rest.

2) Soothe Your Tired Eyes

First signs of ageing usually appear around our eyes as the skin around them is thinner and particularly sensitive, therefore extra care is needed for this area. And whether we are working from home, doing home-based learning, or just bingeing on Netflix, our eyes are susceptible to fatigue and stress.  

To combat the harmful effects of staring at our devices, use a hydrating and anti-ageing under-eye cream to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Our pick is ést.lab’s OptimaLift A+ Multi-Repair Eye Essence which helps to refresh the eyes and reduces fatigue as well as minimise the appearance of dark eye circles and puffiness. This is a great eye cream to use when we’re feeling the stress of staring at the screen for long periods of time!

Pair this eye cream with ést.lab’s OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-action Massager (available for preorder in Classic White, $86, or Rose Gold, $96) for a relaxing eye spa to wind down the night or for a quick mid-day break. This device consists of triple functions of heat compress, sonic vibrations and red light therapy which will help to soothe tired eyes while working to bid goodbye to dark eye circles and providing your eyes with a pampering eye lift.

3) Blue Light Alert!

Not only is it important to protect our skin from the sun, it’s also equally important to protect our skin from our devices. When working from home, we’re plugged into digital devices more than ever, consequently resulting in higher exposure to blue light, which can induce free radical production causing premature skin ageing, loss of firmness, hyperpigmentation and increase in fine lines.

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Thus, it is important to use topical antioxidants to prevent skin damage from free radicals. Antioxidants like Vitamin E is naturally produced by our skin but decreases when exposed to free radicals like blue light & UV light. To make up for the loss of antioxidants, use antioxidant-rich skincare products to neutralise free radical attack. Our pick is ést.lab’s VitaLift A+ OPC Antioxidant Cream which contains Grapefruit Seed Extract, a rich antioxidant which protects against tissue damage and oxidative stress, and stimulates collagen synthesis.

Additionally, take cover with a “smart shield”! ést.lab’s SunShield SPF50 is enhanced with Anti-Blue Light Technology to protect your skin against the harmful effects of blue light and also contains Marigold Plant and Swiss Alpine Horehound extracts which are antioxidants that help reduce free radical damage.

4) Breathe & Mask On

Having work-life balance is challenging in our extremely connected world. It is even harder to separate work and relaxation when working from home. In such stressful times, it’s even more important to take care of our mental well-being. It is okay to take a break and have some me-time, after all, we’re not robots! 

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While we’re hitting the pause button on work, why not throw in some skincare into the mix too? 20 minutes is all we need to show our skin some love by slapping on a sheet mask, as we unwind from the stresses of the day. We love ést.lab’s VitaLift A+ Brillage Face Mask that is soaked in a cocktail of skin-loving ingredients to provide an instant boost of hydration for bouncy, supple, smooth and radiant skin. P.S. this is a mask where results are visible even in the next morning, and not just at the moment you take off the mask!

Now that you’re armed with these tips, go forth and show yourself some self-love and self-care, so that you can recharge and power up for the remainder of this (seemingly endless) circuit breaker! ❤ 

In Good Hands,